Coronavirus (Covid-19): Latest updates and information
Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Homepage contents

Course Content Page

Course Overview

As products become increasingly complex, so do the manufacturing systems required to produce them. Our MSc will provide you with knowledge of the evolving techniques and processes for designing and operating them.

As an engineer wanting to move into management, you will develop an understanding of manufacturing engineering systems concepts, and skills to analyse, design and implement them in practice. You will also gain a broad understanding of the strategic and operational management of organisations.

This course focuses on two aspects. Firstly providing you with an understanding of manufacturing process, and how they support business strategy. Secondly, you will gain a broad understanding of the strategic and operation issues of the organisation and how to manage people and processes in a business.

Our expert tutors are able to bring their subjects to life by blending their academic knowledge with their expertise in a variety of industry sectors, supporting you in applying what you learn directly back into your company. We also bring in guest speakers from industry from time to time to add new perspectives and impart specialised knowledge.

This course is delivered in small groups allowing you to network with peers from a range of sectors.

Who is this course designed for?
The course is designed for people already working in an engineering role who are looking to advance their career or move into a management role.

Participants come from a wide variety of industries and roles, including but not limited to: Manufacturing Engineer, Senior Engineer, Electrical Project Engineer

This course will give you the opportunity to get a recognised qualification to compliment your experience and develop you as a professional.

Tuesday, 01 January 2019


Course modules

You will need to choose five modules from the list below:

Advanced Materials and Processes

Applied Statistical Methods

Logistics and Operations Management

Operations Strategy for Industry

Product Design and Development Management

Project Planning, Management and Control

Quality Management and Techniques

Supply Chain Management

Elective modules

You will need to select a further four modules to make a total of nine. See the full list of postgraduate modules for more information.

Friday, 01 February 2019

Entry requirements

You should be currently employed and able to prove company support because you’ll need to apply your studies directly to your work environment.

We recommend that you have at least two to three years of appropriate professional
experience and that you possess at least a second class honours degree.

If you have an HND/HNC and professional qualifications with significant experience, you may be considered to start on an intermediate qualification such as the Postgraduate Award or Postgraduate Certificate, with the opportunity for progression to the MSc.

Monday, 01 April 2019


This course will help you:
• Develop your strategic planning skills

• Learn subject specific knowledge to enable you to do your job better

• Make evidence approach decisions in a business context

• Develop your critical thinking

• Adopt a business-wide viewpoint

• Develop yourself as a leader and manager making you a better asset to the organisation

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Participant views

Participant views:
“Obtaining my Master's did considerably more than broaden my knowledge of business topics that the programme delivered, it provided a life and career altering experience. It’s a programme that enabled me to take a step from manager to leader. WMG ensured the programme was significantly more than the sum of its parts - whether it be access to the latest research, knowledgeable and business experienced academics representing leaders in their field or working alongside a diverse range of students. It was hard work but you will become a more rounded individual, deliver greater benefit for your business and bring new ways of thinking that will generate a buzz in you and the people around you.”
Keith Hemming
Sellafield Ltd

Saturday, 01 June 2019

Delivery and assessment

Each module runs over five intensive days. You will attend lectures and seminars, and undertake group tasks based on real scenarios.

We believe that the best way to embed the ideas, tools, and processes you have studied is by applying them back to your work environment. This is why each module is followed by a post-module work-based assignment, rather than written examinations. You will be supervised by a WMG tutor and an industrial mentor from your company to help guide your dissertation.


As products become increasingly complex, so do the manufacturing systems required to produce them. This course is about designing and managing the most efficient means of production, in order to make the best products.


Start Dates: Three intakes a year (January, May, and September annually) Duration: 3 years, part-time
Level: Postgraduate  Course leader: Neil Davis