Manufacturing Systems Engineering - BEng


91% of UWTSD’s Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering students were satisfied with their course – NSS 2017.

Engineers in Manufacturing Systems roles are often responsible for individual production lines, supplier improvement and quality engineering positions.

They play a vital role in ensuring production performance and output are achieved and are often one of the key interfaces with the customer and senior management.

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Key Facts

Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years full-time

Location:
Swansea
School/Faculty:
Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering
Contact Name:
Dr David Kelvin Sutton
Contact Email:
engineering@uwtsd.ac.uk
Language Choice
English  

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This programme involves activities which includes developing knowledge of materials and how they react when processed, production planning and inventory control. Fundamental areas of design for manufacture, manufacturing processes, control and dynamics along with lean manufacturing and quality engineering concepts are covered.

This programme contains modules that are delivered in common with other programmes within the School of Logistics and Manufacturing Engineering, but only where these provide the essential foundations or there is a need for an inter-disciplinary approach.

Year 1
Engineering Science 1
Engineering Science 2
Mathematics
Engineering Applications and Study Skills
Computer Aided Engineering Design
Materials and Introduction to Manufacturing Technology

Year 2
Group Design Project Research Methods
Engineering Management
Computer Aided Engineering and Stress Analysis
Manufacturing Systems and Quality
Manufacturing Design and Technology
Dynamics and Control/Instrumentation

Year 3
Major Project
Advanced Stress Analysis and FEA
Manufacturing Systems 1
Manufacturing Systems 2
Manufacturing Automation

MEng Year 4
Project and Research Methods
Numerical Methods
Innovation and Product development
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Energy and Environmental Technology

The School of Logistics and Manufacturing Engineering has built extensive relationships with industry over the years. The BEng Manufacturing Systems Engineering programme is recognised by a number of global manufacturing companies who use this qualification as a prerequisite for promotion into certain positions. A large number of our graduates have obtained employment with major companies such as Caterpillar, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Steel.

The School of Logistics and Manufacturing Engineering prides itself on its supportive and dynamic learning environment that listens and supports individual student needs. Our lecturers are informed by industrial collaboration/engagement and the many years of industrial experience that the programme team has gained. All of our programmes are only developed after extensive consultation with employers to enhance the employability of all of our graduates.

Assessments used within this programme are normally formative or summative. In the former assessment is designed to ensure students become aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Typically, such assessment will take the form of practical exercises where a more hands-on approach enables students to show their ability over a range of different tasks. Traditional formal-time constrained assessment is by means of tests and examinations. Examinations are a traditional method of verifying that the work produced is the students’ own work.

To help authenticate student coursework, some modules require that the student and lecturer negotiate the topic for assessment, allowing the lecturer to monitor progress. Some modules where the assessment is research-based require students to verbally present their research results to their lecturers and peers, followed by a question and answer session. Feedback to students will occur early in the study period and continue over the whole study session thereby allowing for greater value added.

For our BEng degrees, our offers are based on 112 points (previously 280) from numerate or technical A level subjects, to include Mathematics or Physics at Grade B or above. We will accept a National Diploma, Certificate, two National Awards or the new 14 – 19 Diploma in Technical subjects, but 24 points of the 112 must come from A level/AS Mathematics or Physics. Providing you can achieve the points required, two A levels would be sufficient if at grade B with 60 points made up from other qualifications. Generally, we would expect you to achieve the points required from three A levels.

The university invites applications from students of other EU countries and from outside the EU, who have qualifications and skills equivalent to the above. Competence in English Language is essential.
Applicants who hold a HNC/HND may be eligible for direct entry into the 2nd year of the programme.

This programme combines academic study with the application of professional knowledge, skills and competencies. The student will acquire a broad range of transferable employment skills that are highly sort after by employers. These skills include; Lean manufacturing, quality tools and techniques applications, advanced manufacturing systems, materials and operation of a range of manufacturing processes. This is supported by the development of CAD and FEA skills and manufacturing control systems.

Part-time students in current employment often receive promotion during the course or after completion. Typical examples of this are an electrical specialist promoted to line engineer or a production line operator promoted to team leader/supervisor.

Our full time students have found employment as quality engineers, process engineers, product development engineers and logistics support specialist.
Many final year students undertake industrially based final year projects as well which enhances their employability and in some cases can lead to the offer of full time employment

Institute of Mechanical Engineers (I Mech E) and Institute of Engineering and Technology

  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year 1 Provides a grounding in engineering upon which students can build their knowledge and understanding of manufacturing systems engineering. This programme has a common first year with the BEng Mechanical Engineering and BEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Science and mathematics are delivered to provide students with an understanding of key areas of engineering . Materials and design principles are introduced along with manufacturing technology to provide students with the vital skills that will enable them to undertake years 2 and 3.

Year 2 Further develops the skills and knowledge acquired in Year one and takes it to a higher and more detailed level. New areas such as dynamics and control, instrumentation and manufacturing design and technology are studied. In addition students study a specialist manufacturing unit and are introduced to manufacturing planning and quality.

Year 3 At this stage students’ continue to develop specialist knowledge in engineering disciplines such as automation, FEA and stress analysis while studying about a range of advanced manufacturing techniques and manufacturing systems modules looking at quality, lean, six sigma, supply chain management. Students also undertake a final year project often work place based which enables knowledge learned to be applied in a given situation

Please contact the admissions tutor Dr. Kelvin Sutton on 01792 481168 or Kelvin.sutton@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk 

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