M.Sc. Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MSE)

WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), University of Warwick

Application deadline: 31st August 2014
Tuition fee:
  • £ 11,000 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 20,280 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering is designed for engineering graduates interested in manufacturing systems and operations management.

It is suitable for engineers working in industry who want to make the transition to engineering manager and is also suitable for graduates with little or no work experience.

We will provide you with

Up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes plus applications of technology & quality tools and techniques to improve operations in the organisation.

You will develop an understanding of the concepts of manufacturing systems engineering, product and process development with an awareness of strategic management and operations.


All courses are structured so that you take a combination of ten modules, complete ten post module assignments and execute a major research project.

All courses start on 29th September 2014 and last 12 months.

The Project represents 50% of the Masters credit and students should work on it throughout the year, alongside their modules.

The taught part of the MSc consists of ten modules. Modules are generally taught in intensive one-week blocks from Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 6.30pm. They are taught through a variety of learning activities: lectures, seminar work, syndicate group activities, industrial games, practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. E-learning and forum activities are widely used to complement these activities.

These week long sessions (normally 10 in total over the course of the academic year) are scheduled at intervals from October through to June and attendance is compulsory. Modules are assessed by assignment, not exam.

Course Structure

Core Modules

Core modules are specified for each of the MSc courses and these are the modules you must do. The core modules for each course are listed on the relevant course pages. On some courses it is possible to gain exemption from a core module if you have relevant prior study or work experience in that area. If you are exempted from attendance on a module, you must make up for it by selecting an additional Elective Module. We will explain how to apply for exemption from core modules once you start the course.

Elective Modules

In addition to the compulsory core modules you must select additional Elective Modules from this list of modules. You should select sufficient elective modules to bring your total number of modules to ten. For some courses there is a list of recommended electives, but we will try to accommodate your wishes wherever possible. You do not need to select elective modules in advance, we will explain how you choose electives once you start the course in October.

Post Module Assignments

At the end of every module you will be given a post module assignment (PMA). This is a piece of assessed, written work which you must complete in your own time. It should take you 40-60 hours to complete and the submission deadline is four weeks after the end of the module. The assignment is marked by the tutor.


At the same time as the modules and assignments, you must undertake a major individual research project. This is 50% of the overall credit and must be submitted in the form of a dissertation around the end of August. Once you have submitted your dissertation you must attend an oral exam where your Project Supervisor and an independent supervisor will discuss your project with you. Both your dissertation and the oral will be marked.

You do not need to choose your project in advance, you will be provided with a list of projects soon after you start the MSc course. You must choose a project relevant to your degree which is in line with your research interests. All projects are supervised by a WMG member of staff or associate. Many projects relate closely to research developments in industry or research at WMG.

Academic Regulations

For the award of MSc you must:

  • Successfully attend and complete nine modules.
  • Pass nine post module assignments with all scores 50% or higher.
  • Pass the project with at least 50% on the dissertation and a pass awarded for the oral component.

You can elect to attend ten modules if you wish, but are required to attend only nine.

  • An MSc with Merit is awarded if you achieve an average of 65% across your MSc assessments (i.e. the combined average of your project mark and the average of your best nine modules)
  • An MSc with Distinction is awarded if you achieve and average of 70% or above across your MSc assessments


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

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


Funding for Master's degrees

Home/EU Applicants

  • Santander
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Funding (AHRC)
  • Pearson Funding for External Research (in language testing and related areas)
  • Departmental scholarships
  • The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust
  • Entente Cordiale scholarships (for French students to study in the UK)
  • Postgrad Solutions Bursaries
  • WBS Scholarships

Overseas Applicants

  • Santander
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships
  • Banco de Mexico (FIDERH)
  • Pearson Funding for External Research (in language testing and related areas)
  • Fulbright-Warwick Scholarship
  • Warwick Marshall Scholarship
  • OSF/Warwick (formerly East European) Scholarships
  • WorldWideStudies (WWS) for Ukrainian citizens
  • Departmental scholarships
  • International Office Scholarships
  • Li Xiaoming Scholarship
  • Jubilee Scholarships 2012
  • Postgrad Solutions Bursaries
  • WBS Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships
  • Chevening Scholarships

The above scholarships include some that Warwick administers fully, some that Warwick administers partially in collaboration with a partner, and some that we are simply aware of. Please see the details of each individual funding source for how to apply - http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp/scholarship/typesoffunding/masters

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