MSc Technology Ventures with Digital Manufacturing

Key facts

  • Start date: Sep 2020
  • Study mode and duration: 24 months full-time
  • Dual Degree: University of Strathclyde with Carnegie Mellon University

  • Location: Year 1, Silicon Valley, United States. Year 2, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Internship: Summer internship in Silicon Valley

  • Work placement: Industrial Group Project

Study with us

Studying a Masters in Technology Ventures with Digital Manufacturing at the University of Strathclyde and Carnegie Mellon University, you'll develop specialist skills in:

  • entrepreneurship
  • technology innovation
  • digital manufacturing concepts
  • manufacturing automation
  • mechatronic system design
  • Design for Industry 4.0 and smart products

As well as gaining a truly international experience.

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Why this course?

This unique and exciting two-year programme provides you with the opportunity to study and benefit from the expertise of both Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Strathclyde.

Silicon Valley is synonymous with tech start-ups and entrepreneurship and there's so much opportunity and funding in the region that entrepreneurs see it as a fertile ground for turning ideas into a reality.

Scotland also has a renowned history of innovation which is at the very heart of the country’s psyche and the University of Strathclyde is a central part of Scotland’s first Innovation District. This degree allows you to combine the best of Silicon Valley and Glasgow City Innovation District, creating the perfect combination for students wishing to develop the necessary skills to launch ventures that solve society’s biggest challenges.

Dual degree options

The MSc Technology Ventures dual degree programme has three streams to choose from:

Find out more about the MSc Technology Ventures dual degree and more about studying in CMU.

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What you'll study

This course has been developed to teach you how to focus your engineering skills and successfully approach problems like an entrepreneur, expand your expertise in digital manufacturing, emerging technologies and launch an innovative venture and career worldwide.

Modern manufacturing engineers not only need to be experts in the latest classic manufacturing technologies – they need to know how to exploit the power of Digital Manufacturing to stay competitive in an increasingly global digital market. This course helps you to gain a deeper insight into the necessary cyber-physical technologies and new developing business models.

Digital Manufacturing is technology-enabled manufacturing that uses the latest developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to transform, augment and boost traditional manufacturing through new digital technologies and thinking.

Industry 4.0 concepts are revolutionising the world and modern industry is adopting rapidly and at a vast scale, creating new business models and digital technologies. Products are becoming increasingly customisable and interactive.

The power of digital manufacturing also allows creating agile and autonomous production processes that can deliver at scale through smart global digital communication technologies. Industry business models are also shifting significantly; extensive mass customisation is augmented by direct prosumer engagement and services become instantaneous and ubiquitous.

Digital Manufacturing utilises Industry 4.0 technologies such as Cyber Physical Systems, Industrial Internet of Things, Additive Manufacturing and Autonomous Mechatronic Systems. Digital Manufacturing also feeds into new business models such as Through-Life Engineering and Cloud Manufacturing – all extremely hot topics with vast industrial as well as academic potential for those wishing to develop technology ventures for the future.

Year 1

For the first year of the dual degree programme, you’ll be supported down the exciting and challenging path to become a tech entrepreneur, teaching you the skills to start your own business or launch a venture within a large corporation. This will be at Carnegie Mellon University, within the College of Engineering, in Pittsburgh, United States.

Top-Ranked Coursework

The Integrated Innovation Institute partners with Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering to deliver cutting-edge, highly specialized engineering coursework for the Technology Ventures degree programme. Experience world-class technology academics with unique access to the world’s most exciting tech ecosystem. The college ranks sixth in 2019 U.S. News and World Report’s list of top graduate schools.

Find out more about the first year of the dual degree on the Carnegie Mellon University programme page.

Year 2

You’ll spend your second year of the dual degree at the University of Strathclyde, in the Department of Design Manufacturing & Engineering Management (DMEM). You’ll gain practical experience of working within globally distributed teams and with an industrial client.

Award Winning University

We’ve invested £1 billion into our campus to ensure our students are in a first-class working and learning environment where they are inspired through both their studies and their surroundings.

The University of Strathclyde is regularly recognised for its achievements and quality, having won several awards including Scottish University of the Year 2020 (The Times Good University Guide 2020), Top 20 UK University for Research Intensity (Times Higher Education REF2014) and a 5-star rating (QS Stars University Ratings).

