Postgraduate Factfile: Manufacturing Engineering MSc

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Course at a glance

Mode of study: Full Time (1 year)
Start date: September

  •  Study at one the UK’s leading Engineering Schools
  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and meets Chartered Engineer requirements
  • The School of Engineering is highly rated in the Times Good University Guide ranked 16th for Engineering in 2012
  • 90% of engineering research rated as international to world leading in 2008 Research Assessment Exercise
  • Programme informed by internationally-acclaimed research in LJMU’s General Engineering Research Institute
  • Close industry links
  • Programme widely recognised by employers as meeting requirements needed to succeed in the industry

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Course overview

The programme will equip you with a range of skills and techniques appropriate for companies working in the field of advanced manufacturing. It is these skills that will allow you to make an immediate contribution to a company's manufacturing capability and operation, and to ultimately progress into senior management positions.

This programme builds on the experience developed with undergraduate BEng Manufacturing Engineering. It provides a progression route for graduates from the programme, as well as other relevant programmes in mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

The course is designed for graduates wishing to reach senior positions as engineers and technical managers in manufacturing process engineering, with particular emphasis on advanced manufacturing technologies and the application of advanced materials. In addition, it covers quality engineering, logistics and management skills.  Optional modules include alternative energy systems, financial management and automated non-contact measurement.

Our postgraduates are highly sought after by employers and many occupy senior positions within major UK and international companies. We want to help you reach your potential and this course will develop both the technical and managerial skills you need to succeed in your chosen career.

The School has an excellent record of high quality application-oriented research and knowledge transfer to business. It is home to internationally recognised research groups Electrical Electronic Engineering Research Centre (Prof J Zhang, Prof E. Levi), the Liverpool Logistics Offshore and Marine Research Institute (Prof J. Wang), Materials and Structures Research Group (Prof J Ren, Prof I Jones) and GERI (Prof Burton).

Introduction to the School

The School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations has a long and distinguished history of teaching and research and an established reputation for producing excellent engineers and maritime professionals.

All of our postgraduate courses are taught by academics active in industrially-oriented research and scholarship. Our teaching and research is supported by long-term partnerships with universities and employers in the UK and overseas. Such links help ensure that our courses are kept up-to-date and that you have opportunities to develop skills and experience in solving realistic problems during your studies. It’s also why we attract so many applicants from around the world and why our graduates are highly sought after by UK and international employers.

Research excellence

In the RAE 2008, 60% of research in Electrical Electronic Engineering and General Engineering was ranked as ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world leading’.

Research in the School covers the following areas:

  • Microelectronic Systems
  • Electric Machines and Drives
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering and Materials, and Process Control
  • Logistics Offshore and Marine Research

To find out more about the School, read out brochure or go to:

Other related courses

MSc Marine and Offshore Engineering, MSc Mechanical Engineering.

Employment and careers

As well as the obvious manufacturing and technical roles, manufacturing engineers are employed to support both sales and marketing, as well as reaching positions of technical, managerial and commercial leadership. Positions in both small and large companies require a good technical understanding and strong interpersonal skills. This programme is widely recognised by employers as meeting these requirements. This also enables graduates to be employed by consultancies, government bodies and public utilities.

As a postgraduate student you will be able to take full advantage of the extensive range of advice and guidance available in our World of Work Careers Centre, including our Ready for Work training courses, which cover everything from interview skills to preparing for assessment centre tests.

LJMU also has a dedicated Centre for Entrepreneurship, offering business advice and start-up funding, to students and graduates interested in setting up their own companies or working freelance.

Our World of Work Programme – endorsed by FTSE 100 companies and leading business organisations – offers you the chance to get an additional certificate proving to potential employers that you have the skills and experience they are looking for. No other university in the UK or internationally, offers students the chance to develop these skills and organisations backing the scheme include the Confederation of British Industry, United Utilities, Sony, Siemens, Peugeot Citroen and Marks and Spencer.

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International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting for more information and advice.


LJMU has launched a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University.

These prestigious scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers and are available for outstanding international students applying for taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees.

You will need to complete an additional application form in order to be considered for these scholarships. Full eligibility criteria and the online application form are available here:

Applications for these scholarships are welcomed from:

  • new international applicants
  • current LJMU international students hoping to progress onto postgraduate study at the University
  • LJMU international alumni

English for Postgraduate courses bursary

A bursary will be available for students who must complete the six week English for Postgraduate Studies course to improve their IELTS score by 0.5 prior to enrolling on their postgraduate taught or research degree at LJMU.

This bursary take the form of a tuition fee waiver, which will be deducted from your tuition fee when you enrol on your degree programme. You do not need to complete the online scholarship form in order to receive this bursary. Please note: If you are awarded this bursary you are not eligible to apply for an international scholarship.

English language requirements

Entry requirements

An honours degree in a relevant engineering subject with a minimum 2.2 classification or a professional qualification of equivalent standing together with such relevant professional experience as deemed appropriate by the School.

Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0.  Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

Will I be interviewed?

No, an interview is not required.

Fees information

Please contact the Faculty of Technology and Environment for further information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at or telephone 0151 231 2777.

Financial support

How to apply

Further information

Please contact the Faculty of Technology and Environment on:
tel: 0151 231 2777
fax: 0151 231 2879
web: Faculty web site

If you have any queries relating to LJMU or university life in general please contact:

Course Enquiries
tel: +44(0)151 231 5090

Please apply via the online application form

LJMU's Admissions policy is in line with the University's Equal Opportunities Policy and applications are welcome from all candidates who fulfil the entry criteria. The university has a commitment to equality of opportunity and welcomes application from everyone regardless of age, disability, race or sex. The University is committed to widening participation and therefore will actively consider applicants who do not have a relevant degree but who are able to provide satisfactory evidence of their knowledge in the area. All applicants will be considered by the Recruitment and Selection Panel, if shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend for an interview.

International students

LJMU offers an extensive support system through its international office and study centre. An equivalence to the normal entry requirements is needed for entry. Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example with an IELTS tests or equivalent. Please note that because of UK visa restrictions, International students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting for more information and advice.

Please Note: The University reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify in any way the information contained in this leaflet.

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