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You'll need a UK honours degree - at least a 2:2 - containing laboratory or practical components is normally required. Examples of relevant degree subjects include Engineering, Product Design and Technology, Computing and Digital Technology, Graphic Design, Fashion Design and Technology and Interior Design. Equivalent EU/international qualifications are also accepted. Applicants who don’t meet these criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Other professional qualifications or degree disciplines will be considered on merit and/or with relevant professional experience. We may interview you as part of your application.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.
Months of entry
Embrace advances in technology and help to shape the future with this unique masters degree. 3D design and digital manufacturing technology are advancing at an incredible rate. We are living in an age where it is possible to 3D print everything from cars to clothing and even entire houses, with scientists currently exploring the possibility of 3D printing human organs for transplant.
Gaining this qualification is your chance to be at the forefront of a huge growth area, with major international companies such as Boeing, Adidas and the NHS investing heavily in 3D print technology. This innovative masters course offers hands-on training in the fascinating field of digital manufacturing and aims to educate and develop industry-ready professionals.
A wide range of units will develop your skills in computer-aided design, modelling and industrial sustainability. As well as 3D printing, course content has been designed to train students in all aspects of Industry 4.0, and explores The Internet of Things, generative design and even augmented and virtual reality.
The masters is positioned at the cutting-edge of technology and examines how UK manufacturing could be transformed through the adoption of industrial digital technologies. As such, as part of this course, you will visit complex technical organisations to witness the impact that is being made.
The digital skills and knowledge gained throughout MSc Digital Design and Manufacturing will allow graduates to embark on exciting careers within Industry 4.0 and to be well-positioned to disrupt industries or businesses that have yet to make the switch. Career opportunities following graduation from this course may include:
- Product designer
- Software engineer
- Project manager
- Teaching and training
- Research and development
- 3D media content creator
- 3D Print manager
- Converting an existing business to use digital technologies
Careers support is available from the moment you join us, and for up to three years after you finish your course. Dedicated careers and employability advisors in the Department of Engineering and the University Careers Service will help you find the role that’s right for you.
Meet our Many Faces of Engineering
We are celebrating the achievements of talented people in Engineering, some of whom are alumni from Manchester Met.
From Engineers working in innovation, research and development, to PhD students and academics working at the cutting-edge of Engineering and Smart Systems, meet our Many Faces of Engineering.
Information for international students
For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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