Entrepreneurial support

Carnegie Mellon University

As a graduate of the MSTV degree, you will be uniquely positioned to launch your first venture through Carnegie Mellon’s pre-incubator program, VentureBridge. Receive mentorship and support as you turn your start-up into a reality, completing the program with a validated proof of concept and strategy for acquiring customers.

Open exclusively to CMU students and alumni, the VentureBridge program is based at CMU's Silicon Valley campus and hosted by the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.

University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde has a strong commitment to enterprise. Since 2005, we've helped to support the formation of over 260 start-up and spin-out companies!

In recognition of the University’s great work, Strathclyde was named UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013/14 at the Times Higher Education (THE) awards.

Find out more about the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network.

Industrial experience

During the second year of your course, at the University of Strathclyde, you'll undertake an industrial group project. This will help you to develop and apply your skills as a design engineer within the real world.

The Industrial Group Project will give you the opportunity to work as part of a team. You'll develop your people, project management and leadership skills. You'll do this by applying design engineering principles to address a practical problem for an industrial client, gaining direct industry experience.

The project works in conjunction with major organisations that face challenges with the management of major design engineering projects and have a demand for the skills gained from this course.

Through this module, you'll gain experience to add to your CV, develop skills, manage a project through to completion and practice working in a multidisciplinary group preparing you for collaborative work throughout your future career.

We work with around 50 organisations per year and previous students have worked with organisations such as: Adidas, Airlie Ice Cream, Drink Baotic, Promedics Orthopaedics, Rolls-Royce, Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) Inc, Unilever, Alexander Dennis, Belle Bridal, Chivas Brothers Ltd, HATSUN Agro Products (India), Johnstons of Elgin, and Terex Trucks.

Glasgow City Innovation District

The University of Strathclyde is a central part of Glasgow City Innovation District, a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration. It builds on Scotland’s rich tradition of scientific excellence and industrial collaboration.

Bringing together ambitious, forward-thinking people, the District is tackling societal and global challenges and driving inclusive economic growth.

Find out more about the District

International experience

You’ll gain an international experience by studying, integrating and living in two different countries and universities throughout this unique dual degree Masters degree.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters.

A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course. With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, we create it. 

Find out more about CMU.

University of Strathclyde

We’re investing £1 billion into our campus to ensure our students are in a first-class working and learning environment where they are inspired through both their studies and their surroundings.

The University of Strathclyde is regularly recognised for its achievements and quality, having won several awards including:

  • Scottish University of the Year 2020 (The Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 20 UK University for Research Intensity (Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014)
  • 5-star rating (QS Stars University Ratings) 

Facilities

For year two of the programme, you will be based within the Department of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management (DMEM), the only department in the UK combining end-to-end expertise from creative design, through engineering design, manufacture and management of the entire system.

Our industrial links provide an excellent route into real-world application and direct engagement with major companies

The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) near Glasgow Airport is hosted by DMEM. The AFRC is a powerful platform with very strong links into industry and host to the latest manufacturing technologies. This gives students direct access to the latest high-tech equipment. The AFRC has invested £35M in equipment for the development of forming and forging technologies.

Our facilities provide you with a large range of rapid prototyping and manufacturing tools and machinery.

The Advanced Digital Manufacturing Facility gives you hands-on access to the latest Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are used in class and that you can also use in your projects. This will help you to design, prototype and manufacture as well as perform research on a broad range of items.

Additionally, as a Masters student in the department, you will also have access to a private postgraduate student community area, including collaboration work areas and social areas, as well as a kitchen.

Staff

You'll learn from leading experts who have great experience working with major systems development and operation organisations.

Staff include:

Professor Jörn Mehnen Professor Mehnen is an internationally renowned expert in Industry 4.0 technology, Internet of Things and Through-Life Engineering as well as Cloud Manufacturing
Professor Xiu-Tian Yan Professor Yan is Vice Chairman of the Mechatronics Forum

The course also provides latest insights through lectures delivered by prestigious industrial as well as outstanding international speakers.

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Course content

You'll spend two semesters at the Silicon Valley campus and complete 99 units of coursework, plus a third semester completing a summer internship. You'll find the full Carnegie Mellon University course structure under the Course Plans section on their website.

Semester 1 courses (Fall)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Product Management
  • Business Models and Strategy
  • Venture Governance
  • Legal Issues in New Venture Creation
  • Elective
Semester 2 courses (Spring)
  • Enterprise Innovation
  • The Leadership Challenge
  • Grand Challenge Innovation
  • Financial Fundamentals for New Ventures
  • Agile Marketing for New Ventures
  • Dynamic Global Teams
Semester 3 courses (Summer)
  • Internship

Compulsory classes

Digital Manufacturing Concepts (10 credits)

This module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the key concepts for Digital Manufacturing, current practices, tools and processes, and possible future development routes.

