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The University of Edinburgh: Digital Design and Manufacture

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Study type Taught


With the transition to industry 4.0, digital design and manufacturing has become integral to society and is helping drive more efficient and less wasteful production processes.

Our Digital Design and Manufacture programme will prepare you for a career in this rapidly changing industry by combining an advance knowledge of the digital technologies employed in advanced manufacture and key entrepreneurial skills.

You will learn the fundamentals which underpin digital manufacturing; sensing, automation, information, additive manufacturing, simulation and modelling and will explore how these interact with data and machine learning. How will I learn? You will deepen your knowledge through:

  • our academic staff’s expertise on state-of-the-art technologies and emerging trends

  • practical activities where you will benefit from our specialist resources and facilities

  • our connections with industry

  • gaining coding experience and using industry approved software and techniques

  • an understanding how to interpret data into successful products

  • opportunities to get involved in our world-leading research with an individual research project


Edinburgh. Extraordinary futures await.

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 22nd in the 2024 QS World University Rankings.

Our position as one of Britain’s leading research universities was reaffirmed by the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions), with 90% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

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