Postgraduate taught 

Electronics & Photonics Manufacturing MSc

Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing ENG5312

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will introduce students to the broad range of materials, processes and technologies relevant to the manufacture, measurement and analysis of a range of nano, micro and mesoscopic systems and products, and allow students insight into work in the field by interaction with current practitioners.


Two lectures per week in first half of semester plus regular research seminars throughout semester

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





100% Written Assignment: 50% Technical Essay on a current topic in Advanced Manufacturing, 50% Essay on the subject of one or more research seminars attended by student, supported by independent study of the literature.

Course Aims

This course aims to give students an overview of a range of current issues in advanced meso, micro and nanoscale manufacturing, and develop students' ability to discuss and evaluate current work in the field, from technical, commercial and societal perspectives.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ describe the underlying science and technology relevant to the manufacture, measurement and analysis of a range of nano, micro and mesoscopic systems;

■ explain the generic design and management issues required to enable and support the manufacture of nano-, micro- and meso-scale systems;

■ interpret and critically assess existing theories, models, methods and results, both qualitative and quantitative, within a context of advanced manufacturing.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment, and attend at least 75% of lectures and seminars.