The module covers the current state of digital manufacturing, including tools and processes and identification of challenges and areas requiring further development in terms of research and technology innovation, product and service development, supplier management, production, routes to market, delivery, in service, maintenance, repair, remanufacture and reuse, and business plan development and management aspects. Digital manufacturing developments are also considered including the exploration of life-phases, challenges and technologies, Industry 4.0, Smart Products, Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, value chains and value creation through life.

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts for digital manufacturing and stages of development of the manufacture of a chosen product
  • Discuss different digital manufacturing approaches
  • Provide an overview of the tools, processes and practices currently employed in digital manufacturing
  • Identify challenges and opportunities for improvement
  • Understanding of current worldwide initiatives for the future development of digital manufacturing, and exploration of how proposals for future development given would affect the current processes

Assessment and feedback is in the form of coursework (100%) including a group presentation and a report.

Manufacturing Automation (10 credits)

This module aims to introduce students to the concepts and basic technology of manufacturing automation and to be able to select suitable applications and specify the type of automation to be used in specific cases.

The module covers: Automation in manufacturing industry, why and where; Industrial robots, automation and typical applications; Open and closed loop control; Problems in robot design and control; Types of motion control; Control system functions; Advantages and disadvantages of electric and fluid power systems; Types of electric motors and their control techniques, simple actuators for hydraulic and pneumatic systems; Methods of programming robots; Relative economics of human labour, reprogrammable and hard automation and Safety considerations for industrial robots and other automated systems.

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of why manufacturing automation is used
  • Describe the conditions under which manual and/or automated production methods would be applied
  • Analyse the configuration and technical specifications of an automation system suitable for a specified task
  • Synthesise a manufacturing task suited to a specified automated system
  • Analyse and understand the technological elements of drive and control, and machine vision, systems
  • Critically appreciate the kinematic and dynamic problems associated with the control of automated systems
  • Understand the implications of applying automation in human terms
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety factors that must be considered when installing automation

Assessment and feedback is in the form of one coursework submission showing technical analysis of an aspect of automation and critical thinking on the design of systems (40%), an exam (50%) and in-class participation (10%).

Mechatronic Systems Design Techniques (10 credits)

This module introduces design techniques and mechatronic systems at an advanced level in order to enable students to understand the application of advanced design techniques and development platforms for modern products and engineering systems. It provides opportunities for students to develop technology-focused products/systems by using the state-of-the-art hardware platforms and industry-standard software development tools within the class environment.

The module covers: Mechatronic system design process (including Product/system design specifications (PDS), concept generation and selection, mechatronic system design and flow chart diagrams); Sensing and actuation (including sensing theory, sensor selection, drive design and motor control); Control systems (understanding and applying control theory in a mechatronic system design); Hardware and software design (including software design basics, algorithm and code design, programming tools and software engineering principles); Prototyping and evaluation (prototyping methods and tools including rapid prototyping and computer modelling).

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of advanced design methodologies, design process models and techniques for mechatronic systems
  • Demonstrate the design process to generate mechatronic design solutions and prototyping skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of state-of-the-art processor architecture on modern embedded computing platforms
  • Describe processor architecture and the interface with real-world interactions
  • Apply knowledge to the modern embedded computing platforms, including selection of sensors and actuator to formulate a basic control system in mechatronic product design
  • Apply design basics and tools to the development of software for mechatronic products

Assessment and feedback is in the form of two assignments. Both are carried out in groups and assessed in terms of the quality of report and presentation/demonstration (50%/50%).

Design for Industry 4 and Smart Products (10 credits)

This module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the key concepts for the Design for Industry 4 and Smart Products, current practices, tools and processes, and possible future development routes.

The module covers the current and latest state-of-the-art in Design for Industry 4 and Smart Products, including the identification of challenges and areas requiring further development in terms of research and technology innovation, product and service development, supplier management, production, routes to market, delivery, in service, maintenance, repair, remanufacture and reuse, and business plan development and management aspects. It also explores the latest initiatives worldwide that tie with Design for Industry 4 and Smart products (Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Cyber Physical Systems, Cloud Manufacturing, Big Data analytics and Edge Analytics, Additive Manufacturing for Smart Products, IIoT Security aspects) and Through-Life Engineering and Through-Life Engineering Services (TES) concepts.

