Master of Technology (MTech)
Suitable for science and engineering graduates.
Takes you on to enhanced career opportunities. The MTech qualification provides the potential for progress to senior management positions.
You will be taught by subject specialists from the academic and research community at Cranfield and from outside the University, including industry professionals.
The innovative Master of Technology (MTech) programme is unique to Cranfield. It combines taught course MSc study, company-based research, professional development and industrial experience. The total study period is two years and offers teaching and research to develop effective academic expertise as well as directly relevant industrial research experience to progress your career.
“The structure of the MTech is excellent as the knowledge gained in the taught modules is immediately put into practice in the form of the design projects. The thesis placement allows you to gain experience in real working environments, and to make contacts within industry. Lectures are given by both academic staff and experts from industry, and this ensures that information is current and relevant. The MTech will not only enhance your opportunities for employment, it will also provide you with the knowledge and experience to be successful.”
Where company sponsorship has been secured, MTech opportunities exist in relation to a number of our courses. For information on the modules relating to the MTech programmes below, please refer to the specific MSc page in this prospectus.
- Advanced Materials
- Enterprise System Implementation
- Innovation and Creativity in Industry
- IT for Product Engineering
- Knowledge Management for Innovation
- Land Management
- Microsystems and Nanotechnology
- Motorsport Engineering and Management
- Offshore and Ocean Technology
- Ultra Precision Technologies
- Waste and Resource Management
- Water Management
- Water Processes.
Students on MTech programmes benefit from:
- access to significant funding through the sponsoring organisations
- contact with industry professionals through Cranfield’s strong relationships with companies
- the opportunity to undertake real-life project work, applying the skills and knowledge developed in the taught element of the course
- a programme which is closely aligned to the recruitment needs of the supporting organisations.
The MTech students' experience differs from the MSc students' experience in terms of the relationship with the sponsoring organisation.
The programme comprises eight assessed modules, group projects, an individual research project portfolio (the MTech thesis), and an industrial placement report.
Students are at Cranfield from October to December undertaking five compulsory modules. The following 12 months are then spent on placement in the students’ sponsoring company undertaking a portfolio of project work before returning to Cranfield to complete the remaining taught modules and the group design projects over a period of four months.
Students subsequently return to their sponsoring companies for two to three months in order to complete the MTech degree placement by writing and submitting a portfolio-based thesis.
Industrial research projects are agreed with the collaborating companies; each student being supervised by an academic and mentored by an industrial project supervisor. Students are encouraged to apply for student membership of chartered institutions. The MTech can then be used as evidence to aid their progress towards chartered status upon successful completion of the programme.
Students and companies alike recognise the benefits of these collaborative partnerships. Where an individual is seeking to strengthen their technical expertise as well as gain extensive research experience the MTech provides a dedicated and funded route to achieve this objective when sponsorship opportunities exist. MTech students also benefit from engagement with fellow MSc students as they study together during the taught element of the programme.
Entry requirements: Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.
Duration: 2 years full-time.
Start date: October.
Number of places: 5-10 per course.
Funding: Where opportunities exist, sponsoring organisations provide £10,500 per annum available to suitably qualified students plus fees (at UK/EU rate) and laptop. For more information on funding opportunities please visit: www.cranfield.ac.uk/sas/mtech
Application process: Application form, with shortlisted applicants invited to a joint interview between Cranfield University and sponsoring company.
Assessment: Taught modules 20%, group project 10%, industrial placement report 5%, individual research project portfolio 65%.
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