We offer a Masterships® portfolio of Level 7 manufacturing and materials apprenticeship courses at Cranfield designed in partnership with industry to help develop and retain engineering talent.

Our courses are ideally suited for companies large and small who want to accelerate the development and improve the retention of their engineering management staff.

Our courses have been developed in collaboration with industry and the Institute of Apprenticeships to meet the Level 7 Postgraduate Engineer Apprenticeship Standard and are underpinned by a postgraduate qualification (PgDip or MSc). Apprenticeship courses are available to staff employed by apprenticeship-levy-paying organisations and SMEs in England.

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Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeship MSc

Our Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeship MSc programme takes a systems-view to offer awareness and hands-on knowledge to design and develop digital technologies and solutions across industries that rely on complex engineered products and services. We will blend technical and managerial skills to promote the creation, adoption, and evolution of digital technologies and solutions. We will also take an innovative approach to deliver the course with cutting-edge blended learning methods.

This is a world-leading programme developed by Cranfield with close engagement with industry sectors such as defence, aerospace, rail, and wider manufacturing. Designed for industry professionals to fit around demanding careers, the course has been designed to develop the skills to lead change in business through digital technologies.

Materials Process Engineer Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

The Manufacturing Technology and Management MSc addresses the knowledge, skills and behaviour requirements of the Materials Process Engineer degree apprenticeship standard (Level 7). This programme has been developed specifically to meet the high demand for technical specialism, combined with commercial and problem-solving skills applicable to a variety of thermal process-related industries.

Postgraduate Engineer Apprenticeship

This Level 7 Apprenticeship standard programme, the Postgraduate Engineer, offers industry the opportunity to place their graduates on a highly-regarded postgraduate programme to develop their engineering competence, while actively taking forward their organisation’s capabilities.

Senior Leader Apprenticeship Operations Excellence MSc

Our Senior Leader Apprenticeship+ Operations Excellence MSc programme has been designed in two parts. Part one enables students to gain an understanding of general management functions, alongside specialist and advanced subjects. The academic award at the end of part one is a postgraduate diploma (PGDip). Apprentices, subject to successful completion of the taught modules in part one, are eligible to progress onto part two, the Operations Excellence MSc, which enables them to apply their learning by completing a significant work-based project within their organisation.

The Operations Excellence MSc is a world-leading programme developed by Cranfield through a unique partnership with Rolls-Royce and the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge. Designed for industry professionals to fit around demanding careers, the course has been designed to develop the skills to lead change in business.

Through-Life Engineering Services Specialist Masters Degree Apprenticeship

Our Level 7 Through-life Engineering Services Specialist Master’s Degree Apprenticeship provides you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours to become future leaders in organisations who wish to optimise the value in-use and cost in-use for long-life engineering assets.

There is a growing emphasis on revenue being derived from providing the services that keep products operating effectively, rather than the design, manufacture and delivery of original equipment (hardware). The whole programme has been designed in collaboration with industry so we have a real understanding of the industrial challenges. It’s applied, current and about finding solutions. Students will be able to gain a bigger perspective on what a through-life engineering solution could look like and what the system involves.

Benefits to your learners

Your early career professionals will benefit from a postgraduate qualification and personal development opportunity with one of the UK's top postgraduate universities, specialising in technology and management. 

Our courses also offer the potential to progress to a full MSc to achieve Chartered Engineer Status (not within the Apprenticeship Levy). 

Benefits to your organisation

As an employer you will strengthen your engineering and management capabilities, improve retention and empower a network of individuals to work on projects relevant to your organisation with the support of a world-class university. 

Our courses are open to delegates from all companies and help your staff form an invaluable network of industry contacts, along with encouraging teamwork, in addition to bringing the latest thinking back to the workplace. 

Designed with the needs of the employer in mind, our courses also provide flexible study options. Over half of our students study part-time, so our staff are experienced in working around business demands. 

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