About this course
Page last updated 13 December 2016
This course will provide you with an oversight into the relevant materials, tools and processes for successful manufacturing. It will also consider the implications of manufacturing, in terms of the business need, and integrate manufacturing in the full product development process to ensure the product is designed for manufacture, manufactured for ease in service and obsolescence.
By completing the optional course assessment, this course can contribute towards one or more of the Awards within our Engineering Capability Development Framework. This framework of engineering modules gives participants the opportunity to take a flexible route towards a named Postgraduate Award, such as MSc Aerospace, MSc Professional Engineering, MSc Engineering Management or MSc Engineering Operations and Improvement.
Careers / Further study
Advanced Manufacturing can be taken as a stand alone short courses, or used to build up to a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Engineering Capability Development Framework. For a full list of short courses please see our Engineering and Aerospace course list.
This module contributes towards the MSc Aerospace Programme, which is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAS) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Both professional bodies also endorse the other professional engineering courses that we offer.
Our Engineering courses can also contribute to your portfolio of evidence for Chartered Engineering registration. Please refer to the Benefits of Professional Study for more information.
There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to undertake this course as a standalone short course without the optional module assessment.
Participants wishing to complete the module assessment are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent,) or alternatively have industrial experience. We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.
The course will teach you the importance of:
- Leading with a business strategy
- Aligning skills and capabilities with operational requirements (e.g. new technologies)
- Integrating manufacturing and product design
- Responding to changes in demand / designing flexible systems
- Integrating with the supply chain
- Manufacturing in the context of PLM / Concurrency
- Advanced Metallics
- Core technologies
- Advanced Composites
- Core technologies
- Manufacturing facility layout
- Production planning & control
- Creating Flow (Lean Manufacturing and the UKLAI)
- Manufacturing Internal Interface
- Manufacturing: Design interface
- Manufacturing: Supply Chain Interface
- Manufacturing External Interface (e.g. customers / suppliers / collaborators
- Customer (contracts / Communications)
- Strategic New Product / Process Development
The case study will run throughout the week and is designed to integrate learning as the week progresses.
Supplementary fee information
£1530 (includes optional UWE module accreditation)
All course prices include course materials, car parking, lunch and refreshments.
Bookings for the 2016/17 run of this module are now closed. Please complete an enquiry form to receive information once the 2017/18 academic year run of this module becomes available.
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
How to apply
For all enquiries, please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.
If you wish to gain university credits by completing the assignment please register for our Engineering Capability Development Framework (If you have already registered, please contact your course administrator directly to make a booking).
For further information
- Email: For all course queries, please complete the on-line enquiry form above.
- Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87265