This integrated Master’s course has been designed and delivered in partnership with Unipart Manufacturing Group as part of a £32 million collaborative project to develop the next generation of highly skilled, specialist engineers for the UK's high-value manufacturing sector.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the UK’s industrial sector has increased by 1.4% a year since 1948. Fierce global competition, however, is creating an even greater demand for graduate engineers capable of adopting innovative product designs and manufacturing methods in industries as diverse as food processing and household appliances to automotive and aerospace.
Coventry is ranked 3rd in the country for ‘Mechanical Engineering’ courses in the Guardian University Guide 2020, which includes this Manufacturing Engineering degree. This course aims to enable you to progress from an undergraduate degree right through to a Master’s level qualification in four years of full-time study. You will have the opportunity to have direct access to Unipart's operations, working on 'live' issues in a real-world manufacturing production environment, as well as the University’s state-of-the-art High Performance Engineering Centre.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
Your studies will be split between our £50m Engineering and Computing Building and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), based at Unipart’s Coventry site.
This 'faculty on the factory floor' allows you to experience technology on the manufacturing front line, including robotic automation, forming, joining, analysis and simulation, metrology and product verification technology.
Students spend time on the Unipart shop floor every week talking with people making products and the people who manage these product lines. Taught modules are applied immediately in a real factory and supplemented by continual live experiences of how things are manufactured in real time.
You will participate in ‘live’ projects at the Manufacturing Institute and with the wider support of Unipart Manufacturing Group, such as the design of a manufacturing area for a heat-exchange pipe or fuel-rail or consider the impact of automation and robotics on manufacturing efficiency.
Between 2010 and 2020, engineering companies have been projected to have 2.74 million job openings, of which, 1.86 million will require engineering skills.
Manufacturing is predicted to dominate innovation strategies for the next decade with companies desperate to capitalise on robotics/cobotics, intelligent systems, big data, analytics and more. Pay is not only increasing, but salaries are also higher on average than in other areas – at around £31K for manufacturing compared with £27K for services sectors (ONS).
Our partnership with the Unipart Manufacturing Group ensures this course is highly vocational in nature, designed to produce ‘industry ready’ graduates, who are well prepared for their first role in industry.
You should graduate with a comprehensive knowledge of a range of manufacturing principles, having learned the skills needed to apply new technologies to the solution of manufacturing problems in an industry environment.
We will actively encourage and support you to make the most of this demand and prepare you for the world of work. This includes wherever possible support in finding placements and employment from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Where our graduates work
Our course provides a route into many careers with the global engineering industry, including: manufacturing, project or process engineering; process planning; scheduling and control; logistics; and supply chain management.
Graduates on similar courses have gone on to secure roles as manufacturing engineers or consultant engineers with companies like Rolls Royce or Atkins Global.
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