Taught course

Advanced Industrial and Manufacturing Systems

Institution
Kingston University · Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline, and/or suitable industrial experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

In today's uncertain global competition platform and economy, manufacturing and engineering are two of the most important pinnacles for a sustainable growth of any country. Many engineering companies require graduates who can demonstrate not only technological, but also managerial and entrepreneurial skill sets. You will be taught how to select advanced manufacturing processes and materials when making new products, and how to turn innovative ideas into real products quickly, timely and within the constraints of available resources, enhancing your employability.

The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration.

  • A balanced syllabus blends aspects of technology and management to create a unique skill set, which is much sought after in industry.
  • Academic teaching is also complemented by expert speakers from industry, keeping you up to date with the challenges and developments in the real world.
  • Many modules are supported by practical workshops using the latest equipment and software. Such practical skills can easily be transferred into the working environment.

What will you study

You will learn how to analyse complex technical problems and challenges faced by many real-world engineering companies of different sizes. You will also study the operational issues experienced by these companies through real case studies, and how to implement logical solutions under different scenarios. In addition, you will be able to measure the potentials of an engineering company not just through its technological adaptation but also from the entrepreneur viewpoint.

Throughout the course, you will have many hands-on sessions to practise what you have learned in the classroom. These practical skills will be obtained through using specialist software and hardware in engineering functions analysis, CAD/CAM, finite element modelling, operation management, quality analysis, business decision modelling, supply chain management and resources simulation. The project dissertation will allow you to develop a chosen field of knowledge which will complement your career ambition. Teamwork, group presentations, case studies and industrial speakers are other highlights of the course, enhancing your learning experience and employability.

Information for international students

For this course the minimum requirement is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Fees and funding

For information on funding, please visit: www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/ for further details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 547683/+44 (0)20 3308 9931