Taught course

Mechanical Smart Systems Engineering

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You’ll need a good UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) or design-based subject with lab or practical components.

IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5

Months of entry

September

Course content

Description

This is the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Machines are getting ever smarter – able to take an astounding range of complicated decisions without human control or guidance. Our MSc Mechanical Smart Systems Engineering is a chance to get a good grounding of Industry 4.0. With the skills and understanding you’ll develop here, you should hopefully have everything you need to rise to the very top.

Focusing on applied skills, this new course is a unique and amazing opportunity to develop your expertise in manufacturing in the modern era. You’ll study a range of units, taking in the key technological foundations of Industry 4.0. You’ll also develop professional skills with two project management units, where you will learn the principles behind delivering innovation to industry.

In our high-tech facilities, you’ll learn to use the modern tools and equipment you’ll come across in the workplace and working with our experienced and specialist staff you’ll be ready to tackle an in-depth engineering research project that will set you apart from others.

Throughout it all, you’ll have the support of our experienced teaching and research staff, who will ensure that what you learn is 100% relevant to industry. And, with technical, real-world thinking and project management skills, you will have a proven ability, ready to play a constructive role in shaping our technological future.


Core units

  • Manufacturing for Industry 4.0
  • Applied Materials for Modernisation
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Systems Engineering for Industry
  • Engineering Design for Innovation
  • Engineering Sustainability
  • Management of Projects Fundamentals
  • Management of Projects Professional Practice
  • Individual Research Project


You will be assessed through a combination of written reports, oral presentations, practical assignments and examinations.

Career prospects

Practical, independent thinkers with both technical expertise and a strong grasp of modern management techniques are in high demand across the industry. With this masters under your belt, you could be looking to move into a role at the operational level of a company, implementing lean, best-value manufacturing.

You’ll be able to apply for jobs in a wide range of industries, including the production, process, transport, power, consumer goods, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. If you decide to continue with your studies, you’ll also be well placed to enter a PhD or an Engineering Doctorate programme.

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 School of Engineering and the University Careers Service will help you find the role that’s right for you.

Placements

Strengthen your skill set by spending time in real-life situations, applying the skills you’ve learned throughout your academic studies in a practical industry environment. This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set.

Learning things that can’t be taught or experienced in a classroom, you’ll gain hands-on experience and an inside knowledge of industrial practice. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.

The University’s Careers Service will assist students in finding suitable placements. There will also be plenty of help and advice from University staff within the School of Engineering. After finding a placement, your tutors will be on hand to ensure this is the right choice for you and your career aspirations, to make sure that you get the most from your time in industry.

A placement fee of £1850 applies.

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

UK students
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International students
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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 and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
MMU Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969