- Entry requirements: Related 2:1 degree (or equivalent)
- Full-time: 12 months
Gain the advanced skills and knowledge to become a manufacturing engineer or researcher on this MSc (Eng). We'll provide a comprehensive overview of the materials, processes, technologies and systems in manufacturing. You’ll encounter real-world challenges and discover the opportunities offered by this growing industry worldwide.
In modern manufacturing, engineers are being continuously challenged to make more effective use of technology, management systems, production techniques and processes.
On this master’s degree, developed in conjunction with industry partners, we’ll equip you with skills to become an industry-ready engineer with advanced knowledge of manufacturing technology, management and systems.
You’ll gain insights into manufacturing systems of different scales and examine how they function at each level. Material manufacturing and processing technologies will be introduced, including key factors in the selection of materials.
Immersing you in computer aided design and robotics, we’ll introduce the latest 3D tools and techniques and reveal how to design, build and operate industrial robotic systems.
The role of additive manufacturing in new product development will also be explored and you’ll discover how the principles of advanced manufacturing techniques using lasers are being adopted by industry.
Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the programme includes a supervised independent research project. This provides the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in an area of manufacturing of your choice, supported by our specialist research facilities.
This programme is designed for engineers and physical scientists who want to develop specialist skills and knowledge in advanced manufacturing systems and technology.
This programme is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE), the professional body for mechanical engineers in the UK. This means that successful completion of the programme will put you on track to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status in the UK.
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This course is available to start in January 2024, which means you will graduate in the summer graduation. If you choose to start in January 2024 you will undertake Semester two modules first, followed by your dissertation project and then undertake Semester one modules in September. Please view more information about the modules and your funding options on the course page.
UK students are exempt from module ENGG596 Technical Writing for Engineers in semester one. EU and international students with strong English language skills may also be exempt, subject to the approval of the programme director.
If you’re exempt from ENGG596, you’ll select a total of 37.5 credits of optional modules across semesters one and two. If you need to study ENGG596, 30 credits of optional modules will be chosen.
This module investigates how Manufacturing Systems function, considering the interaction of the Manufacturing Systems with external and internal constraints. The module gives special emphasis to the use of Computer Integrated Manufacturing in Manufacturing Systems. A comprehensive overview is given starting with interactions with the Global economy before considering the effects at company and factory level. It then considers the function of Manufacturing Systems within the factory and company level and how this is driven by the function of the machines on the shop floor. It therefore gives a holistic view of how manufacturing systems function at all levels and how the levels interact.
To introduce the student to the latest 3D tools and techniques used by designers.
To develop a wider knowledge and understanding of integrated systems design.
To stimulate an appreciation of modern design and development methodologies.
This module introduces the relationships between materials properties and the influence of processing on them. A range of manufacturing processes is considered for ceramics, polymers, metals and composites. The Granta – Cambridge Engineering Selector software is used to inform the selection of materials processing and the inter-relationships with design.
To provide an overview on the role of additive manufacturing in new product development.
To develop a generic understanding on the principles and the complete process chain of additive manufacturing processes.
To provide an awareness on recent developments in additive manufacturing and associated technologies.
To develop technical writing skills for engineers. English Language Centre deliver the module for non-native English speakers, Engineering staff deliver identical syllabus, assessments and learning outcomes for other students.
The module will cover: how lasers work, what are the key beam properties of high power lasers, how the beam is deployed and delivered to the process/workpiece, safety in laser materials processing, and the working principles and industry practice for a range of laser processes.
This module aims to understand advanced engineering materials, focusing on non-ferrous alloys and composite materials. It covers the processing, heat treatment, microstructure and properties of Al, Ti and Ni alloys. It introduces constituent materials, manufacturing methods, test methods and mechanical response of composite materials.
This module will provide a study of the key principles, systems and techniques used to assure effective supply chain management. The module covers an extensive range of subjects including logistics, information management, inventory management, partnerships and information technology.
This module will give students an understanding of the role of modelling and simulation in the development and improvement of business processes in a commercial environment. Important elements include analytical techniques of systems, statistical aspects of modelling and system dynamics. Extensive use will be made of a variety of commercially available modelling and simulation tools such as Matlab and Witness.
In this module the students will gain a basic understanding of the Finite Element method and learn to use Abaqus Finite Element software. This software will then be used to analyse a variety of different problems which are relevant to both mechanical and civil engineers
The module teaches the concepts of Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, Company Infrastructure and Investment Proposals. It is taught using lectures, class questions, case studie sand a comprehensive coursework assignment. Successful students will have acquired knowledge and understanding at mastery level of the process and how itis executed in a modern industrial environment.
This module provides an understanding of the principles of advanced manufacturing techniques using lasers and how these are being explored through current/recent research and adopted by industry.
