Taught course

Digital Design and Manufacturing

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content


Embrace advances in technology and help to shape the future with this unique masters degree. 3D design and digital manufacturing technologies are advancing at an incredible rate. We live 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 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.

Watch our video of digital design and manufacturing alumna, Emma, as she shares her experience learning new technologies on the course.

Optional placement year
Put theory into practice with an industry placement, boosting your career prospects and gaining specialist expertise and transferrable professional skills.

Career prospects

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 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
  • Design engineer
  • Project manager
  • 3D media content creator
  • 3D Print manager
  • Converting an existing business to use digital technologies
  • Teaching and training
  • Research and development

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.

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 see the Manchester Met website for information on fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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