MSc Sustainable Design for Manufacture will prepare you for the growing need to minimise waste, reduce environmental impact, conserve energy, and reduce reliance on natural resources when creating products or services. You’ll develop a well-rounded set of advanced engineering skills that focus on sustainable design and management. Throughout the course you’ll improve on your existing skills and awareness of mechanisms, such as cradle to grave, upcycling, recycling, life cycle and material flow analysis, material structure, and performance and sustainability relationships.
This course focuses on two key areas, design and management. You’ll strengthen your knowledge of sustainability in design techniques, as well as the impact that poor design has on the manufacturer, the environment, and society as a whole. You’ll learn more about leadership and innovation, globalisation, market boundaries, measuring performance, promoting growth through technology, and promoting entrepreneurship for the successful implementation of sustainable design techniques and strategies.
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, group work, research, discussion groups, seminars, tutorials, and practical laboratory sessions. Compared to an undergraduate course, you'll find that this master's requires a higher level of independent working. Assessment methods include coursework, practical reports, critical reviews of real-world case studies, presentations, viva, and the master's project.
Our typical offer is:
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If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
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We usually require applicants to hold a 2:2 honours degree in an engineering discipline or an equivalent professional qualification. We will consider applicants with a wide range of relevant experience.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
This course is subject to approval.
£8,000 if you're from the UK/Europe*
£16,500 if you're an international student
European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area), and Swiss nationals who do not qualify for the EU Settlement Scheme are classed as international, however, for 24/25 admission you will receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the home tuition fee rate for the duration of your studies. The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
This course equips you for a wide range of roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector. Employers recognise the value of qualifications from Sunderland, which has been training engineers and technicians for over 100 years.
This course will prepare you for higher levels of responsibility and leadership in the workplace, society, and beyond. You'll develop transferrable skills and become adaptable to change.
All of our modules combine teaching and application of innovative problem-solving skills that can be applied in the workplace. You'll study real-world case studies, which will help you to develop skills that can be applied throughout your career.
Our recent engineering graduates have gone on to work for companies such as McLaren Automotive, General Motors, Jaguar, Perkins Engines, GSK, Northumbrian Water, Hitachi, and Parametrics Technology. Other graduates conduct research with major automotive manufacturers such as Ford, Vauxhall, and Nissan.