The course prepares students to be leaders of business and technology firms. It provides a thorough grounding in management and manufacturing technologies, together with an understanding of the full range of industrial activities: from product design, component manufacture, industrial engineering, factory and business management through to how firms work in the economy. A core message throughout the programme is to understand how firms can grow sustainably.


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What do our graduates do?

Graduates from MET are prepared for rapid progression in careers in industry. Skills learnt, such as communication, team work, leadership and problem solving are universal. MET graduates often have a particular ability to 'make things happen'. Typical career paths include starting a company, designing new products, running a factory, management consultancy, banking and finance and pursuing academic research.



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Manufacturing Leaders

MET Over Lunch


The alumni interviews: MET over lunch - Jonathan Duck took the Production Engineering Tripos (PET) 1981-1983, when it was only in its third year. It was renamed the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) soon after.




Design Show 2015

Design Show 2015 - Each year, teams of three or four MET students have completed a major design project to develop a new product, with real business potential. 




From smoothies to Star Wars - George Rose graduated with an MEng in Manufacturing Engineering in 2010 and explains how she has moved from smoothies to Star Wars.



From Tripos to TripAdvisor - Since leaving the Department of Engineering, where she pursued the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET), alumna Lily Cheng has had a whirlwind career that now boasts President, APAC, at TripAdvisor.

IfM launches 3D printing lab for students - The Institute for Manufacturing has added a new cutting-edge facility to its offering – its very own 3D printing laboratory, created to support Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) Design modules.