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Cranfield’s MSc in Manufacturing Consultancy has been developed in response to demand for multi-skilled professionals with the knowledge of implementing change across an organisation.

It covers factory floor to management.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

It comprises eight assessed modules, a group project and an individual research project.

Modules: Consultancy Skills; Enterprise Systems; General Management; Manufacturing Strategy; Manufacturing Systems; Engineering Operations; Analysis Operations Management; Supply Chain Management.

The industrial group involves working in teams to fulfil demanding objectives within a tight time schedule, and applying technologies and approaches.

Industrially oriented, projects have support from industry and other external organisations.

The individual research project is either industrially or academically driven.

Students select the subject in consultation with the course director.

It provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate independent research ability, think and work in an original way, and overcome problems in manufacturing.

Successful students go on to a range of careers in manufacturing management and consultancy, logistics and supply chain, IT, business-systems analysis, research and development, and academia.

Qualifications of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) – comprising the eight taught modules and the group project – and the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) – comprising six taught modules – are also available for this course

Cranfield University, School of Applied Sciences

Cranfield University is a wholly postgraduate university with an international community and a truly global reputation. The School of Applied Sciences is recognised for its multi-disciplinary approach to research and teaching in relation to manufacturing, materials, natural resources and sustainable systems. We also provide short courses and consultancy services to our clients. Cranfield is third in the UK for the impact of its mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing research. Through our focus on fundamental research and its application to meet the needs of industry and society, Applied Sciences is a major contributor to these positions. We have a successful track record of working closely with organisations around the world. Our success is due to our staff and the quality of the students whose careers we help develop. We operate key facilities which underpin our research, teaching and short courses.  

The School of Applied Sciences offers an extensive engineering portfolio of full and part-time masters’ programmes, funded research opportunities and short courses, across a number of sectors.  All courses are designed to meet the training needs of industry, and benefit from significant input from experts in the sector.

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