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Manufacturing Engineering

University of Sunderland
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree

About this program

Manufacturing Engineering

Work towards a rewarding and well-paid career as an Engineer. Revolutionise the way we live and become highly skilled in research, design, technology, processes and equipment. Develop the strong managerial, operational and leaderships skills necessary to become an expert.

Manufacturing Engineers are creative innovators that revolutionise the way we live and are highly skilled in research, design, technology, processes and equipment. This one-year conversion course is designed for graduates in any science-based subject who would like to develop a rewarding and well-paid career in engineering. Industry-relevant modules such as Design for Manufacturing and Manufacturing Automation mean you’ll be well-prepared for employment in the sector.

Develop strong managerial, operational and leaderships skills, necessary to become an expert in areas such as advanced maintenance, operations management and quality management.

Admission requirements

A 3 year (4 year for Engineering) graduation degree from an AICTE / UGC recognised University - 55% (52% for Computing and Engineering Programs; 50% MBA Program with some experience)

A 3 year (4 year for Engineering) graduation degree from an AICTE / UGC recognised University -57-60% (depending on reputation of University)

English Language Requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Modules on this course include:

Engineering Principles for Manufacturing

Cover the engineering principles related to manufacturing engineering including the use and control of electrical power, the fundamental principles of mechanics, an overview of manufacturing processes, sensing and instrumentation systems, an introduction to automated manufacturing systems and the theory and principles involved in using and selecting materials.

Product Oriented Manufacturing

Explore the processes involved in ensuring that the design of a product is aligned with the process that will be used to manufacture it using the principles of the Design for Manufacturing methodology.

Automation and Mechatronics

Learn how to create automated systems that can operate collaboratively using technologies such as PLCs, HMIs and SCADA. Examine the issues relating to the increasing levels of connectivity for such devices such as cybersecurity and integrity.


Using your research and critical analysis skills, draw on the knowledge you have gained during the course of the Program to address a real engineering problem or research question at the forefront of the discipline.

Optional modules (choose one):

Advanced Materials Engineering

Study the latest research into the production, characterisation and application of advanced materials.

Smart Factories

Investigate the latest technology that can be deployed to improve the effectiveness of manufacturing facilities including the use of Smart Instrumentation, Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and Robotics and Automation technologies.

Engineering Management Practice

Learn about the issues facing modern engineering operations to include operations management and improvement, lean manufacturing techniques, supply chain management and development, maintenance strategy and development and condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.


The full-time annual fee for this course is:

  • £7,000 if you are from the UK/*Europe and studying full-time
  • £14,000 if you are an international student and studying full-time
  • £389 per 10 credits if studying part-time (UK/Ireland/EU settled/pre-settled students only)

Career paths

This course equips you for a wide range of engineering management roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector. Manufacturing Engineering graduates develop expertise in planning and designing, as well as the modification and optimisation of manufacturing processes.

The essential principles of manufacturing engineering apply to all industries and equips you for a wide range of engineering roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector. On completing this course, you will be equipped as a skilled professional with essential up-to-date knowledge in manufacturing engineering.

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University of Sunderland

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University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland

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