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Professional course

Advanced Manufacturing

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Engineering Design and Mathematics
Five days
Course director:
Wendy Fowles-Sweet
Programme leader:
Lisa Brodie

Page last updated 14 December 2018


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 or MSc Engineering Management.

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.

Professional accreditation

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.

Entry requirements

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

Course content

  • 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

Case study

The case study will run throughout the week and is designed to integrate learning as the week progresses.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information


Monday 4 to Friday 8 February 2019 


£1,530 (includes optional UWE module accreditation)

All course prices include course materials, car parking, lunch and refreshments.


UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

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).Enquire Now
If you wish to attend the course without completing the UWE accreditation, please complete our online booking form. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.Enquire Now


For further information

  • Email: For all course queries, please complete the on-line enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86304

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