Course overview

ISMM starts at the beginning of October and runs for 11 months until August the following year. The programme will include*:

*Please click on the links above for more information.


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.

















ISMM course overview




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