M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Design and Manufacturing

University of Northampton

12 months
14000 GBP/year
7470 GBP/year
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The Advanced Design and Manufacturing MSc offered at the University of Northampton addresses the complete life cycle of a product or process, from conception through to design and manufacture to disposal. This programme develops students understanding of the scientific principles underpinning engineering in design and manufacturing and of the legal, ethical and professional considerations.

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The Advanced Design and Manufacturing MSc offered at the University of Northampton focuses 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 both the September and January in-takes. On completion of the programme, graduates will have obtained skills and knowledge to work in manufacturing industries, design consultancies, and research and development organisations.

Career Opportunities

  • This course will be suitable for recent graduates of Engineering related degrees. It will also be appropriate for professionals employed in engineering and technology sectors who wish to progress in their current roles.
  • Offering the optional one-year placement gives all students the opportunity to gain skills specific to their subject as well as the employability skills required for work. It also increases their knowledge of industries and sectors in UK, allowing them to make better informed decisions about future career choices.
  • In addition, intensive one-day per week face to face teaching gives the mature and full-time employed students the chance to balance their study and life commitments and progress their career.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Computer Aided Analysis and Visualisation of Mechanical Systems
  • Professional Practice for Technologists
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Manufacture
  • Career Futures: Employability Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject area. It is assumed that you will have a knowledge of Engineering from almost any discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Design, Electrical, Manufacturing) and are interested in developing your engineering skills in the area of modelling, control and sustainability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7470 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK Part Time: £4,150 (Year one 100 Credits) £3,320 (Year two 80 Credits)

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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