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Manufacturing Management

This course has been designed to provide education and training in the concepts and methods within manufacturing management and their intelligent application to problems within modern industry. The course contains compulsory modules such as Computer aided Engineering for Managers, and Manufacturing Systems and Quality. Optional modules allow you to tailor the course towards your particular interests and include Materials, Nanotechnology, Electronics, Finite Element and Biomaterials.

The course will focus on those manufacturing philosophies that reflect leading industrial practice and the application of the latest computer aided engineering systems to achieve enhanced and sustainable manufacturing performance.

The programme team has expertise in internationally-relevant research in manufacturing management, and has experience in the development of cuttingedge technologies and their applications in modern industrial practice. Part-time students who are in full-time employment will be able to gain credit for work-based activity in the work-based learning modules.

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

Graduates will be more employable within a range of manufacturing industries. 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.

The MSc version is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Further enquiries

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

Dr Dorian Dixon
T: +44 (0)28 9036 6153
E: d.dixon@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

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 20 February 2020
Register at: ulster.ac.uk/pg-information-events

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