IfM student projects for companies

There is a range of opportunities for companies to become involved in the IfM's work through student projects for its education programmes. The host company benefits from the input of a very high calibre student, or team of students and will receive a report and presentation on the project at its completion.

 


 

Current student projects

Ambit Projects (King’s Lynn); IPE (Royston); Europlaz (Southminster); Tasty Tubs(Lawford, Essex); dB Broadcast (Ely); Essential Embroidery (Dunstable); Bowman(Southampton); Selex ES (Southampton); A J Wells & Sons (Isle of Wight); Gurit (Isle of Wight); Bespak (King’s Lynn); Honeywell (Southend); M&H Plastics (Beccles); Rolls-Royce(Derby); BISON (Swadlincote, Derbyshire); Jaguar Land Rover (Solihull); Johnson Controls(Burton-on-Trent); Caterpillar (Leicester); Siemens (Sudbury); Philips Avent (Sudbury); Apollo (Havant); Carl Zeiss (Cambridge); Eaton Coopers Lighting (Doncaster); Mondelez UK R&D (Bournville); Bakkavör (Spalding).

 


 

All project opportunities listed here are undertaken as part of taught academic courses delivered by the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), which is part of the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering. The projects make valuable contributions to the learning of students undertaking an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management (ISMM) or those in their final (4th) year of the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos which leads to an MEng qualification.

 

MET integrates management, business and interpersonal skills with engineering knowledge and industrial engagement.

 

ISMM prepares graduates from numerate disciplines for fast track careers in industry through an intensive programme of taught modules and industrial projects.

 

Students will typically undertake the project at a company location, which for practical purposes needs to be based in the UK. The costs associated with student accommodation and travel to locations away from the Cambridge area are met by the course.

 

The calendar below shows the approximate times when the projects are running - projects are typically set up two months prior to the time shown on the calendar. This is when interest in hosting a student project would have to be registered.

 

The numbers refer to different types of project - see the listing and descriptions below. Click on a list item for details of dates, costs, contacts etc.

 

 

i-teams projects - please go to the i-teams website for information

 

Project and contact details

 

1 - ISMM induction project

Type of project: To help recent undergraduates understand a broad range of issues that relate to the management of a manufacturing busines, e.g. review / map an aspect of an organisation, prepare cost/benefit analysis etc.

Date: November

Duration: 2 weeks

Latest date for companies to register: End of September

Type of students: Post graduates from engineering / numerate disciplines undertaking an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management

Students per project: 2

Cost to companies: Typically none

Find out more/register: Tom Ridgman, 01223 338180, twr20@cam.ac.uk

 

2 - ISMM industrial systems project

Type of project: Industrial systems

Date: December

Duration: 2 weeks

Latest date for companies to register: End of October

Type of students: Post graduates from engineering / numerate disciplines undertaking an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management

Students per project: 2

Cost to companies: Typically none

Find out more/register: Tom Ridgman, 01223 338180, twr20@cam.ac.uk

 

3 - ISMM Manufacturing process

Type of project: Manufacturing process mapping / improvements

Date: January / February

Duration: 2 weeks

Latest date for companies to register: Early December

Type of students: Post graduates from engineering / numerate disciplines undertaking an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management

Students per project: 2

Cost to companies: Typically none

Find out more/register: Tom Ridgman, 01223 338180, twr20@cam.ac.uk

 

4 - ISMM Technology and innovation management

Type of project: Business development, product/service development

Date: January/February

Duration: 2 weeks

Latest date for companies to register: Early December

Type of students: Post graduates from engineering / numerate disciplines undertaking an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management

Students per project: 2

Cost to companies: Typically none

Find out more/register: Tom Ridgman, 01223 338180, twr20@cam.ac.uk

 

5 - ISMM Business development

Type of project: Business development, Market analysis, Manufacturing business strategy, New product development

Date: February/March

Duration: 2 weeks

Latest date for companies to register: End of January

Type of students: Post graduates from engineering / numerate disciplines undertaking an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management

Students per project: 2

Cost to companies: Typically none

Find out more/register: Tom Ridgman, 01223 338180, twr20@cam.ac.uk

 

6 - MET Manufacturing systems

 

Type of project: Manufacturing systems

Date: October / November

Duration: 2 weeks

Latest date for companies to register: End of August

Type of students: 4th year students from MET programme with strong focus on practical application of engineering and management skills

Students per project: 2

Cost to companies: Incidental expenses

Find out more/register: Frank Tietze, 01223 338083, frank.tietze@eng.cam.ac.uk

 

7 - MET Manufacturing business systems and strategy

Type of project: Manufacturing business systems and strategy

Date: February / March

Duration: 4 weeks

Latest date for companies to register: End of November

Type of students: 4th year students from MET programme with strong focus on practical application of engineering and management skills

Students per project: 4

Cost to companies: Incidental expenses

Find out more/register: Frank Tietze, 01223 338083, frank.tietze@eng.cam.ac.uk

 

8 - MET Problem solving industrial project

Type of project: Solving a significant industrial problem relating to management/manufacturing

Date: Last week March (prep), May-June (Main project)

Duration: 7 weeks

Latest date for companies to register: End of January

Type of students: 4th year students from MET programme with strong focus on practical application of engineering and management skills

Students per project: 1

Cost to companies: Expenses

Find out more/register: Frank Tietze, 01223 338083, frank.tietze@eng.cam.ac.uk

 

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