I would like to welcome you to the MSc courses for Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technologies. This MSc award supports the increased use of automation as the manufacturing industry has an immediate and long-term need for skilled jobs to conceive, design, implement, operate and maintain automated systems (BBC, 2019).

Ghazal Sheikholeslami
MSc Course Director

Key dates

Start date: 19 September 2022

Academic Calendar: Trimesters - click here for more about this Academic Calendar including key dates for learning and teaching, breaks and assessment periods

Our team at the School of Engineering, Technology and Design is committed to providing you with a broad base to increase the employability and long-term career prospects of MSc Advanced Manufacturing students, locally and globally in sectors, including the automotive and aerospace industries and in companies that utilise 3D metal printing, laser based manufacturing and micro machining. The development of the MSc Advanced Manufacturing and Technology and associated Robotics route with industry partners also means that students will graduate as “industry ready” engineers.

The awards embrace the cutting-edge research and development and offer students a variety of practical and workshop-based learning opportunities which use authentic industry projects and challenges so that students are exposed to the various dimensions of front-line engineering that they will experience in the workplace.

Getting started

We have 2 course routes which provides in-depth learning in multidisciplinary subject areas such as advanced manufacturing processes, management of advanced manufacturing systems and mechanical manufacturing, each route provides specialist learning in:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Design
  • Robotics and Smart Mechatronics


Each course will be in 3 trimesters. Trimester 1 & 2 will be taught modules and hand in practice laboratory experiments and trimester 3 will be focused on research project and dissertation/thesis. Below is the overview of each trimester break down:

Trimester 1

  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology
  • Additive Manufacturing Process and Materials
  • Engineering Analysis and Simulation Methods


Trimester 2

  • Industry 4.0/5.0
  • 3D Design and Visualisation
  • International Project management


Trimester 3

  • Professional Research Methods and Project

Your welcome and induction will be w/c 19th September 2022 - we look forward to meeting you then.

Pre-course reading

Here is an indicative reading list prior to starting the course:

  • Steen, W.M. and Mazumder, J., 2010. Laser material processing. springer science & business media
  • Bian, L., Shamsaei, N. and Usher, J. eds., 2017. Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing of Metal Parts: Modeling, Optimization, and Control of Mechanical Properties. CRC Press.
  • Yang, L., Hsu, K., Baughman, B., Godfrey, D., Medina, F., Menon, M. and Wiener, S., 2017. Additive manufacturing of metals: the technology, materials, design and production (pp. 23-24). Cham: Springer.
  • Zhang, J. and Jung, Y.G. eds., 2018. Additive manufacturing: materials, processes, quantifications and applications. Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Schwab, K., 2017. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Crown Business.
  • Ustundag, A. and Cevikcan, E., 2017. Industry 4.0: Managing The Digital Transformation. Springer.
  • Budynas, R.G., Nisbett, J.K. and Tangchaichit, K., 2021. Shigley's mechanical engineering design (pp. The-McGraw). New York: McGraw Hill. 11th Edition
  • Kyratsis, P., Kakoulis, K. and Markopoulos, A.P., 2020. Advances in CAD/CAM/CAE Technologies, MDPI AG
  • Python (online resources such as Trinket and Repl.it) or Python 3.7
  • Tensorflow Colab available at https://colab.research.google.com/notebooks/tensorflow_version.ipynb accessed 9/11/2020
  • Bolton, W., 2018. Mechatronics: electronic control systems in mechanical and electrical engineering. Pearson Education.
  • Craig, J.J., 2013. Introduction to robotics: mechanics and control, Pearson
  • Bolton, W., 2021. Instrumentation and control systems. Newnes.
  • Clark, N. 2020. PLC Programming Using RSLogix 5000: Understanding Ladder Logic and the Studio 5000 Platform, independently published.