Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc online 

Industry 4.0 focused. Learn the skills you need to master manufacturing management, online from anywhere in the world. 

Gain the skills to make an impact

Expert academic support

The course is developed with strong industrial advice and the appropriate balance of theory and practice. You’ll be taught by a team of expert staff and industry collaborators.

Advanced workplace skills

Learn advanced manufacturing technologies including simulation and robotics, sensors and measurements, quality management and supply chain management.

Present alternative solutions

Doing things differently leads to innovation. Learn to think outside the box in production management, and inspire innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.

See the bigger picture

The broader your perspective, the greater your competitive advantage. Learn to see the full picture to drive growth in relevant industries with concepts like software engineering production, and additive manufacturing.

Get work-ready

This Industry 4.0-oriented course will prepare you for various careers. Our close project links with industry (e.g. Rolls-Royce, TWI and NPL) will further enhance your employability.

Designed for your future

Our graduates are ready to become leading engineers, researchers, project leaders or entrepreneurs in manufacturing industry, research organisations and universities.

The Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc is one of our most forward-thinking master’s courses, and I’m excited that we are now offering the course in the online format so that students from across the globe can gain the skills they need to excel in this industry, without the need to relocate to the UK.

Dr QingPing Yang

Programme Lead

Course content

  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation
  • Advanced Measurement Systems and Data Analysis
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Quality Management & Reliability


The in-depth knowledge and advanced skills acquired through this Industry 4.0 oriented programme will prepare you for various career positions in the manufacturing industry, research organisations, and universities. Our projects are closely linked with industry to give you experience in production engineering, design, manufacturing management, and to further enhance your employability. 

Brunel University London takes its name from one of Britain’s most influential engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Our alumni continue to follow in his footsteps in the field of civil engineering, as well as working across manufacturing, service, and government sectors globally. Brunel’s 'International Outlook' is recognised as amongst the best in the world, ranked 23rd in the world (5th in the UK) in the year 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are dedicated to helping you develop the academic and personal skills needed for success in the real world.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally-recognised qualification in an engineering, science or technology subject.

Non-native speakers of English need either of the following:

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 77 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)

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All modules are worth 15 credits

Course tutor

Career support resources

Brunel+ Award 

The Brunel+ Award is designed to give you recognition for the non-academic activities that you participate in during your time here at Brunel.

Brunel PDC (Professional Development Centre) 

Our careers service helps students develop the skills and experience needed to stand out in the international job market.

Open Library 

Online students will have full access to Brunel’s digital library of books, articles, and other electronic resources. 

Your advanced manufacturing master’s

Our Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc degree focuses on providing you with a unique learning opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and skills in advanced manufacturing, aiming to produce the leading engineers and researchers required for Industry 4.0-oriented smart manufacturing to improve products and production processes.

The online postgraduate programme has been designed to address the challenges of modern manufacturing and enterprise systems through modules such as digital and additive manufacturing, design engineering, and production management. You’ll learn the latest techniques in manufacturing and systems engineering and work on real issues and problems given by our industrial partners.

  • Global Manufacturing Enterprise Business Development
  • Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management
  • Research Methods for Engineering Projects
  • Research Project (60 credits)

Take the next step

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Start dates

January, May, September


2 years part-time