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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Manufacturing (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing, is an exciting new field, which uses a range of diverse technologies for equally diverse applications. It is now possible to print everything from aerospace parts to biological tissue and even houses! This course is designed to give you the skills required to utilise these new technologies to their full potential.

You will have access to the Additive Manufacturing lab in the new Engineering Innovation Centre, housing some of the latest AM equipment. Learning will be largely project based, with hands-on use of equipment and software. The course will include relevant industry visits, guest speakers and industry related projects.

You will work alongside our research active staff with the possibility of continuing to PhD research. Students will be given the opportunity to build their own 3D printer (to keep) and develop new or enhanced Additive Manufacturing technologies.

Learning Environment and Assessment

The course adopts a range of approaches to the delivery of curriculum including case studies, lectures, practical sessions, independent learning guided by a tutor and tutorial sessions.

Assessment of learning is conducted by a range of methods including tutorial questions, examination, use of online assessment via Blackboard questions, extended assignments, presentations, poster defence and written reports.

Opportunities

To enhance your work experience, you will have an opportunity to undertake a professional placement as part your MSc. This will extend your study time by six to twelve months depending on the length of the placement. Alternatively, there are opportunities to choose an industry-based project.

You are responsible for finding your own placement. We will support you in preparation for this with the Faculty Placement Team and UCLan Careers, who can help you plan and develop your CV and applications and have practice interviews.

Students will have the chance for international travel, to participate in conferences and research publications. On successful completion of this programme, students will be eligible to apply for progression to world-leading research degrees within the Jost Institute for Tribotechnology. You may find further information on research degrees.

The course is suitable for engineers who have recently graduated as well as those with experience who are seeking to extend their knowledge or update their qualifications with a view to promotion or other new position. The award covers both technical and commercial aspects of additive manufacturing. It will help students gain employment in high value industries such as aerospace or start their own AM related businesses.

Different course options

Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

MP4400 – Additive Manufacturing Technologies (20 Credits) - Core
EL4166 – Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core
EL4895 – Project (Core) (60 Credits) - Core
MP4702 – Advanced Materials and Materials Selection (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need at least a lower second-class award of BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering or other related subjects. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications or relevant work / life experience who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from Master-level studies are welcome. Access qualifications should normally be in a Mechanical Engineering subject or a related area.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more