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Formulate an overview of the tools, processes and best practice currently employed in Design for Industry 4 and Smart Products
  • Understand initiatives currently undertaken worldwide for the future development of Design for Industry 4 and Smart Products, and assess how proposals for future development given would affect the current processes.

Assessment and feedback is in the form of classwork (100%) including a group presentation and a report.

Knowledge & Information Management for Engineers (10 credits)

This module aims to give students an understanding of the types of knowledge, techniques and systems used in building knowledge-based systems and discussion on the application of these techniques; and, an understanding of the types of different approaches, techniques and systems used in building information-based systems.

The module covers an introduction to knowledge based systems; knowledge representations; reasoning, chaining and searching and an introduction to information systems; information input and retrieval; information modelling process and techniques; information normalisation; visual modelling; information structure and organisation; and integration of information systems.

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Knowledge and Information Management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Knowledge Models and Methods
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Knowledge Engineering and Development Processes
  • Design, develop, implement and report on an appropriate information system to meet the identified information requirements

Assessment and feedback is in the form of group coursework (50%) and individual coursework (50%), there is no exam

Postgraduate Group Project (40 credits)

This module aims for students to integrate and apply design, manufacturing and engineering management knowledge and skills to an industry based product and process development project and to develop project management skills.

The module consists of a team-based industrial project where an outline project brief is set by an industrial client. The team is expected to manage all aspects of the project through to a finished solution. This can be a product, system or process depending on the nature of the project. Teams meet with academic staff and industrial clients regularly through the project.

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Have in-depth understanding and knowledge of products and management practices in industry
  • Critically review and evaluate products and management practices of the particular company and the business impact of proposed solution
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability in applying and using various analysis and modelling tools and techniques
  • Demonstrate project planning and management, presentation, consulting and team working skills
  • Plan, control and lead an industrial project from inception to completion.
  • Evidence achieving deliverables which meet the client company requirements.

Assessment and feedback includes a project report, a presentation to the client and any other deliverables specified in the project brief.

Postgraduate Individual Project (60 credits)

The aim of the individual project is to allow students to combine the skills learned in other modules of the course and apply them within a significant project in a specific area of design, manufacture, or engineering management. This will be achieved through students carrying out work into a particular topic relating to their course and preparing a dissertation that documents the project.

On completion of the module the student is expected to be able to:

  • Define a valid project in a cutting-edge field of study relevant to the student’s degree – with an appropriate methodology and work plan for the project
  • Plan, manage and complete project, involving where appropriate technical analysis and independent critical thinking. This involves giving a thorough, logical and critical review of the subject matter; using appropriate tools, processes and levels of analysis in the project and applying project management techniques to manage a successful project
  • Document their project using suitable presentation techniques (such as language, figures, writing, layout, structure etc.); showing clear evidence of the value of the project and its outcomes and describing the project with clarity

Based on the work of a project, a student will submit an individual dissertation that will account for 90% of the final mark for the class. An interim project justification report will account for the remaining 10% of the mark.

Elective classes

Students must choose 30 credits from:

Advanced Materials & Production Technology (10 credits)

This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the fundamentals of advanced materials, characterisation and advanced surface engineering. The module also covers advanced machining processes and technologies and the principles and practices of rapid prototyping and manufacturing.

The module covers: Severe plastic deformation, materials properties and characterisation; Advances in Machining including the machining of hard materials, high-speed machining, precision grinding technology; ultra precision diamond turning and grinding technology; Principles and practice of Layered Manufacturing; Advanced Surface Engineering including physical-chemical functionalisation, electro-deposition, CVD, PVD, tools/mould treatment, nano- and multi-layered coating.

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Describe processes of materials selection, characterisation, ultra-precision machining, rapid prototyping and advanced surface engineering
  • Demonstrate know-how on key processing parameters and show numerical and analytical skills relating to the materials and process selections and parameter setting
  • Identify key process parameters/variables in relation to process control and product quality
  • Specify machines or manufacturing systems for the manufacture/creation of specified products/models or to propose design solutions for a manufacturing machine/system to address the manufacturing requirements identified

Assessment and feedback is in the form of four pieces of coursework (25% each).

Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing (10 credits)

This module aims for the student to acquire: (1) knowledge of the fundamentals of micro- and nano-products and of the manufacturing of such products (MEMS, micro-fluidic devices, micro-medical devices, micro-motors, microrobots, MOEMS, etc.), size-effects, material/interface behaviour at the micro-/nano-scale, challenges to manufacturing at low length-scales, etc.; (2) knowledge of micro-/nano-materials processing methods, techniques, industrially-viable processes, etc. and (3) experience and skills in the design/selection of micro- /nano-manufacturing processes, tools and equipment for real-world products.

It covers material behaviour, challenges, processes (subtractive, additive, deformation, replication, joining, hybrid processes including mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrochemical, electrical methods) and tools, machines and manufacturing systems.

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Explain key techniques used in the processes for the manufacture of micro-products
  • Correctly select technologies for specified products and materials
  • Demonstrate calculations of forming/cutting forces involved and analysis of stresses/temperatures involved in tools/machine-frames/workpiece as appropriate
  • Deliver a machine design (either for micro-machining or micro-forming) with detailed analysis and module designs, including a cost analysis on the machine designed.

Assessment and feedback is in the form of coursework (40%) and a project (60%), including a group project presentation and project report and individual assignment.

Systems Thinking & Modelling (10 credits)

This module aims to introduce students to the theories and principles of Systems Thinking. The module also introduces the methods, tools and techniques for modelling, analysing, improving and designing systems in a variety of organisations including industrial, commercial and public sector.

The module covers: Systems theory, concepts and approaches; Hard and soft systems analysis and systems dynamics; Systems and organisational performance – including leadership in a systems environment and ‘design’ in a systems environment and Practical application of Systems Thinking.

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • show clearer understanding and knowledge of hard and soft approaches and how they can be used to deal with complexity and system behaviour in a business context
  • develop understanding of fundamental cybernetic principles that form the foundations of Checkland’s Soft System Methodology and Beer’s Viable System Model
  • develop knowledge and skills in systems analysis and business process modelling.
  • critically evaluate the most appropriate methodology to model, analyse and design engineering/business systems across a range of organisations
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to model a business system and to develop a solution to solve a business system problem
  • cevelop an awareness of the importance of system approaches in management interventions

Assessment and feedback is in the form of a group presentation and one coursework in the form of a reflective diary.

Sustainable Product Design & Manufacturing (10 credits)

This module covers one of the major challenges of modern industry which is to address the need for sustainable product development and manufacturing. International legislation and increasing costs of fiscal instruments such as the landfill tax now aim to force producers to reduce the environmental impacts of their products and processes. Accelerating globalization and industrialization continues to exacerbate complexity of sustainability. Whilst manufacturers are constantly required to lower their costs and maintain their competitiveness, legislations require them to look at lifecycle costs.

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of sustainable product development and sustainable manufacturing and how to establish competitive advantage and appreciate the key legislation affecting modern industry
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the engineers’ role in problem & solution to this and how to establish competitive advantage (e.g. via operational efficiency and effectiveness, new opportunities and enhanced enhancing marketing and customer goodwill)
  • Describe End- of- Life issues and critically discuss the place of reuse processes in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, as well as identifying the various reuse processes
  • Identify the product features and characteristics that facilitate and hinder product recovery and redesign them for enhanced sustainability
  • Identify the fundamental “building blocks” of LCA and describe/illustrate the use of LCA in lifecycle decision making, as well as describing Biomimicry use in product design

Assessment and feedback will be in the form of coursework (70%) and a lab project (30%).

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Entry requirements

Academic requirements

MSc: First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology, science or business-related discipline.
PgDip: Degree, or good HND plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma. Depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the Diploma to the Masters course.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.0 overall with no individual component below 5.5

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course held at the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre, for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the academic entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to progress to this degree course at the University of Strathclyde.

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Fees & funding

2020/21

Students on the MSc Technology Ventures dual degree will pay the Carnegie Mellon University fees in Year 1 of the degree stated below (view CMU fees in the Tuition and Financial Aid section) and the Strathclyde fees below in Year 2 of the degree. Please note, this is a two-year dual degree programme, therefore, you will require funding for both Year 1 and Year 2 to gain the Masters.

Fees for year one at Carnegie Mellon University are:

$50,521 (two academic terms – $48,500, plus summer term $2,021)

The fees quoted below are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

Fees for Year 2 at the University of Strathclyde are:

Scotland/EU

£8,100

Rest of UK

£9,250

International

£20,900

Additional costs

Course materials

Those on design courses or selecting design-based optional modules will need to purchase materials, tools and printing of up to £50. Two taught modules explicitly require students to obtain their own design materials and tools –  the same tools can be used across both.

