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Cranfield cements reputation as a leader in postgraduate manufacturing education

Following Cranfield’s selection recently to lead three (with involvement in a further two), of the nine new EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing across the UK, the University is set to further reinforce its reputation in this growing sector with the launch of a new Masters course in Manufacturing Technology and Management.

The UK Government’s manufacturing strategy is focused on high value manufacturing, which is seen as critical to economic growth. A significant number of highly trained manufacturing engineers will be essential to provide the leadership skills necessary to drive UK manufacturing forward and provide the vision for future success. The rapid growth in technology also presents an opportunity for re-skilling for professionals already in industry.

The MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management draws on the University’s world-leading expertise in manufacturing to develop professionals with the ability to transform knowledge into action. The course provides students with the breadth of both technical and business skills to make a real impact in their career.

Professor David Stephenson, Director of Cranfield’s Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC), said, "Cranfield University works closely with a range of organisations in the manufacturing sector, conducting cutting edge research in high value manufacturing. The University is therefore in the unique position of being able to rapidly identify and respond to skills shortages in industry. This course has been designed to develop the right people with the right skills to respond to the needs of industry today and in the future."

The course is offered both full and part-time and commences October 2011. For further information, visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/sas/mtm or come to an open day www.cranfield.ac.uk/openday at Cranfield University.

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