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Manufacturing Management

Summary

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 and study in a part-time mode. Both the MSc and PgDIP versions of the course are also suitable for engineering or science graduates wishing to up skill in order to improve their employment prospects.

About

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.

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.

Work placement / study abroad

Part-time students can undertake work based learning modules.

Professional recognition

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Entry requirements

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.

Duration

Attendance

Full-time students take four modules per semester for semesters 1 and 2 and then undertake the dissertation during the summer. 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.

MSc part time is 2 years taught at about 3-4 hours a week for the two 12 week terms plus your dissertation.

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

Course Director: Dr Dorian Dixon
T: +44 (0)28 9036 6153
E: d.dixon@ulster.ac.uk

Admissions Contact: Kerry Moran
T: +44 (0)28 9036 8111
E: kl.moran@ulster.ac.uk

Admissions Service
T: +44 (0)28 9036 6309
E: admissionsjn@ulster.ac.uk

Subjects taught

Year one

Manufacturing systems

Quality Improvement

Computer Aided Engineering for Managers

Biomaterials 1
This module is optional

Tissue Engineering
This module is optional

Embedded Systems RTOS Design
This module is optional

Micro- & Nano-Scale Devices
This module is optional

Work based learning 1
This module is optional

Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics
This module is optional

Research Project (Part 1)
This module is optional

Research Project (Part 2)

Year two

Research Methods & Facilities

Bioinstrumentation
This module is optional

Digital Signal Processing
This module is optional

Nanoscale Analysis & Metrology
This module is optional

Entrepreneurship (Engineering)
This module is optional

Work based learning 2
This module is optional

Polymer Technology
This module is optional

Composite Engineering
This module is optional

Process Product Optimisation
This module is optional

Mechanics of Sheet Metal Forming
This module is optional

Year three

Masters Dissertation

Application date

Application is through the University's online application system.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2019

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