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.


100%: Lecture


30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: