Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (520H3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies for advanced materials. The actual content will be updated as new technology is developed. The initial focus will be on the following topics:

  • concurrent engineering and the software environment that supports it
  • computer-integrated manufacture and industrial informatics
  • rapid prototyping and time compression technologies
  • rapid tooling
  • stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)
  • laminated object manufacture
  • 3D printing
  • laser manufacturing technology
  • laser micro-machining technology
  • composites
  • casting
  • turbomachinery manufacturing technologies
  • aerospace and automotive manufacturing technologies.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.


This module is offered on the following courses: