Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Engineering.

Candidates with a UK 2:ii (or equivalent) may be accepted upon demonstration of relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Factories around the world are becoming increasingly smart, exploiting the growth in cyber-physical technologies such as Industry 4.0 and IoT.

As an active global player in cyber-manufacturing research, WMG's pioneering MSc in Intelligent Manufacturing Systems is designed for engineers who will play an effective role in developing and managing these future manufacturing systems.

As products become increasingly complex, so do the manufacturing systems required to produce them. This course is about designing and managing the most efficient means of production, in order to make the best products. Designed for engineering graduates interested in digital manufacturing systems and operations management, IMS is suitable for engineers already working in industry who want to develop their expertise in cyber-physical technologies and make the transition to engineering manager. It is also ideal for recent graduates looking to fast-track their career in order to take a leading role within the manufacturing sector.

This course combines value creation with strategic development in a manufacturing environment, providing you with the latest manufacturing techniques and processes. We work at the forefront of emerging technologies, and through collaborative Research and Development with industry partners, we drive the transfer of knowledge into new areas. As a student of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, you will benefit from much of the dynamic research carried out in the areas of digital manufacturing, digital lifecycle, and automation systems and robotics.

You will gain a thorough understanding of the ways in which product and demand characteristics influence manufacturing systems design and operation, and will learn a range of relevant scientific methods to diagnose problems in the design, implementation and operation of manufacturing systems.

Information for international students

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

WMG Master's Team
+44 (0) 2476 5 75889