M.Sc. Advanced Industrial and Manufacturing Systems

Kingston University

Tuition fee:
  • € 4,645 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,860 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, January  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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If you would like to develop your skills as a manufacturing engineer and gain the ability to design and manufacture a new product quickly and to the highest quality, this course is ideal. Increasing pressure from global competition has left modern manufacturing companies facing new challenges of producing products quickly and effectively without compromising quality in order to stay competitive and satisfy consumer demand.

This course concentrates on enabling you to turn ideas into real products by employing the most appropriate methods and techniques in a cost-effective way. You will also be given the opportunity to visit various industrial companies to appreciate how the technologies are used in real production environments.

What will you study?

You will learn how to deal with complex problems in different manufacturing areas and industries. You will study the business context of manufacturing practice and how to apply systematic solutions in an integrated manufacturing environment. You will gain the necessary skills to demonstrate and engage in academic and professional communication with others in the field of manufacturing through reports and visual presentations. You will learn how to apply appropriate analyses, methods and systems to improve overall efficiency. You will also study technical systems and specifications related to most engineering companies.

The MSc research project enables you to conduct a sustained, in-depth, original research related to complex theoretical arguments within the engineering industry. Students will be given a wide range of projects so that they can establish themselves as a subject specialist in a chosen field of study.

Contents

Students are required to complete a total of eight taught modules, which comprise six core and two option modules. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Core modules

* Industrial Systems and Management
* Information Systems
* Research Project (MSc Only)
* Advanced Materials Processing
* Integrated CAD/CAM Systems
* Total Quality
* Mechatronics and Automation Systems

Option modules (choose two)

* Finance Resource Management
* Industrial Project Management
* Advanced CAD/CAM Systems
* Business Resources Management
* E-Engineering with Internet Applications
* Systems Modelling and Simulation

Requirements

* Good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline, and/or suitable industrial experience.
* International students must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)

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