The specialist skills of aerospace production systems are vital to drive productivity improvements. You will gain the sought-after capability to manage major improvement programmes in the aerospace manufacturing industry or instigate intervention that delivers improvements to the performance of their businesses.
Who is it for?
This course develops future aerospace manufacturing engineers and managers who will be able to manage major improvement programmes or instigate intervention that delivers improvements to the performance of their aerospace manufacturing businesses.
Why this course?
The course combines Cranfield's long-standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters' programmes in both aerospace and manufacturing. Courses receive strong support from the global aerospace industry, both the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce, as well as their tiers of the supplier. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and all teaching is in the context of the industrial application. Many features of this course are shared with the Engineering and Management of Manufacturing Systems MSc, but this course specifically prepares graduates to embark on a career in aerospace manufacturing.
Students benefit from our wide range of equipment, analysis tools and specialist software packages. The course objectives are achieved through a carefully integrated and structured series of eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project.
March intake: The course comprises eight compulsory modules, a group project and an individual project.
October intake: The course comprises eight modules (five compulsory and three electives), a group project and an individual project.
The modules include lectures, workshops, case studies, tutorials and company visits. Students need to complete a mix of modules that are fundamental to aerospace manufacturing systems and modules that are technology related.
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course
- Operations Management
- Manufacturing Systems Engineering
- Enterprise Modelling
- Supply Chain Management
- Manufacturing Strategy
- Aircraft Assembly
A selection of modules from the following list needs to be taken as part of this course
- Machining Moulding and Metrology
- Composites Manufacturing for High-Performance Structures
- Precision Engineering
- Failure of Materials and Structures
- Advanced Welding Processes
- Aircraft Assembly
A first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.
Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre Masters in Engineering, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for the second year of study.
This qualification takes you on to a wide range of aerospace manufacturing roles such as management, operations, logistics and technology-related functions within global aerospace manufacturing organisations. Many graduates find employment with one of their project sponsors.
About the School
Cranfield's distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.