This module investigates how industrial robots and other equipment are used and integrated into more complex automated systems. The module emphasis is upon the application and use of these systems, with less emphasis on the underlying theoretical mechanisms. The module is based in the concept of learning through doing, the underlying content being presented as videos, while the contact time is used in practical sessions using industrial robots and in the development of robotic systems using industrial simulation software. The assessments are designed to help reinforce understanding rather than short term memory. As an FHEQ level 7 module the tasks and assessments are designed to develop deeper knowledge and skill in application than that expected for those at FHEQ level 6.
The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the tools and methods of Eco-design, Design for Manufacture and Assembly using real, everyday products as examples.
To enable students to develop a general understanding of a wide range of aspects of the design function in a manufacturing company and its management, and in particular a comprehensive understanding of the Design Process. The core of the module is a detailed study of a six-phase model of the Design Process derived from several authors and BS7000: Product Planning and Feasibility; Design Specification; Conceptual Design; Embodiment Design; Detail Design; Post-Design-Release.
This module introduces students to the facilitating world of ‘Smart Materials’. The term ‘Smart Materials’ is used to define a broad collection of materials that have the in-built ability to ‘actuate’ in some way in response to external stimulus. Examples of ‘Smart materials’ include piezoelectrics, electrostrictive materials, shape memory alloys, ferrofluids, various biomimetic materials plus a host of others. This module looks at a selection of smart materials and considers the underlying reasons for the actuating behavior, key performance indicators that aid materials selection, aspects of manufacturing associated with the exploitation of the materials, plus engineering applications of these facilitating and highly useful materials.
You will undertake your research project over the summer.
The purpose of the project is to provide students with the opportunity to plan, carry out and control a research project at the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice. The student will report findings both orally and in writing. Detailed instructions are provided in the PG handbook distributed at the outset of the programme.
You’ll be taught through a combination of traditional lectures and practical classes, benefitting from research-led teaching and active learning methods.
There will be a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory work, demonstrations, problem-solving exercises, group projects and independent study.
You’ll be assessed through a combination of written exams, class tests and coursework.
Coursework-based assignments include essays, reports, oral presentations, mini-project work, key skills exercises and a dissertation.
We have a distinctive approach to education, the Liverpool Curriculum Framework, which focuses on research-connected teaching, active learning, and authentic assessment to ensure our students graduate as digitally fluent and confident global citizens.
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You’ll study in the School of Engineering, which hosts modern, world-class teaching and learning facilities. This includes the Active Learning Laboratories, which feature lab space, manufacturing robots and prototyping facilities so you can learn, build and test. You’ll also have access to high-spec workstations featuring industry-standard engineering software.
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Whether you’re seeking a career bringing new products to market, embracing potentially transformative technologies, working in Government laboratories, focusing on research and development, or leading manufacturing teams, this MSc (Eng) will prepare you for a variety of opportunities in the UK and abroad.
The programme includes a strong practical element and incorporates the latest academic and industry research, preparing you to work effectively at the forefront of manufacturing and engineering.
Our professional accreditation with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers means you’ll graduate with a recognised qualification on the route to Chartered Engineer status.
You’ll graduate from this MSc (Eng) ready for a career in manufacturing industries, industrial research and development laboratories, Government laboratories and engineering consultancies.
Career destinations for our previous graduates include working for:
You’ll also be well placed to pursue PhD study. Some of our previous graduates have secured fully-funded PhD studentships.
Your tuition fees, funding your studies, and other costs to consider.
|UK fees (applies to Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland)|
|Full-time place, per year||£11,950|
|Full-time place, per year||£26,350|
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching and assessment, operating facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support.
If you're a UK national, or have settled status in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan worth up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs. Learn more about tuition fees, funding and Postgraduate Loans.
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The qualifications and exam results you'll need to apply for this course.
My qualifications are from: United Kingdom.
|Postgraduate entry requirements||
You will normally need a 2:1 honours degree, or above, or equivalent. This degree should be in engineering or science and provide appropriate knowledge of core engineering science topics.
Applicants with a 2:2 honours degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If you hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, but don’t meet our entry requirements, you could be eligible for a Pre-Master’s course. This is offered on campus at the University of Liverpool International College, in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways. It’s a specialist preparation course for postgraduate study, and when you pass the Pre-Master’s at the required level with good attendance, you’re guaranteed entry to a University of Liverpool master’s degree.
You'll need to demonstrate competence in the use of English language. International applicants who do not meet the minimum required standard of English language can complete one of our Pre-Sessional English courses to achieve the required level.
|English language qualification||Requirements|
View our IELTS academic requirements key.
Standard Level 5
|TOEFL iBT||88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 19, Reading 19, Speaking 20.|
|INDIA Standard XII||70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards|
|Hong Kong use of English AS level||C|
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