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Production Engineering and Operations Management MSc

Production Engineering and Operations Management MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Production Engineering Operations Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The overall aim of the course is to advance your abilities within the area of production engineering and operations management so you can assist manufacturing companies to meet these demands head on – achieving competitive advantage and making an impact on profits and sustainability. We will encourage you to systematically and critically evaluate engineering design and process choices around materials, production technologies and production processes. You will then design solutions to complex production engineering and operations management problems using 3D computer solid modelling and the latest industry standard software, interfacing with current leading production machines.

You will study two of the more popular approaches being used to improve manufacturing processes with a view to making companies more productive and cost efficient, namely lean and agile manufacturing. Agile manufacturing is designed to respond to an environment of continuous and unanticipated change, focusing on the ability to generate a rapid response to unpredictable customer demand. It relies on capacity to reduce production cycles and requires the support of innovative staff and suppliers. Whereas lean operations, first adopted by Toyota Motors, refer to the operational techniques used to add value by maximising available resources and reducing wastage. We also cover some of the latest industry trends around automation techniques, including various robot types, robot programming, programmable logic controllers, sensors, vision systems, motion control, safety systems, and design for manufacture. You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in on-line and off-line robot programming.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods includecoursework assignments, which could involve design, analysis and experimentation or computer simulation. They may include written assessments, presentations, posters, oral examinations and formal reports.

On successful completion, you should have knowledge of: The evaluation of current and emerging materials and their associated manufacturing processes and technologies; The optimisation of production engineering and production operations management using appropriate mathematical, statistical and simulation methods, recognising the limitations of these methods; The critical appreciation of the engineering and management challenges in global production operations including the ethical, legal, social, environmental and economic constraints; The systematic understanding of digital manufacturing technologies and approaches and the impact that digital artefacts and digital data has on the competitiveness of manufacturing environments.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This is a semester three module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first or second class honours degree in an appropriate discipline. However, entry qualifications are flexible and applications are welcomed for mature candidates and those with industrial experience.

University information

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