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 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 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

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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    Student Profiles

    Aaron Hayden-Cooper

    I’ve always had a fascination with technology and a love for creation; this led me down the long road of engineering, ending in a BEng Mechanical Engineering degree at Brunel. …

    Michael Lavery

    I am a Graphic Design with a 2.1 from Chester University. I am now studying as an Industrial Digitalisation Student at Manchester Met. My interests are within 3D printing and …

    Nathan Woodward

    My interest in design and engineering started in my childhood, where I spent my days playing with Lego. This has led me down the path to where I am today. …

    Kieron Khan

    A previous student of Manchester Metropolitan University, Kieron achieved a BSc in Design Engineering. This allowed him to start designing parts for personal projects, Computer aided design was an area …

    Karl Badkin

    Im a graduate in Computer Games Design and with over 10 years of industry experience within social media management, e-commerce and digital content production. I’ve recently started studying Industrial Digitalisation …

    David Lacy

    I am a postgraduate student on the MSc Industrial Digitalisation course at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2017, I completed an undergraduate MEng in Civil Engineering, and my career path is …

    Hammad Zaheer

    I’m a Degree holder in BSc Design Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University and am currently studying MSc Industrial Digitalisation. Throughout my time at university I have managed to gain a …

    Patrycja Kukielka

    My journey with design and engineering started in college, however since I was a little kid, I was drawn to technology. After moving to the UK from Poland in 2012 …

    James Hanvey

    I believe that every great design begins with an even better story. From a young age I’ve always been seeking new and innovative ways to be creative, and to express …

    Stanley Waters

    In 2019, I graduated Manchester School of Art with a first-class BA (Hons) in Fine Art, producing sound and video instillation work focused on themes of techno utopianism and its …