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MSc Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management (MSEM)

As products become increasingly complex, so do the manufacturing systems required to produce them. MSEM is about designing and managing the most efficient means of production, in order to make the best products. Dr Neil Davis, Course Leader

Designed for

Our Master's degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management is designed for engineering graduates interested in manufacturing systems and operations management. The course is suitable for engineers already working in industry and wanting to make the transition to engineering manager, and for recent graduates looking to fast-track their career in order to take a leading role within the manufacturing sector. Approximately half of the student cohort have prior work experience. Whilst this is beneficial, it is not essential and we are pleased to accept highly motivated recent graduates.

What will the course provide?

This course combines value creation with strategic development in a manufacturing environment, providing you with the latest manufacturing techniques and processes. We work at the forefront of emerging technologies, and through collaborative R&D with industry partners we drive the transfer of knowledge into new areas. As an MSEM student, you will benefit from much of the dynamic research carried out in the areas of advanced materials and processes, additive layer manufacturing, automation and robotics, machining technology, and digital manufacturing.

You will develop an understanding of the concepts of manufacturing engineering systems and the skills to analyse, design, and implement these systems in practice. You will also gain an understanding of strategic and operational management and learn how to apply technology, quality tools, and specific techniques in order to improve operations.

Throughout the year, you will be introduced to state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, technology, and materials in our world class Engineering Hall and International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing.

Course modules
Course modules Plus choose two from
Logistics & Operations Management Automation & Robotics
Project Planning Management & Control Machining Technology
Industrial Engineering Advanced Materials and Processes
Manufacturing Process Technology The Virtual Factory
Operations Strategy For Industry Problem Solving With Statistics
Quality, Reliability & Maintenance  

If you can gain exemption from some of the core modules because of prior experience or qualifications, then you may choose more electives.

Elective modules

You will need to choose one elective modules from the module list*, which should be chosen to supplement your core modules above (subject to availability). *Important, please note: the list relates to modules available in 2017/18 academic year, and should be regarded as an illustrative guide to modules available in future years.

You are required to pass nine modules in total as part of this Master's course.


The project that is worth 50% of the overall grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills. Projects for students on Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management should be centred around manufacturing systems or manufacturing technologies and their management.

Learning style

Taught material is a blend of formal lectures, seminars and practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields. Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through assignments.

After you graduate

Graduates from this course can expect to be employed as leaders in general engineering management and manufacturing engineering management.

Some of our recent graduates are now working roles and companies such as:

Site Manufacturing Improvement Manager (British Nuclear Group), Project Engineer (Beijing Automotive Centre, China), Manufacturing Manager (AWE), Production Planner (Colgate Palmolive, Greece), Project Engineer (Aruna ALloy Steels PVT Ltd, India), DVD Coordinator (Jaguar Land Rover), Materials Supply Chain Optimisation Manager (Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd), Lead Engineer (TVS Motor Company)

Contact us

Admissions Office,, +44 (0)24 7652 3691

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It was very exciting to be part of WMG - right from day one you know you're part of one of the world's most advanced institutions.

Jesús Cervantes
MSc Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Start Date:
1st October 2018

One year, full time

Tuition Fees
Overseas: £24,640
Home/EU: £13,440

Online £55 application fee

Entry Requirements
Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

Application Deadline
31st July 2018

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Vineeth Kumar
Ann Aminuddin and Zamir Izam
Adithya Sridhar
Malarvizhi Kaniappan Chinnathai

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This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering
and Technology, subject to renewal in 2018.