A future-ready programme
Embrace advances in technology and help to shape the world with our MSc Digital Design and Manufacturing programme.
With everyone from major manufacturers to healthcare organisations investing heavily in 3D print technology, this qualification is your chance to be at the forefront of a huge growth area. It offers hands-on training in the fascinating field of digital manufacturing and aims to educate and develop industry-ready professionals who are well-positioned to fill the skills gap in this rapidly evolving industry.
Alongside a focus on 3D printing, units will develop skills in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), digital manufacturing, industrial sustainability, project management, 3D scanning, and even augmented reality.
The course is for anyone with an inquisitive mind and a desire to learn the skills required to succeed in a dynamic industry. Our students come from a range of backgrounds, including business management, engineering and textiles.
Explore the experiences and work of our MSc Digital Design and Manufacturing students
“Additive manufacturing technology is affecting every industry across the globe and is advancing at a staggering pace. The digital skills and knowledge gained in this course will enable our graduates to embark on an exciting career in Industry 4.0; ahead of the disruptive curve and influencing global business.”Peter Gough, Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer, MSc Industrial Digitalisation
State-of-the-art learning environment
Carry out your studies and create your work in the PrintCity facility, which is equipped with the very latest 3D printers from Formlabs, Ultimaker, Markforged, Airwolf and more.
You will also create metal castings from 3D printed plastic patterns and post-process these using dedicated techniques, such as laser-welding and bead-blasting.
“The incredible facilities at PrintCity have opened my eyes to a whole range of new possibilities within 3D printing. The experience is helping to shape my future career ambitions.”Elen Parry, 2019 graduate, MSc Industrial Digitalisation
Links to industry
We have a strong working relationship with creative software provider Autodesk UK and the programme provides a route for students to become an Autodesk Certified User. This is a recognised qualification in addition to the programme award which demonstrates proficiency in Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and is sought after by employers.
The programme structure and student lifecycle are designed to build a variety of skills and a portfolio of work that will help to launch our graduates into exciting, industry 4.0-related positions in design and manufacturing.
“Many universities claim to have 3D print centres of excellence, but only Manchester Metropolitan University has a vision to move forward and really create something special.”Steven Parkinson, Education Manager, Autodesk UK