Advanced Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Masters (MSc)
Facts about Advanced Industrial & Manufacturing Systems
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
(January and September start dates)
|Attendance||Full time and part time: delivered in one-week block|
|Assessment||Coursework, group presentation, research project, exam|
Choose Kingston's Advanced Industrial and Manufacturing Systems MSc
In today's uncertain global competition platform and economy, manufacturing and engineering are two of the most important pinnacles for a sustainable growth of any country. Many engineering companies require graduates who can demonstrate not only technological, but also managerial and entrepreneurial skill sets. This course, accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as part of the requirement for chartered engineer application, aims to bridge this skills gap. You will be taught how to select advanced manufacturing processes and materials when making new products, and how to turn innovative ideas into real products quickly, timely and within the constraints of available resources, enhancing your employability.
- A balanced syllabus blends aspects of technology and management to create a unique skill set, which is much sought after in industry.
- Academic teaching is also complemented by expert speakers from industry, keeping you up to date with the challenges and developments in the real world.
- Many modules are supported by practical workshops using the latest equipment and software. Such practical skills can easily be transferred into the working environment.
What will you study?
You will learn how to analyse complex technical problems and challenges faced by many real-world engineering companies of different sizes. You will also study the operational issues experienced by these companies through real case studies, and how to implement logical solutions under different scenarios. In addition, you will be able to measure the potentials of an engineering company not just through its technological adaptation but also from the entrepreneur viewpoint.
Throughout the course, you will have many hands-on sessions to practise what you have learned in the classroom. These practical skills will be obtained through using specialist software and hardware in engineering functions analysis, CAD/CAM, finite element modelling, operation management, quality analysis, business decision modelling, supply chain management and resources simulation. The project dissertation will allow you to develop a chosen field of knowledge which will complement your career ambition. Teamwork, group presentations, case studies and industrial speakers are other highlights of the course, enhancing your learning experience and employability.
Accreditation for this course
This degree has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) degree.
Those students with an IEng accredited, or unaccredited, undergraduate degree will have their undergraduate programme modules reviewed by IMechE, upon completion of this MSc, and may be required to take further learning (if any) for CEng registration.
See www.imeche.org for further information.
Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
Please check the Engineering Council course search for more information.
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.
Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management
The module is designed to provide the student with the research skills and techniques necessary to select and justify a research topic, plan project execution, use various resources to carry out a literature search and successfully complete the project and other module assignments on the course. It further develops the students' knowledge and skills in business and management, with a particular focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. It supports students in producing proposals for enterprise ideas such as new products or services, or innovations in existing processes or organisations. Concepts of total quality management to enhance quality of products and processes in an industrial setting are presented and application of supporting quality tools and techniques are discussed.
Advanced CAD/CAM Systems
The module covers advanced CAD/CAM techniques in the conceptual design and manufacture and is heavily focussed on the surface modelling and reverse engineering methods prior to manufacture. Also this module will cover rapid manufacturing methods involving mould design and machining tool path optimisation and full machining simulation verification, and machining collision avoidance.
Mechatronic Design and Automation
This module aims to develop your understanding of the main principles of robotic, industrial automation and mechatronics systems. It covers:
- mechatronics control and its application in automation;
- the functions of a robot and its embedded systems such as sensors and actuators;
- how to build dynamic models of robotics systems and design feedback control algorithms;
- advanced techniques such as fuzzy logic and digital logic design to optimise control in automation processes; and
- artificial neural networks and adaptive control.
This module gives you the chance to develop your research, design development and problem solving skills. You improve your project management, analytical, experimental and computing skills while solving higher-order engineering problems.
You study an area of interest in depth, demonstrating your understanding through a variety of means, including
- a conference paper;
- an oral presentation; and
- a substantial dissertation.
- Advanced Stress Analysis and Materials
- Industrial Operation Management and Resources Simulation
- E-engineering Systems
- Green Engineering
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