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 Dr 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 Dr 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 Dr Frank Tietze, 01223 338083, frank.tietze@eng.cam.ac.uk