Taught course

Smart Manufacturing

Birmingham City University · School of Computing and Digital Technology

Entry requirements

At the point of application, you must have GCSE at Grade C or above in English language and Mathematics.

In order to be considered for a place on this course, you must have passed an Honours degree at minimum of 2:2 or equivalent in an engineering, computing or business discipline. Work experience in the above disciplines on an interview basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to develop your digital skills and become an Industry 4.0 specialist? This MSc Smart Manufacturing course will prepare you to apply digital skills into a dynamic and highly in demand sector, putting you ahead in the graduate job market. Smart Manufacturing is the convergence of Operational Technologies and Information Technologies, to support the operations oft he factory of the future.

Also known as Industry 4.0 the convergence of manufacturing’s physical aspects and processes with data, sensors, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and computer networks enables an increase in efficiency across the value chain of the manufacturing sector. On this course, you will focus solely on the computing aspects of Industry 4.0,to enable your professional development by filling the skill gap required to understand how data and digital technology transforms and augments the physical aspects of manufacturing and its related areas.
As a conversion course centred on the digital-led aspects of the smart manufacturing sector, we consider that all students are starting with no experience in the computing and mathematical aspects of the technologies involved in the course.
This MSc is designed to train graduates in courses related to Engineering, Computing and Management or with a background in these areas, to allow them to actively progress into the highly demanded market of the digitally enabled transformation of the manufacturing sector.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000 per year
International students
£16,300 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Full time with professional placement: 18 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595