University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

The course is designed for engineering graduates interested in manufacturing systems and operations management. It is suitable for engineers working in industry who want to make the transition to engineering manager and is also suitable for graduates with little or no work experience. Up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes plus applications of technology & quality tools and techniques to improve operations in the organisation. You will develop an understanding of the concepts of manufacturing systems engineering, product and process development with an awareness of strategic management and operations. Graduate from this course can expect to be employed as leaders in general engineering management and manufacturing engineering management.

Entry requirements

Lower 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a Manufacturing or Engineering discipline. Candidates offering an HNC/HND plus professional qualifications and/or proof of significant work experience will be considered for part-time study. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS: 6.5 (with no score less than 6.0), or Pearson (Academic): 62 (with no score less than 59). Other English language qualifications may be considered.

Course modules

Modules include: Logistics and operations management; project planning management and control; industrial engineering; manufacturing process technology; operations strategy for industry; problem solving with statistics; quality, reliability and maintenance; optional modules: automation and robotics; machining technology; advanced materials and processes; digital design collaboration; the virtual factory.

Assessment methods

The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 10 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of nominally 40 hours directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. This is covered in a full-immersion, intensive week. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment - this is typically a further 40 -60 hours of work. The taught modules account for 50% of the Master's degree. A major individual research project, submitted in the form of a dissertation accounts for the other 50%. This should take approximately 900 hours of study time. An oral examination is held upon completion.

Sponsorship information

Warwick Manufacturing Group provide scholarships offering between 20% - 50% discount on tuition fees for this course when studied full-time.Nationality specific bursaries are also available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 22,340 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time block-release - 3 years
PgCert Part-time block-release - 6 months
PgDip Part-time block-release - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

Key information

WMG Student Recruitment and Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
02476 5 22725