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School of Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

MSc Part-time 2 years, Full-time 12 months

This MSc programme in Manufacturing Engineering aims to train highly skilled engineers in the techniques of manufacturing engineering and its related technologies.

This MSc programme in Manufacturing Engineering aims to train highly skilled engineers in the techniques of manufacturing engineering and its related technologies.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location University Telford Campus
  • School School of Engineering

Why choose this course?

This MSc programme in Manufacturing Engineering aims to train highly skilled engineers in the techniques of manufacturing engineering and its related technologies. It will provide effective careers for managers who can meet challenges in a rapidly changing global manufacturing industry.

The programme will also enhance the  ability of current or potential engineers to increase the performance and profitability of engineering and manufacturing companies operating in the context of the global business environment through the use of modern design techniques, manufacturing technologies and management philosophies.

What happens on the course?

  • Research Methods and Professional Skills 
  • Sustainability and Life Cycle Management 
  • Rapid Manufacturing Applications 
  • Lean and Agile Manufacturing 
  • Emerging Design Tools 
  • CAD and Product Definition 
  • Dissertation

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The MSc in Manufacturing Engineering which is targeted at the middle management level will qualify students to apply for a variety of careers in the manufacturing and construction sectors both nationally and globally. It will also prepare students for postgraduate research at academic institutions worldwide.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

MSc programme in Manufacturing Engineering at Wolverhampton is a comprehensive, specialist postgraduate programme focusing on high value manufacturing especially for the aerospace and automotive industry. It adopts a systems / life cycle engineering approach during course delivery and applies specialist tools and techniques such as material utilisation principle, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, value analysis / engineering, sustainable design and manufacture, resource efficiency management and value stream mapping to illustrate and demonstrate manufacturing engineering practice in the 21st century. Case study materials and recent / current academic journal research papers would be used in all cases to support and enhance course delivery.

1.  Appreciate the significance of the manufacturing sector and the impact on national and international business environment.

2.  Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of the core principles of manufacturing engineering especially within the contextual framework.
3.  Demonstrate relevant personal and interpersonal skills, and thinking critically and creatively during problem solving in a manufacturing environment.
4.  Solve complex problems and make decisions either individually or as part of a team.
5.  Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research method is used to create and interprete knowledge in manufacturing engineering.
6.  Appreciate how successful manufacturing enterprises achieve and sustain total quality in their supply chain management.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3125 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

2020 Entry

Applicants will normally be required to have a 2:2 (or higher) honours degree in a subject broadly related to the science and engineering disciplines.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites or Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount ( If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at


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