MSc Manufacturing Management

About the course

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The aim of this programme is to equip you to meet the stringent demands of today's highly competitive industrial environment. The programme provides a balance of theory, practice and participation and includes visits to a range of organisations within the manufacturing sector. It provides an excellent basis for employment which has resulted in student employment rates upon graduation of over 95%. The programme is taught by staff from the School of Engineering and Technology which was recently awarded an excellent grading in the HEFCE auditors' report. All study is assessed through continuous assessment.

Why choose this course?

  • This Master's degree is for those interested in manufacturing within the business context.
  • It emphasises a broad understanding of manufacturing with reference to the whole organisation.

Entry requirements...

An honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) in an engineering discipline or an appropriate science or any other related discipline where the subject content does not overlap with this programme to any substantial extent.

International qualifications will be considered on the basis of their equivalence to UK qualifications, typically guided by a resource such as the National Academic Recognition Information centre (NARIC). Candidates will be required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in written and spoken English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) would typically be required from candidates whose first language is not English. Candidates who do not satisfy these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Professional Accreditations

Accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). 

This course is accredited by the Institute of Manufacturing (IManf). Graduates of this programme will be entitled to "Fellow membership of The Institute of Manufacturing" and once they can demonstrate 2 years’ work experience in Manufacturing Management they will be entitled to apply for the award of “Certified Manufacturing Practitioner”.

Careers

Graduates of this programme are employed worldwide in a wide range of technical and managerial roles, including quality engineering, supply chain and works management.

Teaching methods

The School of Engineering and Technology has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning, where nearly all MSc modules are delivered through a combination of traditional face-to-face teaching and backup tutorial's using the University's StudyNet web based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources, and conduct electronic discussion's with staff and other students. A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and the School has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. The School also operate an open access laboratory, and computer policy, that will help students complete coursework and assignments, at a scheduled pace and on time.

Structure

Level 7

Core Modules

  • Manufacturing Information Systems

    Credits: 15

    By studying this module the students will gain an understanding of the role of integrated information systems relevant to manufacturing organisation. Through applications of systems analysis and design techniques, the students will be able to develop skills in systems modelling techniques, project management and acquire a broad understanding of networking topologies and eCommerce with relevant applications.

  • Manufacturing Strategy

    Credits: 15

    By studying this module the students will gain an understanding of the need for deployment of a successful and integrated manufacturing strategy. Through lectures, case studies and group discussion, the students will develop their knowledge and understanding of how successful manufacturing strategies for competitive advantage could be designed and deployed, taking into account; - the human resource issues, resistance to change, technology and process influences and constraints.

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Fees & funding

The government has yet to announce the upper limit of Tuition Fees for applicants wishing to study an undergraduate course in 2018/19. As soon as this information becomes available, our website will be updated and we will contact everyone who has applied to the University to advise them of their Tuition Fee.

Fees 2017

UK/EU Students

Full time: £8,150 for the 2017 academic year

Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £680 per 15 credits for the 2017 academic year

International Students

Full time: £12,600 for the 2017 academic year

Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £1050 per 15 credits for the 2017 academic year

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time: £8,000 for the 2018 academic year

Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £665 per 15 credits for the 2018 academic year

International Students

Full time: £12,500 for the 2018 academic year

Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £1040 per 15 credits for the 2018 academic year

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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How to apply

2017

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28/09/201725/09/2018Apply online (Full Time)
21/01/201831/07/2019Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201720/05/2018Apply online (Part Time)

2018

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28/09/201825/09/2019Apply online (Full Time)
21/01/201931/07/2020Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Part Time)

2019

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28/09/201925/09/2020Apply online (Full Time)
21/01/202031/07/2021Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)