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A future-ready programme

Embrace advances in technology and help to shape the world with our MSc Industrial Digitalisation 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 print, units will develop skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD), manufacturing, industrial sustainability, cybersecurity, and even augmented reality and robotics.

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 Industrial Digitalisation 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
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If you're interested in working with us, or have questions about studying with us please get in contact.

 Telephone: 0161 247 6464

 Email: printcity@mmu.ac.uk

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Student Profiles

Rodrigo Bonet

I am a Design Engineering graduate with first class honours. During my degree, I developed in-depth skills and knowledge like concept development, anthropometrics, ergonomics, CAD, graphic design, photography, prototyping, sustainability, …

Elen Parry

The course is a fantastic vehicle for being at the forefront of a range of aspects of Industry 4.0. Our cohort is diverse, with peers having interests and specialities in …

Daniel Nield

My undergraduate degree was in Animation, where I earned a first class honours. I’ve primarily worked within 3D modelling and texturing, which I’ve applied to animation projects, video games production …

Brett Turner

Innovation and collaboration are two words which have significance to me. Market needs and requirements are completely changing due to the new digital trends and are forcing organisations to rethink …

Georgina Barker

Learning how to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software has broadened my abilities and outcomes, allowing new possibilities in my practice as a designer. My background is in textiles, having …

Chelsea Hicks

MSc Industrial Digitalisation has been a motivating and challenging experience that has pushed me far outside my previous sphere of practice while learning alongside people with diverse specialisms. It has …

Connor McAleer

I have a BA degree in Business Management with overseas study in Sevilla; I achieved a first overall and was awarded ‘best performing student’. The overseas study enabled me to …

Sophie Thompson

Belfast born and bred, I came to Manchester to complete an undergraduate degree in Animation and I am currently studying MSc Industrial Digitalisation at PrintCity.  It is a sharp contrast …

Jamain Kome

My experiences at PrintCity so far have been amazing. I have learned and experienced so many new things in such a short period of time. There have been several activities …

Mark Chester

I am an Autodesk Certified Instructor specialising in product design. PrintCity provides an incredible environment for innovation and development. The amazing facilities enable the freedom to explore, experiment, fail and …