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University of Portsmouth: Advanced Manufacturing

Institution University of Portsmouth
Department Faculty of Technology
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught



Enhance your manufacturing knowledge and skills with this accredited Advanced Manufacturing Master's. You'll develop your understanding of the systems and hardware used in manufacturing, and polish the managerial skills you need to lead teams in the industry.

You'll study the advanced tools used in design and manufacturing processes, the ever-widening range of materials available, and the systems used in business to apply your operational skills efficiently and effectively. You'll take on an advanced project that can solve a technical problem in your field of interest, or answer questions that apply directly to your current or future workplace.

When you graduate from this MSc Advanced Manufacturing, you'll be able to bring demonstrable skills and knowledge to a sector of industry that prizes your expertise. You'll have worked on business case studies, and you'll have built professional networks with your peers and your lecturers' industrial connections, making you ready to meet the needs of a manufacturing career.

You can start this in September (full time or part time) or January (full time only).


This course accepts UK, EU, and international students.

Course highlights

  • Use industry-standard simulation and modelling applications for virtual design and manufacturing, such as Abaqus, MATLAB, Simulink and CCM+

  • Enhance your understanding by investigating real industrial problems, using our strong links with companies

  • Fuse the topic of your individual project with one of our research groups, such as the Advanced Polymers and Composites Research Group, and benefit from the expertise of our academics

  • Study for a Master's that follows the current needs of the industry, guided by advice from the external businesses and organisations that make up our Industrial Advisory Board


This course is awarded the EUR-ACE (European Accredited Engineer) label and is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Careers and opportunities

Manufacturing, and engineering in general, is experiencing a skills shortage, with the Institution of Engineering and Technology calling for businesses to address future problems by ensuring they have highly skilled workers in its December 2021 survey. When you graduate from this Master's in Advanced Manufacturing, you'll have demonstrable skills in understanding the issues and using the tools of the industry, ready to take on a role that helps the sector face its upcoming challenges.

Graduates of this course have gone onto areas such as: - design

  • research and development

  • product manufacture

  • project management

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as: - Design Engineer

  • Internal Sales Engineer

  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate

  • Planning Engineer

  • Systems and Application Engineer

Career outcomes shown are sourced from the latest available graduate outcome surveys. The data shows career outcomes at 15 months after graduation.

During your course you'll have expert career support from your tutors and our Careers and Employability Centre – which you can access for up to 5 years after you graduate.

Course structure

Full-time study: expect 10 hours of teaching time every week, made up of lectures and tutorials, plus 20–30 hours of independent study each week, depending on the modules being studied. Part-time study: expect 3–4 hours of teaching time every week, made up of lectures and tutorials, plus 6–12 hours of independent study each week, depending on the modules being studied.


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