UU are running a DfE-supported postgraduate course in Smart Manufacturing Systems at the Magee Campus.

Five core technologies that are essential to raise the development of manufacturing and productivity to the levels required in the next 50 years are; Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, automation, internet of things (IoT) and industrial digital technologies (IDTs).

The vast majority of industrial and commercial organisations in N. Ireland are substantially under-prepared for the challenges presented by these advances in technology and will need significant support to develop the capability and capacity to survive, compete internationally with innovative products while extracting greatly increased efficiencies from their processes.

Smart Manufacturing Systems draws on each of these 5 key enablers to provide a platform for development where intelligent factories be come the norm with connectivity data and IDTs at the heart of the workplace.

Students who complete this Postgraduate Certificate can then go on to study for the full MSc Smart Manufacturing Systems, starting in September 22.

This programme will be taught in three 20-credit modules with teaching commencing in September 2021 and ending in May 2022.  This course will be offered as a Full-Time (F/T) and a Part-Time (P/T) which will be campus based (Magee) with blended learning.

  • In full-time, students will complete the three 20-credit modules between Sept – Dec 2021.
  • In part-time, students will complete the three 20-credit modules between Sept 2021 – May 2022

Click ‘apply now‘ button to start your application.

There are a limited number of places for this course. Offers will be extended to those applicants who meet the entry requirements following successful completion of the application process. Applications will no longer be accepted or processed once all offers are extended.

Application Process

Subject to place availability, to receive an offer for this course and secure a place, you must complete each step listed below.

  1. Complete an application via our direct application system. Please ensure you have selected the correct course name. You will find a course ID number on each course page.
  2. You may need to provide documentation. Please provide with your application to ensure a timely processing of your application.
  3. Ensure you have submitted the application.  This includes confirmation of the application and your consent to our Data Protection Statement. You must complete this step for your application to be sent to the Admissions team for consideration.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email that the application has been submitted, please ensure you check your junk mail as well as the inbox of the e-mail address listed on your application.
  5. If you have sent all required information and you have been successful, you will receive an unconditional offer. You must accept this offer via email and confirm acceptance online to secure your place.
  6. If you have not sent all required information, you will be asked to send outstanding items.  If a place is still available and you have met all requirements, you will receive an unconditional offer. You must accept this offer via email and confirm acceptance online to secure your place. IMPORTANT: If we have requested additional items, you do not have a guaranteed place. You may lose your space if you do not provide any required information by the deadline supplied in the Request for documentation Email  
  7. Once your place is accepted, you will receive an enrolment email. You must complete the online enrolment to confirm your place and start your course.

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