Participate in practical class-based activities that bring the theory to life
Develop the ability and confidence to apply your knowledge and skills to design problems either individually or as part of a group
Gain a detailed understanding of sustainable development concepts, taking environmental, social and economic issues into account
Use research and recent developments to gain awareness of current issues and develop systematic, original and creative intellectual skills to formulate solutions
Explore an area of interest in greater depth through the research undertaken as part of the Individual Master’s Project
This course will be of particular relevance to Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associates engaged in the design, engineering and manufacturing sectors.
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Project Management: Learn the methods and techniques of planning and designing development projects and how they’re used. You’ll also gain knowledge about human factors with regards to such projects.
Knowledge Transfer: Gain a deep knowledge of the methods and processes of technology transfers, and evaluate the benefits and failings of these transfers. You’ll learn to source knowledge and use its added value for business, and be able to choose the level of knowledge required, evaluate its cost to the business and long-term benefits.
Design Management: Develop a critical understanding of modern design management, the design process, product development, project planning, the integration of total quality and decision-making analysis.
Competitive Product Development: This unit looks at business issues in competitive product development on domestic and global scales. You’ll gain an understanding of marketing and modern tools and processes required for competitive product design and manufacture.
Life Cycle Management: Develop a deeper understanding of sustainable design issues through materials optimisation and life cycle techniques. Identify and quantify environmental impacts during the life cycle of a product/service from raw material abstraction to end-of-life disposal using life cycle analysis.
Research Methods: Develop key research skills in areas such as literature reviews, analysing research findings, project proposals, planning, experiment design and analysis, and dissemination.
Individual Master’s Project: You’ll critically investigate, report and engage with complex issues. You’ll present an analytically rigorous and well-argued case, gaining problem-solving skills by applying your knowledge across the discipline.