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University of Northampton: Advanced Design and Manufacturing

Institution University of Northampton
Department Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology
Telephone 0300 303 2772
Study type Taught


The Advanced Design and Manufacturing MSc addresses the complete life cycle of a product or process, from conception through to design and manufacture to disposal. This highly applied programme develops students’ knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning engineering in the field of design and manufacturing, and of the accompanying legal, ethical and professional considerations. There is a strong focus on integrating current research and developments into learning and teaching.

Course Details

This programme has been developed to meet the needs of companies and industry in the UK and overseas. It is specifically designed to increase the employability of its learners in a design and manufacturing context by identifying new service, strategy and product opportunities, and conducting projects in collaboration with industrial partners. The programme covers areas such as digital manufacturing and industry 4.0, 3D printing and artificial intelligence.

Optional Placement

There is a one-year optional placement for applicants starting in September in-take. On completion of the programme, graduates will have obtained skills and knowledge to work in manufacturing industries, design consultancies, and research and development organisations.


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