Taught course

Lean and Agile Manufacturing

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for admission to the MSc programme are: 1. an Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline 2. for graduates of non-UK universities, sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the programme (e.g. TOEFL 550 or equivalent) The very nature of the programme is such that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

With the need for manufacturing organisations to remain highly competitive lean and agile manufacturing strategies play a pivotal role in ensuring organisations manage the extended enterprises in which they operate to maximum effectiveness and efficiency. This course aims to develop and equip individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds with the necessary skills to perform as a competent manager in a production and -manufacturing organisation.

The programme content has been developed to meet the demands from industry for professionals with expertise in lean and agile manufacturing techniques. The modules that you will study in part 1 will help you to develop your knowledge of logistics, supply-chain management, international trade and environmental impact reduction as well developing your expertise in the design of products and processes for manufacturing. Through the study of these different aspects of lean and agile manufacturing you will gain a broad base of knowledge covering the whole of the manufacturing process, this will in-turn prepare you to undertake a variety of roles within a manufacturing management environment.

You will also develop skills in the areas of risk management at the design stage of product development and process planning. Key areas of quality and purchasing form an integral part of the course and you will learn how to utilise a range of tools and techniques that can improve the performance and competitive advantage to meet the demands of manufacturing organisations.

Teaching and Learning

The School of Logistics and Manufacturing Engineering prides itself on providing a supportive and friendly learning environment enhanced by the excellent industrial experience of the programme team, many of whom have many years’ experience in industry at a senior level. This knowledge and experience has enabled all of our graduates to further their careers which they have attributed to a caring and dedicated programme team that can relate to the issues in the workplace. Our vision for students is to create an environment that will enable them to achieve their goals and enhance their careers and earning potential.


  • Lean and Agile Manufacturing
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Engineering
  • Advanced CAD/CAM
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Purchasing and Inventory Management
  • Leadership, Product Development and Innovation
  • Research Methods
  • Major Project

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Andrew Thorn
01792 481000
01792 481168