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Cranfield University: Digital and Technology Solutions MSc

Institution Cranfield University View institution profile
Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Telephone 01234 758083
Study type Taught


The Digital and Technology Solutions MSc will enable you to develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours while applying what you learn directly in your workplace. The programme will support your career progression, preparing you, if you so wish to, to successfully carry out senior leadership roles in the future.

This programme is unique as it will offer students the ability to see the bigger picture with digital engineering, and to design and develop bespoke solutions to meet the needs of value-adding activities. This will offer a significant advantage to students on the course in terms of differentiating themselves from other colleagues. Apart from developing your technical skills, the course will support you to: - Develop digital engineering skills to make operational and strategic improvements in enterprises and projects.

  • Apply digital technologies and solutions to address challenges and introduce innovation.

  • Discover and develop your leadership and team-working style.

  • Develop and lead change and prepare the business to face future digital transformation.

The course will significantly improve your career prospects as you will be equipped with the skills to not only choose the right digital technologies and solutions across the life cycle of complex engineered assets, but also they will be capable to apply their knowledge to create solutions to significant challenges

The Digital and Technology Solutions MSc is a world-leading programme developed by Cranfield with close engagement with industry sectors such as defence, aerospace, rail, and wider manufacturing. Designed for industry professionals to fit around demanding careers, the course has been designed to develop the skills to lead change in business through digital technologies.

Who is it for? This course is novel as it brings together technical and management skills in the digital theme. Our differentiator will be to take a systems perspective to design and develop digital technologies and solutions across manufacturing based industries. The unique selling point of the course is to move beyond raising awareness of digital technologies and processes, in to developing individuals to have the required capability and understanding to develop suitable solutions to key industrial problems.

For those who recognise the potential for a long and successful career utilizing digital technologies and solutions across the different phases of the life cycle for complex engineered assets. This course addresses the need for highly trained professionals that rely on digital technologies and solutions required to transform operations into a world-class business in all sectors of manufacturing and is suitable for: - Experienced professionals who are seeking or are required to take on senior leadership roles within manufacturing or related organisations.

  • Early and mid-career professionals who want a "real-world" education that they can apply directly to their workplace.

  • Second career professional seeking a change into manufacturing or digitally driven organisation.

Informed by industry Our courses are designed to meet the training needs of industry and have a strong input from experts in their sector. Based on industrial engagement, the common feedback for the mode of delivery of the course was blended learning (roughly 20% face to face / 80% off campus).

It was highlighted that in light of financial constraints there is a need to minimise travel needs and do block sessions. It was suggested that particularly Programming & Projects could be delivered remotely. We will also develop a model for face-to-face collaboration and networking throughout the course that minimises the need to travel, but maximises the engagement among the participants. We also intend to arrange meet-ups at partner industrial sites as needed in the course.


Cranfield is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.


We have many world-class, large-scale facilities, including our own global research airport, which offers a unique environment for transformational education and research, living laboratory for testing transformative technologies and new approaches to deliver enhanced social, economic and environmental outcomes. 

Cranfield teaches over 5,000 postgraduate students each year and employs around 1,500 academic and support staff.  Our staff-to-student ratio is one of the best for any university in the UK.

As one of the UK's most business-engaged University, …

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