Other costs

  • model making – basic costs (up to £50) are covered by department for individual design project classes; further costs to be met by students
  • individual project report/folio printing – £50
  • poster printing – up to £50
  • joint MSc programmes with compulsory mobility require students to purchase visa and travel for Germany – up to £300
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Take a look at our scholarships search for funding opportunities.

Please note: the fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

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Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students may be able to apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students, a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

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Students coming from England

Students ordinarily resident in England may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

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Students coming from Wales

Students ordinarily resident in Wales may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

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Students coming from Northern Ireland

Postgraduate students who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland may be able to apply for support from Student Finance Northern Ireland. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

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We've a large range of scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

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Faculty of Engineering Excellence Scholarship (FEES) for International Students

If you're applying for an MSc course you'll be eligible to apply for a Faculty of Engineering Excellence Scholarship offering up to £3,000 towards your tuition fees.

The scholarship is available for application to all self-funded, new international (non-EU) fee paying students holding an offer of study for an MSc programme in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. Please note you must have an offer of study for a full-time course at Strathclyde before applying.

You must start your full-time MSc programme at Strathclyde in the coming academic year (2019-20).

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Careers

Digital Manufacturing is at the top of all international agendas and experts in this field are highly sought after. According to The Manufacturer “engineering salaries are rising above the UK average thanks to digital manufacturing. New data has shown that those who can help businesses capitalise on technological advances – such as digital technologies and automation – are seeing wages rise well above the national average.

Engineering salaries are being driven up by the increasing demand for candidates with digital skills to capitalise on emerging technologies, as well as the nationwide shortage of engineering talent more broadly. That is according to new data from the 2019 Reed Engineering Salary Guides, which analysed more than 10 million jobs posted since 2015.

Manufacturing and engineering are thriving sectors at the heart of the UK economy. They generate jobs, promote economic growth and increase global trade. Digital Manufacturing is the digital motor that can significantly boost UK business. This course introduces the latest state-of-the-art knowledge and practical hands-on insight into:

  • Digital manufacturing concepts
  • Manufacturing automation
  • Mechatronic systems design techniques
  • Design for Industry 4.0 and Smart Products

Potential graduate roles

Work experience is highly desirable for graduates entering the new product industry, to best demonstrate their team working abilities, practice their skills and advance portfolio breadth. Students on the dual degree benefit from both a summer internship in Silicon Valley and an industrial group project in Glasgow which are integrated into their dual degree, to provide them with this necessary experience to stand out when competing for graduate jobs or the experience needed for launching their own technology venture.

The career opportunities for students graduating from the MSc Technology Ventures with Digital Manufacturing dual degree are endless. Digital Manufacturing graduates find themselves in a strong position to seek employment with companies such as: BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Proctor & Gamble and many more!

Graduates could have job titles such as:

  • Digital Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Digital Production Manager
  • Digital Manufacturing Lead
  • Digital Manufacturing Manager

According to PayScale, the average salary for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer is £39,243*, and the average salary for a Manufacturing Manager is £41,616*. However, a specialised Digital Manufacturer has the potential to earn more, because of the demand as advancements continue.

*Last accessed 15 February 2019

Entrepreneurial graduates

Other DMEM graduates become entrepreneurs and have started up their own companies or work freelance, for example:

  • Colour Academy Publishing Ltd who create educational colouring books was founded by Product Design Engineering graduate Matthew Carter
  • The Freelance Design Engineer who designed the Queen’s baton for the 2014 Commonwealth Games is Product Design Engineering graduate Michael Aldridge
  • VH Innovation Ltd, the parent company of Recoil Kneepads was founded by Product Design Engineering graduate Victoria Hamilton
  • Fiodh Scotland, which produce Scottish heritage watches from old whisky barrels was founded by Product Design and Innovation graduate Michael Youmans
  • and many more!

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Steven MacGregor

CEO, The Leadership Academy of Barcelona

I feel privileged to have learned about design in a globally renowned centre of excellence. This has given me the creative confidence necessary to succeed at a time when design thinking has become so popular in the areas of management and leadership in which my career is based.
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Technology Ventures with Digital Manufacturing

Qualification: MSc
Start Date: Sep 2020
Mode of Delivery: full-time

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