This MSc programme in Manufacturing Engineering aims to train highly skilled engineers in the techniques of manufacturing engineering and its related technologies. It will provide effective careers for managers who can meet challenges in a rapidly changing global manufacturing industry.
The programme will also enhance the ability of current or potential engineers to increase the performance and profitability of engineering and manufacturing companies operating in the context of the global business environment through the use of modern design techniques, manufacturing technologies and management philosophies.
Manufacturing Processes and Technology (new)
Lean and Agile Manufacturing (new)
Advanced Manufacturing for Automotive and Aerospace Sectors (new)
Project Management Tools and Techniques
Sustainability and Life Cycle Engineering
MSc programme in Manufacturing Engineering at Wolverhampton is a comprehensive, specialist postgraduate programme focusing on high value manufacturing especially for the aerospace and automotive industry. It adopts a systems / life cycle engineering approach during course delivery and applies specialist tools and techniques such as material utilisation principle, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, value analysis / engineering, sustainable design and manufacture, resource efficiency management and value stream mapping to illustrate and demonstrate manufacturing engineering practice in the 21st century. Case study materials and recent / current academic journal research papers would be used in all cases to support and enhance course delivery.
The MSc in Manufacturing Engineering which is targeted at the middle management level will qualify students to apply for a variety of careers in the manufacturing and construction sectors both nationally and globally. It will also prepare students for postgraduate research at academic institutions worldwide.
1. Appreciate the significance of the manufacturing sector and the impact on national and international business environment.
2. Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of the core principles of manufacturing engineering especially within the contextual framework.
3. Demonstrate relevant personal and interpersonal skills, and thinking critically and creatively during problem solving in a manufacturing environment.
4. Solve complex problems and make decisions either individually or as part of a team.
5. Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research method is used to create and interprete knowledge in manufacturing engineering.
6. Appreciate how successful manufacturing enterprises achieve and sustain total quality in their supply chain management.
Students who achieve a Masters degree from this programme can apply for membership and chartered status of the UK Engineering Council
Applicants will normally be required to have a 2:2 (or higher) honours degree in a subject broadly related to the science and engineering disciplines.
Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England was introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.