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Manufacturing Technology


Manufacturing technology is of paramount importance as no manufacturing industry can exist without it. Modern manufacturing technology entails a diverse range of disciplines and their interaction including Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, Materials, Processes, and Manufacturing Automation. This course module aims to introduce these subject areas in broad terms with a view to their applications in manufacturing industry. The course module is augmented by laboratory demos, practical hands-on sessions and a case study.


Upon successful completion participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the significance of current Manufacturing Technology in the context of Engineering Business Management
  • Critically evaluate and contrast various materials and manufacturing processes that are most commonly used in manufacturing industry
  • Creatively demonstrate material and process selection concepts to enable a more scientific approach to material and process selection decisions
  • Examine the use of Computer Aided Design & Manufacture and critically evaluate their implications for successful manufacture
  • Appraise the use and significance of Automation and Robotics in manufacture and critique their implications for successful manufacture


  • Manufacturing Processes & Materials:

Materials, Properties & Selection
Metallic Materials
Polymer Materials
Manufacturing Processes for Metallic Materials
Manufacturing Processes for Polymeric Materials

  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture:

Fundamentals of CAD/CAM
Computer Aided Manufacture
CAD Modelling - Hands On
CAM Hands-On

  • Automation in Manufacture:

Automation Fundamentals
Robotics Technology
Robotic Demonstrations

  • Laboratory Demonstrations
  • Industrial Visit (Land Rover factory)
  • Case Study


4,000 PMA (80% weighting) and in-class group work with presentations (20% weighting)


1 week


This is a course module on MSc Engineering Business Management.

Please note: the details of this module are correct for the current year of study and may be subject to change for future years.