12 months
29600 GBP/year
13700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Digital Design and Manufacturing at The University of Edinburgh refers to a convergence of complementary computing technologies that, in combination, have the potential to create an industrial revolution.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Technologies and digital manufacturing

The fundamental technologies underpinning digital manufacturing are:

  • sensing
  • automation
  • control
  • additive manufacturing
  • simulation and modelling

Their combined use is facilitated by:

  • AI
  • data-mining
  • image recognition
  • network communications
  • geometric modelling

Why Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has:

  • established academic strengths in all the key technologies associated with digital manufacturing
  • both the breadth and depth of research activities needed to underpin a postgraduate programme in this area
  • staff who have a comprehensive knowledge of both the state-of-the-art and also emerging trends and technologies

The aim of the program is to allow students with a background in engineering to enhance their first degree with a specialist programme that blends theory and practice.

Career opportunities

Recent studies have identified digital skills gaps in a range of manufacturing and engineering worldwide industries.

This means our engineering graduates will find many career options open up to them. Whether in research or industry, Digital Design and Manufacturing students at The University of Edinburgh have a bright future in engineering and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Additive Manufacture and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Metrology including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances (GD&T)
  • Digital Design & Manufacture Group Project
  • Finite Element Methods for Solids & Structures
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Programming for Manufacture
  • Advanced Composite Materials 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Please apply as early as possible as this programme may close due to high demand.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering.

Competence in programming is essential. During your degree you must have completed a programming course in a high-level language (such as C++, C#, Java, Python or equivalent).

If you apply with an academic background in another field you may be considered if you have completed the equivalent of 40 credits of courses related to manufacturing technology. Your marks for these courses must be equivalent to UK 2:1 as a minimum.

Examples of courses relevant to this degree are:

  • manufacturing systems
  • advanced manufacturing technology
  • industrial systems engineering
  • industrial information systems
  • industrial automation

This requirement may be partially met by relevant industrial experience. Applicants with non-standard backgrounds may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29600 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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