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Manufacturing Engineering, Innovation and Management (MSc)

1 year (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Our lab facilities are state of the art.
A student working in the Renishaw Metrology Laboratory

Course Aims

This newly developed MSc programme aims to take well qualified students (typically those having a good bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or an equivalent qualification) and to equip them with the skills they need to be employed as professional engineers across a wide range of the Manufacturing Engineering industry.

Special Features

This MSc programme will:

Course Description

Leading this programme will be the members of the Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Research Theme, which has a track record of research and research-led teaching aimed at fostering innovation and sustainability, supporting social and economic development, and contributing more widely to improvements in health and quality of life. Research is conducted within a vibrant environment which has benefited from major strategic investment via directed SRIF funds of £2.4M into the Cardiff University Structural Performance (CUSP) laboratory, and collaborative industrial partnerships. A key element of this course will be the application of measurement techniques within the recently installed Renishaw Metrology Laboratory, part of a strategic partnership between the School and Renishaw.

Our lab facilities are state of the art.
Testing a part manufactured in our Additive Manufacturing Laboratory.

A close involvement with industry ensures that the research has both relevance and meaning, working with some of the world’s most renowned engineering companies. Significant inputs into teaching and project work will also be made by members of Cardiff Business School. The input from the Business School will ensure that the MSc in Manufacturing Engineering Innovation and Management provides the latest in business and management knowledge and skills, and is academically rigorous, and research led, as well as business orientated.

The degree programme will be informed by up-to-date internationally renowned research expertise undertaken within the School’s Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing research theme. These will include the modules in the subject areas of robotics, metrology, manufacturing, informatics, innovation and artificial intelligence/image processing. Industrial partners working within this Research Theme will provide opportunities for collaborative case studies and projects for students on the MEIM programme.

Course Structure

The MSc programme shall run as a full-time programme and comprise two stages: Stage 1which will extend for two semesters and consist of predominantly taught modules and a research project and dissertation in the field of Manufacturing Engineering, Innovation, and Management. to the value of 120 credits, and Stage 2, which shall follow on from the Diploma Stage to give a total programme duration of one calendar year. This second stage consists of a single dissertation module to the value of 60 credits. Students completing this stage successfully, with 180 credits from both stages, shall be eligible for a Master’s degree.

Topics covered include:


Currently, all of the MSc programmes offered by the School of Engineering are accredited by the appropriate Professional Engineering Institutions. Accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) will be sought as soon as possible for this new programme.

Career Prospects

Employment opportunities for students undertaking the proposed programme will be largely with national and international companies in the manufacturing engineering sector. Some students may wish to use the MSc platform to go on to study for a PhD leading to industrial or academic careers.

Entry Requirements

An upper 2nd class honours degree in BEng Manufacturing Engineering or a similar field from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification. If you have a good 2:2 or equivalent, or relevant industrial experience, we'll give your application individual consideration.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass IELTS exams. The minimum requirement is an IELTS score of 6.5. Please see our English language requirements for more information.

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted through the University's Online Application System.

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time £7,750 £18,250
Part-time n/a n/a
Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.

Next intake: September each year

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Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 4975 



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