We will advise you of your study plan - the running order and availability of the modules - when you are invited to enrol.

If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered. In addition, where demand is high, some modules may be subject to a cap.

You will be required to achieve 60 credits to complete each award within the programme, with 180 credits to achieve the MSc:

Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits):

You will need to complete two x 10 credit core modules and two x 20 credit optional modules

Core modules:

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation - 10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility - 10 credits

Postgraduate Diploma (60 credits):

You will need to complete two core 20 credit modules and select two optional 20 credit modules

Core modules:

CPD and Strategic Management - 20 credits

Additive Manufacture Processes* - 20 credits

*This module includes a one week residential visit to the University of Derby campus during which you will have access to the university’s manufacturing facilities to implement what you’ve learnt in a real-world context.

MSc (60 credits):

You will need to complete a triple module worth 60 credits.

Core Modules:

Independent Scholarship (Technology) - 60 credits

Assessment Methods:

Assessment will involve students undertaking design work and writing technical reports. In addition, for some modules there will also be exams which will be taken as part of the residential week (if applicable) or online.

Further detailed module information

Module Descriptions


  • Additive Manufacturing Applications
  • Additive Manufacturing Processes
  • Advanced Materials Science
  • Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
  • Data Science Visualisation
  • Design and Material Selection
  • Environmental Risk and Responsibility
  • Independent Scholarship
  • Introduction to Materials and Additive Manufacturing
  • Research Methods, Application and Evaluation