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.
Designed for engineering graduates interested in manufacturing systems and operations management, MSEM is suitable for engineers already working in industry who want to make the transition to engineering manager. It is also ideal for recent graduates looking to fast-track their career in order to take a leading role within the manufacturing sector.
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This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
You are required to take the modules listed below. To see detailed description please click on the module titles.
- Industrial Engineering
- Manufacuring Process Technology
- Operations Strategy for Industry
- Quality, Reliability and Maintenance
- Project Planning, Management and Control
- Logistics and Operations Management
You are also required to take at least two modules from the list below:
- Automation and Robotics
- Machining Technology
- Advanced Materials and Processes
- Problem Solving with Statistics
- The Virtual Factory
One additional elective modules may be chosen from a wide list of options. If you would like to view the optional modules with their descriptions, please visit this page. Restrictions apply.
The part-time version of this course may have slightly different module requirements, please see this page for details.
We blend lectures with seminars, practical exercises, case studies, simulations, and industrial games to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the course material. Technology enabled learning, e-learning and forum activities also support classroom learning. Class sizes are kept small with around 30 students in each, to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.
40 hours per week during module weeks (9.00am – 6.30pm). Occasionally, modules may be split over two weeks of 20 hours per week.
There are 9 x modules over the course of the year. Between modules, you will have workshops, supervisor meetings, industrial visits and will be working on Post Module Assignments and your dissertation.
Lectures (occasional): up to 200 students
Seminars and the majority of classroom based modules: 20 - 30 students per class
Workshops and other syndicate activities: 6-8 students per group
There are no written exams. After each module you will be assessed by a written post-module assignment (PMA). This typically requires 40 – 60 hours of work and consolidates your learning. Some modules will also include an in-module individual or group assessment or test.
- 9 x Post Module Assignments (3,000 – 4,000 words each) (50% of Master’s credit)
- 20,000 dissertation (50% of Master’s credit)
Graduates can expect to be employed as leaders in general engineering management and manufacturing engineering management.
Some of our recent graduates have taken on roles such as:
- Project Engineer
- Site Manufacturing Improvement Manager
- Production Planner
- Materials Supply Chain Optimisation Manager
- DVD Coordinator
for major national and international companies.
We welcome prospective students to come and meet us. We organise 3-4 Open Days each academic year as well as bookable fortnightly ‘Drop-In’ sessions.
If you are interested in finding out more information about our events, or would like to attend one please visit this page.
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There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.
Full-time: 1 year
(October 2019 - October 2020)
Part-time: 3 years
(October 2019 - October 2022)
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Engineering
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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WMG will be awarding over £700,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2019. Awards will be based on past academic achievement, previous experience, extracurricular activities, reasons for study, and your vision for the future.
Up to a total of 50 WMG Excellence Scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees. Awards will range from 25% to 50% fee discount.
This programme is eligible for WMG’s Women in Engineering Scholarship for all women participants.
Additional Course Costs
Printing and binding of two hard copies of your dissertation.
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.