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Additive Manufacturing

1 Year
September 2022
Campus Taught

Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing, is an exciting new field using diverse technologies for equally diverse applications. It’s now possible to print everything from aerospace parts to biological tissue and even houses. The MSc in Additive Manufacturing gives you the skills to use these new technologies to their full potential.

This is an advanced course with an emphasis on the design, analysis and implementation of Additive Manufacturing (AM) projects.

The course is suitable for engineers who have recently graduated as well as those with experience. It’s an opportunity to extend your knowledge in Additive Manufacturing or update your qualifications with a view to promotion or a specialist role.

It will equip you with the engineering knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop AM strategies for real-world problems. We will use modern scanning equipment and mesh editing software to reverse engineer parts, and we’ll use modern CAD tools including topological optimisation to design parts for AM.

Why study with us

  • Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, our £35m Engineering Innovation Centre provides an integrated space for teaching, research and work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners.
  • Access world-class facilities in additive manufacturing, materials testing, tribology and computer-aided engineering, including the University’s Additive Manufacturing and Materials Testing labs, engineering and CNC workshops, a metals and 3D workshop, and a rapid prototyping suite. 
  • Learning will be largely project-based, with hands-on use of equipment and software. The course will include relevant industry visits, guest speakers and industry-related projects.

Sub and Supersonic Wind Tunnel Facilities

What you'll do

  • You will get the chance to build your own 3D printer, allowing you to learn through experimentation, and to develop new or enhanced Additive Manufacturing technologies.
  • Enhance your work experience through a 12 month professional placement that’s built into your MSc. Alternatively, choose a shorter industry-based work experience project.
  • You may have the chance to travel internationally to participate in conferences and to publish in research publications.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Future careers

On successful completion of the MSc Additive Manufacturing, you will be eligible to apply for progression to world-leading research degrees within the University’s Research Centre in Engineering.

You’ll be well-positioned to implement an AM strategy within a company or to start your own AM-related business.

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Fees and Funding

Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Sandwich year£2000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

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