Advanced manufacturing technology student uses 3D design software
Mode of Study
Part-time, Full-time
Duration
1 year full-time (October start), 3 years part-time (October start), 16 months full-time (February start)
Start Date
October 2020, February 2021
Accredited
Yes

Overview

If you’re interested in manufacturing technology and you're ready to take your studies to postgraduate level, this is the perfect course for you.

On our MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology course, you’ll learn about advanced design tools, materials, manufacturing processes and systems, and develop efficient and effective operation and management skills too.

There’s a shortage of experts in the manufacturing sector, so when you finish the course, you’ll have a Master’s qualification and the skills required to meet the demands of the industry.

You can start this in October (full time or part time) or February (full time only).

Accredited by

This course is accredited by European Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

This course is currently going through the process of re-accreditation with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Entry requirements​

MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology Master's degree entry requirements

Qualifications or experience
  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
English language requirements
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Use simulation and modelling application software for virtual design and manufacturing
  • Utilise our strong links with companies and investigate real industrial problems to enhance your understanding
  • Fuse the topic of your individual project with one of our research groups, and benefit from the expertise of our academics

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What can you do with an Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree?

Previous graduates have gone on to work in:

  • design
  • research and development
  • product manufacture
  • project management

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 3 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

What you'll study on this MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree course

Each module this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 90 credits. For example, 1 module worth 60 credits and 1 module worth 30 credits.

Due to changing circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we may need to make changes to courses to ensure your safety and to ensure compliance with Government guidelines. We'll provide you with as much notice as possible of any such changes. Your course leader will inform you of these. Changes may include things such as modules being taught in teaching block 2 instead of teaching block 1 and teaching activities occurring in smaller group sizes.

Modules

Modules on this course currently include:

  • Advanced Materials
  • CAD/CAM Systems
  • Individual Project
  • Integrated Manufacturing Systems
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Virtual Systems Design and Simulation For Production

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.

Work experience and career planning

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 3 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory sessions
  • project work

How you'll spend your time

Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks:

  • September to December (October to December for some courses in 2020/21 only) – teaching block 1
  • January to May (early February to May for some courses in 2020/21 only) – teaching block 2

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written examinations
  • coursework
  • laboratory-based project work
  • a major individual project or dissertation

​Course costs

Tuition fees (October 2020 and February 2021 start)

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time: £9,000
  • Part-time: £3,000 per year (3 years) (subject to annual increase)

International students

  • Full-time: £16,400 (subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time: £5,470 per year (3 years) (subject to annual increase)

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

There may be occasional trips for which you will be asked to contribute up to £25 per trip.

Apply

You can start this in October (full time or part time) or February (full time only).
Start your application by following the link below:

October 2020 start

February 2021 start

Our courses fill up quickly, so submit your application as soon as you decide which course you want to study.

International students

If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us (above) or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region. To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.

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