Cranfield has a distinctive approach to manufacturing research. We combine expertise in design, technology and management along with research into materials sciences together, all with a focus on manufacturing. Read more Read less

We teach more than 300 postgraduate students in areas ranging from manufacturing technology to systems and management. Research students work in fields as diverse as ultra-precision engineering to the novel application of Virtual Reality technologies to support maintenance and through-life engineering services. We work in Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 1-6.

Cranfield offers a part-time executive manufacturing Master’s programme to develop industry professionals who can lead business change and innovation. From 2016 we will also run a Manufacturing Leadership Programme for SMEs and a Manufacturing Directors Programme.

We work with more than 1500 businesses and governments around the world. Through our industry connections guest lecturers, often senior managers in leading companies, provide insight into current industry challenges. Many industry contacts actively recruit our graduates.

Our excellence in manufacturing education and training is recognised by professional institutions within the manufacturing sector, including: 

Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)
The Welding Institute (TWI)
The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA)
Research Quality Association (RQA)