A 12-month course comprising a combination of mandatory and optional modules (20 credits each) and a 5 month research project (40 credits):
* optional modules
Factory visits form an integral part of the teaching programme
The modules are taught in two-week blocks beginning in October; the project is carried out over the summer. Each module carries 20 credit points, whilst the project carries 40 credits, leading either to a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC, 60 credit points, a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD. 120 credit points) or an MSc degree (180 credit points). Most of our students register either for an MSc or a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) depending on their academic background (see entry requirements). Diploma students undertake the same programme of modules as MSc students but do not complete a project.