Taught course

Advanced Manufacturing

University of Portsmouth · School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Enhance your manufacturing knowledge and skills with this accredited Advanced Manufacturing Master's. You'll develop your understanding of the systems and hardware used in manufacturing, and polish the managerial skills you need to lead teams in the industry.

You'll study the advanced tools used in design and manufacturing processes, the ever-widening range of materials available, and the systems used in business to apply your operational skills efficiently and effectively. You'll take on an advanced project that can solve a technical problem in your field of interest, or answer questions that apply directly to your current or future workplace.

When you graduate from this MSc Advanced Manufacturing, you'll be able to bring demonstrable skills and knowledge to a sector of industry that prizes your expertise. You'll have worked on business case studies, and you'll have built professional networks with your peers and your lecturers' industrial connections, making you ready to meet the needs of a manufacturing career.

Course highlights

  • Use industry-standard simulation and modelling applications for advanced manufacturing, such as Creo Parametric, MATLAB and Enterprise Dynamics
  • Enhance your understanding by investigating real industrial problems, using our strong links with companies
  • Fuse the topic of your individual project with one of our research groups, such as the Advanced Polymers and Composites Research Group, and benefit from the expertise of our academics
  • Study for a Master's that follows the current needs of the industry, guided by advice from the external businesses and organisations that make up our Industrial Advisory Board

Careers and opportunities

Manufacturing, and engineering in general, is experiencing a skills shortage, with the Institution of Engineering and Technology calling for businesses to address future problems by ensuring they have highly skilled workers in its December 2021 survey. When you graduate from this Master's in Advanced Manufacturing, you'll have demonstrable skills in understanding the issues and using the tools of the industry, ready to take on a role that helps the sector face its upcoming challenges.

Graduates of this course have gone onto areas such as:
  • design
  • research and development
  • product manufacture
  • project management
  • Design Engineer
  • Internal Sales Engineer
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate
  • Planning Engineer
  • Systems and Application Engineer

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

1 year full-time (September intake), 3 years part-time (September intake), 16 months full-time (January intake)

Course contact details

Admissions Team
023 9284 5566