Manufacturing Engineering and Management MSc


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MSc Manufacturing Engineering and Management
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
2.1 BEng or BSc (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
Other requirements
Some engineering background. Interest in manufacturing and some practice applying this.
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
University Park Campus
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.


This course focuses on advanced manufacturing technology, management, and human factors relevant to industry.
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The MSc Manufacturing Engineering and Management provides graduates with a broad knowledge and understanding of advanced manufacturing technology, manufacturing management and human factors relevant to industry. The degree covers many aspects of industrial engineering and industrial management and is designed for students who want to appreciate how engineering and management are integrated so that the productivity of industrial and engineering companies is improved, the costs of manufacture are reduced and products and services are delivered when required.

The wide range of optional modules will enable you to develop your interests in specific areas of manufacturing such as sustainable and additive manufacturing, operations management including supply chain management and quality as well as ergonomics and human factors.

The MSc programme is a full-time degree course studied over a period of one calendar year beginning in late September. However the programme may be taken part-time over (up to) three years. This can be done by taking the taught modules flexibly in each semester to accumulate 120 credits in total (The basic structure of each taught semester is 11 weeks of teaching followed by a period for revision and examinations). The individual project worth 60 credits can be started any time after at least 80 credits of taught modules are passed.

Key facts

  • This one year (12 month) course is an exciting collaboration between the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and Nottingham University Business School. It is also available part time.
  • The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering.
  • Nottingham University Business School is a leading centre for management education and its mission is to be a top ranked international business school, excellent in both teaching and research.

Presessional English for Academic Purposes

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes.

If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that:

  • you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS
  • you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course
  • you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course
  • your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework

For more details, please visit the CELE website or contact


Course details

The course consists of 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit independent research project undertaken over the summer term. Students must take 6 core modules, totalling 70 credits and 5 elective modules, totalling 50 credits.

Following the successful completion of the taught modules, a major individual project is undertaken over three months in the summer. The project is supervised by a member of academic staff from the department and enables each student to work on a research or industrial area within manufacturing technology or human factors in manufacturing.

Typical projects may involve development of additive manufacturing processes, design and manufacture of aerospace fixtures, analysis of novel machining and forming processes etc. Course teaching involves lectures, industrial visits, seminars, practicals, tutorials and project work. 

Assessment of individual modules takes different forms, including formal examinations (usually at the end of the semester in which the module is run), essays, group and individual reports and oral presentations, project reports and other assignments to be submitted during the semester. 



Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Please note that module details may be subject to change.

For more details on our modules, please see the Module Catalogue.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.



The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpages.

UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on the Graduate School website.

Further funding may be available through the Faculty of Engineering, details can be found on the Faculty website.

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2017 entry scholarships will open in late 2016. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.



Following graduation 20% of students apply for and are accepted onto PhD study at Nottingham in or at other Universities. The MSc degree is not an automatic path to PhD study and it is usual to apply during the autumn semester.

Manufacturing engineers are employed in a wide range of industrial sectors from aerospace and automotive to pharmaceutical and food. Recent graduates have been employed at Rolls-Royce, Airbus,
Unilever and Atkins.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2015, 91% of postgraduates from the Faculty of Engineering who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,592 with the highest being £40,000.*

*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career prospects and employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research

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