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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Swansea Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-FEB-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course will appeal to individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge of lean and agile operations.

Aimed at students who have a first degree in engineering, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management, it also helps experienced managers supplement their knowledge.

The programme has a strong focus on operations management in both industrial and service sectors. The master's programme focuses strongly on application of ideas and continuous improvement, with assessments based on real issues. Students will also acquire the knowledge expected of a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Why choose this course?

  • Programme developed in partnership with industry.
  • Study at our state-of-the-art £350m Swansea Waterfront Campus.
  • The engineering department has more than 20 years' experience in delivering these courses on a full and part-time basis.
  • Course delivered by staff with many years of industrial experience.
  • Extensive industry contacts and industrial projects.

Course Overview

MSc Lean and Agile Operations reflects the current industrial demand for expertise in lean and agile manufacturing techniques.

This programme involves activities that play a key role in managing the extended enterprise. It involves activities that focus on designing products and processes for manufacturing while managing risk at the design stage of product development and process planning.

The discipline embraces areas such as supply chain management and logistics, which are key to competing in global markets and providing world-class service. The programme aims to provide students with knowledge of key procedures in international trade and how organisations can reduce their environmental impact throughout the supply chain and manufacturing operations.

Key areas of quality and purchasing form an integral part of the course where a range of tools and techniques are developed that can be used to improve performance and competitive advantage.

Career Opportunities

This programme provides graduates with a wide range of professional skills and competencies that are transferable within business sectors and from sector to sector. Students develop oral and written skills to enable enabling individuals to grow in confidence through the programme of study.

Typical career opportunities are shift manager, production supervisor, engineering manager, quality manager, planning and scheduling manager, operations manager/director.

All our graduates who have studied part-time have received promotion while studying, or after completing their studies, which they have attributed to their qualification.

Younger graduates benefited from enhanced employment prospects and found that they were able to gain employment as a line engineer, quality engineer and supply chain specialist.

A number of major companies have now recognised this course as a key requisite in order to gain promotion or hold a particular role.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

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