The course consists of taught components as well as an MSc level research and development project. Teaching is provided through lectures, seminars, exercise classes, and laboratory work.
You will study alongside CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) students to gain a thorough and detailed understanding of the principles and techniques of additive manufacturing and 3D printing, the science and mathematical theory which underpins this, and the ability to apply this to your individual project.
Modules are assessed by a combination of examination and coursework, including engineering and management reports, essays, software programs, oral presentations and a project dissertation.
The range of assessment methods provides you with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate transferable skills relevant to a wide range of engineering disciplines.
As well as providing you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need to become a professional in the advanced manufacturing and 3D sector or to pursue a related career in research, this master's level course will help you to understand the wider multidisciplinary engineering context around this rapidly evolving field. You will also:
- appreciate the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations affecting engineering decisions
- gain a critical awareness of current problems and new insights informed by or at the of forefront additive manufacturing and 3D printing
- develop initiative and creativity in problem solving, as well as other transferable skills which can be applied throughout your career
You will have access to the AM labs in the new Advance Manufacturing building based in Jubilee Park Campus, as well as various other facilities.
Academic English preparation and support
If you need additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.
Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.
A specialist engineering course is available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once.