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Smart Manufacturing Systems

Providing professionals with expert, multi-discipline knowledge in the principles and application of Smart Manufacturing.

Five core technologies that are essential to raise the development of manufacturing and productivity to the levels required in the next 50 years are; Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, automation, internet of things (IoT) and industrial digital technologies (IDTs).

The aim of this course is to provide postgraduate education and training in the concepts and methods within the area of manufacturing and mechanical engineering with the application of industrial robotics, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI)/ machine learning to meet the needs of manufacturing in Industry 4.0. The course will equip you with expert knowledge across multi-disciplines in both the underlying science and application of manufacturing and mechanical engineering together with the computing topics of intelligent data analytics and robotics. You will also develop knowledge and skills to understand the nature of the global business environment and global business operations.

Smart Manufacturing is a rapidly developing field of study within both academia and industry. This course will prepare you for a successful career as a modern manufacturing engineer to meet competitive demands within a global business context. There is currently an extensive demand for engineering graduates, particularly those with the high-level skills to develop and operate smart factories, which will be provided by this course.

Careers or further progression

Students from this course would be eligible to directly enter graduate employment or proceed to further study at PhD level.

Further enquiries

T: +44 (0)28 7167 5678

Dr Emmett Kerr
T: +44 (0)28 7167 5413

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 11 March 2020
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