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MSc Manufacturing Management

Why choose Herts?

  • Excellent reputation: Benefit from expert teaching with over 50 years' experience of training successful mechanical engineers using modern technology and lab facilities used in industry.
  • Employment prospects: Our graduates work as testing engineers within R&D, design, and manufacturing departments for major engineering organisations including Airbus, McLaren, and Rolls Royce.

About the course

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 Physics, Engineering and Computer Science which was recently awarded an excellent grading in the HEFCE auditors' report. All study is assessed through continuous assessment.

The programme offers two award routes that you can choose to study: 

  1. One-year full-time MSc Manufacturing Management (September and January entry) 
  2. 18-months full-time MSc Manufacturing Management (September and January entry)  

Why choose this course?

  • 1st for production and manufacturing engineering in the Postraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES, Advance HE, 2023).
  • 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.

What will I study?

The School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science building 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.

Where will I study?

Learn in our brand-new School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science building, opening in 2024, where you’ll experience a range of experiential learning zones. You will have access to modelling, simulation and research labs, our Merlin Flight Simulator and automotive workshop (complete with electric vehicle facility), wind tunnel, welding bay and controls testing suite.

You will also benefit from a Success and Skills Support Unit, which is aimed at helping you build your employability and academic skills. Plus, have access to industry mentors who will provide you with pastoral support, vocational guidance, and career progression opportunities.

The new building will also provide space to collaborate, with plenty of workshops, social and meeting spaces available. Even better, the building has been designed with the University’s net zero carbon target in mind, and forms part of our plan to replace or upgrade older sites that are energy inefficient. 

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Human Resource Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Financial Control 15 Credits Compulsory
    Procurement & Supply Chain Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Smart Manufacturing 15 Credits Compulsory
    Operations Research & Logistic 15 Credits Compulsory
    Lean Manufacturing & Services 15 Credits Compulsory
    Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technology 15 Credits Compulsory
    MSc Individual Projects Option 1 & 2 60 Credits Compulsory
    Sustainable Business of Supply Chain Logistics 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc Manufacturing Management Download
    Programme specifications
    MSc (Modular) Production & Manufacturing Engineering Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

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