MSc(Res) Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

This MSc (Research) programme is a collaboration between the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and one of the largest mechanical engineering departments in the UK, the University Of Sheffield’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The AMRC with Boeing's Rolls-Royce Factory of the Future

The workshop of the AMRC’s Knowledge Transfer Centre

The AMRC is an internationally renowned world-class centre for research, specialising in advanced manufacturing technologies used in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other high-value manufacturing sectors.

We have developed a global reputation for helping companies overcome manufacturing problems becoming a model for collaborative research involving universities, academics and industry, worldwide.

Students on the programme have the potentially life-changing opportunity to undertake modules related the latest advances in manufacturing technology, and apply this knowledge to an industrially motivated research project within the AMRC, all taught by some of the world leading academics.

A demonstration of the Kern Evo machine at the Micro Machining seminar at the KTC workshop.

A demonstration of the Kern Evo machine at the Micro Machining seminar at the KTC workshop.

The research project will be informed by real industrial applications and span across the entire manufacturing process, from materials suppliers to assembly specialists. Your project will focus on a topic that is a current challenge for industry and you will have the opportunity to investigate potential solutions using some of the most state-of-the-art machine tools in the world based at the AMRC’s Knowledge Transfer Centre.

Careers and employability

Our graduates will have expertise designed to improve their employability within the aerospace, automotive and design and development industry sectors, to name a few.

Past students have come from all over the world and gone to work for prestigious international manufacturing companies and research institutions and some others have used the course as an excellent stepping stone towards undertaking a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

“The MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies offered me a unique opportunity to get both theory and practice related to high-value manufacturing. It was by far the greatest decision in my career.


MSc student Fernando Flores performing tap testing to measure the dynamic characteristics of an ABB 6640 robot.

“I was exposed to a great amount of recent research in materials, tribology and controls systems as well as practical experience in the AMRC with Boeing. The projects offered have the support of experts in the field and are innovative and challenging. These experiences give me a solid background that is very useful in my career in industry.”

Fernando Flores
Associate Professor of the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering , State University of Nuevo Leon

Course accreditation

All of our courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE).
Accredited degrees fulfil the academic requirements necessary for membership of the IMechE, allowing members to obtain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Further information on course content and how to apply:

More information about the course content and structure and eligibility requirements can be found on the University of Sheffield website pages for the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the prospective postgraduate student pages.

You can apply here.