/MSc Industrial Digitalisation
Provided by: Manchester Metropolitan University
Course Area: North West
Course Type: Masters (taught)
Start date: 20200914
End date: 20210831
Subjects: Creative Technology, Product Design, Project
Who is this course for
The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) is already underway, where physical and cyber systems work together. These cyber-physical systems are affecting every industry across the globe and are growing at a staggering pace. Manufacturing is changing and so have the tools.
The digital skills and knowledge gained in this course will allow graduates to embark on, or enhance their career within Industry 4.0 and to be well-positioned to disrupt industries or businesses that have yet to make the switch. Graduates will also be well-placed to pursue a PhD following successful completion of the course.
What will I learn
Whilst covering all aspects of industrial digitalisation, the course will centre around 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing). The aim of the programme is to educate and train work-ready, capable and equipped professionals; better placed to fulfil the requirements of higher-paid positions within Industry 4.0 and contribute to its further research and development.
You will learn how to digitally model, design and evaluate components and products; some of which cannot be made using other methods of manufacture. We strongly embrace a ‘fail-fast, fail-often’ design approach so that you can learn which parts of your designs work, and which need redesigning. You will 3D print a large number of these models on-site using our wide range of stereolithography (SLA) and fusion deposition modelling (FDM) printers. In addition, you will perform post-production operations in a dedicated laboratory to finalise your creations.
The programme is positioned at the cutting-edge of technology and examines how UK manufacturing could be transformed through the adoption of industrial digital technologies (IDT). As such, as part of this programme, you will visit complex technical organisations to witness the impact that is being made.
In your Masters year, you will study:
- CAD Modelling and Product Design
- Industrial Digital Technologies
- Generative Design and the Wider Digital Realm
- Management of Projects Fundamentals
- Management of Projects Professional Practice
- Research Project in Industrial Digitalisation
- Research Methods and Skills