Taught course

Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology

University of Liverpool · Faculty of Engineering

Entry requirements

For all taught degree programmes the typical minimum entry requirement is a Bachelors degree (with Honours) at second class (2.2) level or better and in an appropriate field of study. Equivalent overseas degrees together with an acceptable English language qualification are also accepted. Individual consideration is given to mature engineers with significant and relevant experience and with professional qualifications.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

On this one-year programme you'll become an expert in using technology, management, systems and their integration to create competitive, value-adding operations.

World Class performance depends on taking a holistic view of manufacturing systems and supply chain components. You'll study a breadth of topics in-depth, including:-

  • product design
  • manufacturing planning and processing
  • services
  • international supply chain planning and management
  • end-of-life considerations.

The MSc (Eng) programme in Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology works closely with industry to ensure relevant, practical teaching for tomorrow's top engineers. We also provide ongoing training for industry professionals.

Manufacturing is concerned with the effective use of technology, management and their integration to achieve added value and superior performance. The modern concept of manufacturing stretches from product design, manufacturing planning and processing, to supply chain and end-of-life considerations. To achieve world-class manufacturing performance it is essential to have an understanding of the holistic view of manufacturing systems as well as key components of the manufacturing process chain. This advanced one-year programme is designed to provide the necessary depth and breadth of knowledge for modern manufacturing engineers and executives.

The aims of the MSc (Eng) programme in Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology are firstly to provide a bridge between University and Industry for new graduates wishing to transfer smoothly and effectively to a career in the manufacturing sector of industry. Secondly, to provide an opportunity for those engaged in industry to renew and update their knowledge on the state-of-the-art developments in manufacturing systems and technology.

The programme has been running for 20 years and is constantly being upgraded to reflect the latest in technology, management tools and methodologies.

The introduction of CDIO (Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate) principles into the programme will further enrich the learning experience. This programme is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

This 12-month programme consists of compulsory and optional taught modules over two semesters and a major project starting in semester 2 and continuing through the summer.


Project work contributes 60 credits, which will be based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, and will be carried out in laboratories in the University or at an approved placement in industry. The project is examined by dissertation, and award of the MSc(Eng) degree will require evidence of in-depth understanding, mastery of research techniques, ability to analyse assembled data, and assessment of outcomes.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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