This course provides students with the latest knowledge and skills for metal Additive Manufacturing (AM)* providing a great foundation for a future career. This includes AM processes and their capabilities, designing AM systems, qualification, modelling and materials. Practical experience will be gained through assignments and group and individual projects in close collaboration with leading industrial end users.
* (Subject to University approval).
Who is it for?
Cranfield University offers the MSc course in order to deliver graduates who are able to hold positions of significant engineering responsibility in the wide range of organisations using Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies. This course provides students with the latest knowledge and skills for metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) providing a great foundation for a future career. This includes AM processes and their capabilities, designing AM systems, qualification, modelling and materials. Practical experience will be gained through assignments and group and individual projects in close collaboration with leading industrial end users. The graduate will meet a major part of the requirements for membership of the appropriate professional organisations and will have experience and skills in the management of research and development projects.
Why this course?
There are numerous benefits associated with undertaking a postgraduate programme of study at Cranfield University, including:
- Study in a postgraduate-only environment where Masters' graduates can secure positions in full-time employment in their chosen field, or undertake academic research
- Teaching by leading academics as well as industrial practitioners
- Working alongside a strong research team
- Dedicated support including extensive information resources managed by Cranfield University's library
- Consultancy to companies supporting their employees on part-time programmes in relation to individual projects.
Subject to final university approval, the course will include ten taught compulsory modules, which are generally delivered from October to March. Planned module titles include:
- Additive Manufacturing Metallurgy
- Design and Simulation
- Economics of Additive Manufacturing
- Management of Additive Manufacturing Quality
- Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes
- Net-shape Manufacturing
The modules include lectures and tutorials and are assessed through practical work, written examinations, case studies, essays, presentations and tests. These provide the 'tools' required for the group and individual projects.
Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant science, engineering or related 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 programme, 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 careers involving materials, with responsibilities in research, development, design, engineering, consultancy and management in industries including aerospace, automotive, medical, sports, food and drink processing, chemical processing and power generation