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Manufacturing Management

The course enables candidates to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key scientific principles, theories and practice.

Study Manufacturing Management at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

The programme has been designed to provide postgraduate education and training in Manufacturing Management. The course includes modules in topics such as Computer Aided Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing Systems. A significant proportion of the students on the course come from local engineering companies.


The course draws upon the internationally recognised research within the school in areas such as Aerospace Composites, Polymers, Advanced Metal Forming, Medical Devices, Biomedical Engineering, and Nanotechnology. Such research within the school has led to several successful spinout companies. Staff teaching on the course also have a wealth of industrial experience with many have decades of experience working with a wide range of companies. The following represent some of the available taught modules: Core modules, Manufacturing Systems, Computer Aided Engineering for Engineers, Quality Improvement A wide range of optional modules are available which allow students to tailor the course to their interests or employment.

Work placement / study abroad
Part time students can undertake work based learning modules.

Entry requirements

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements. For general entrance requirements go to:

Entry Requirements

PgDip - Normally, an Honours or non-Honours degree or postgraduate diploma/certificate in a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline. In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant working/industrial experience, a portfolio of written evidence may be considered as an alternative entrance route. It is possible to transfer onto the MSc version of the course after successfully completing the PGDip.

MSc - Specific details on the admission criteria can be found at the course webpage provided below. Normally, a second class honours degree or better in a relevant engineering, science, physics or technology discipline. Or a postgraduate diploma/certificate in a relevant engineering or technology discipline. In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant working/industrial experience, a portfolio of written evidence may be considered as an alternative entrance route.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Exemptions and transferability

Students can apply for exemptions for specific modules based on prior learning.



Full time students take four modules per semester for semesters 1 and 2 with the course running from September to May. Part time students generally take two modules per semester but this can be altered as required. Part time students attend one day per week during term time and some of the modules run in the evening.

Careers or further progression

Career options

Upon successful completion of the programme students will be more employable within a wide range of manufacturing industries. The wide range of optional modules available in areas such as Biomedical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Aerospace and Materials allows students to tailor the course towards their particular interests. Another important opportunity for MSc students is the academic/research career through a PhD programme such as those offered in the Engineering Research Institute (ERI) which hosts the MSc programme.

Further enquiries

For admissions related enquiries please contact the Faculty Office:

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6305

Course Director: Dr Dorian Dixon

Assessment method

Teaching and learning assessment

The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes and is supported with extensive online content. The small class sizes provide an excellent learning environment and the material is assessed thorough formal examinations, coursework, class tests and presentations.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017

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