An established course developing professionals with a thorough understanding of the processes, skills and behaviours needed to create and manage competitive manufacturing operations. It majors on industrially relevant projects, team working, and transferable skills. Our graduates enjoy careers in a wide range of sectors from financial services through to health care.
Why this course?
There are numerous benefits associated with undertaking a postgraduate programme of study here, including:
- Study in a postgraduate-only environment where Masters' graduates can secure positions in full-time employment in their chosen field, or undertake academic research.
- Teaching by leading academics as well as industrial practitioners.
- Work alongside a strong research team.
- Dedicated support for off-campus learners including extensive information resources managed by the University's library.
- Consultancy to companies supporting their employees on part-time programmes, in relation to individual projects.
Informed by Industry
Our courses are designed to meet the training needs of industry and have a strong input from experts in their sector. Students who have excelled have their performances recognised through course awards. The awards are provided by high profile organisations and individuals and are often sponsored by our industrial partners. Awards are presented on Graduation Day.
The course comprises eight assessed modules, a group project and an individual project. The modules include lectures and tutorials and are assessed through practical work, written examinations, case studies, essays, presentations and tests. These provide the 'tools' required for the group and individual projects.
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course:
- Operations Management
- Enterprise Systems
- Operations Analysis
- General Management
- Manufacturing Systems Engineering
- Management of Technology and Innovation
- Supply Chain Management
- Manufacturing Strategy
A first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant science, engineering or related discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.
Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for the second year of study.
Cranfield manufacturing graduates are highly sought after by industry. Many graduates take on appointments with a wide range of manufacturing enterprises or, increasingly, apply their skills to other sectors from financial services through to health care.
About the School
Cranfield's distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.