ISMM starts at the beginning of October and runs for 11 months until August the following year. The programme will include*:
- Taught modules
- Industrial visits
- Seminar Series - with presentations from leading industrialists and experts.
- Project Work - tackling a number of industry projects within a company
- Overseas Study Tour - either in mainland Europe or further afield.
- Professional Skills Development
- Research based Dissertation Project - working with academics from the Institute for Manufacturing on state of the art topics.
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The course is underpinned by a broad set of modules which aim to provide detailed theoretical knowledge relating to all aspects of modern manufacturing. Modules seek to develop insight into the complexity of industrial systems, building on an overview of core ‘manufacturing processes', through to understanding the operation of global supply chains and the role of manufacturing firms in the wider economy. This is balanced with lots of exposure to real manufacturing firms, company visits and seminars, as well as practical application of ideas in companies during industrial project work.
Key dates for 2023/2024
Induction week: 2 – 6 October 2023
Michaelmas teaching period: 9 October - 1 December 2023
Project 1: 4-15 December 2023
Holiday period: 20 December 2023 - 4 January 2024
Project 2: 8 - 19 January 2024
Lent teaching period, including project 3: 22 January - 8 March 2024
Project 4: 11 - 22 March 2024
Holiday period : 26 March - 12 April 2024
Overseas Study Tour: 15 - 26 April 2024
Dissertation project period: 1 May - 2 August 2024
Course end date: 16 August 2024
Please note that the ISMM course terms are longer than the official University terms. Students work on projects after Michaelmas Term and before Lent Term.