ISMM starts at the beginning of October and runs for 11 months until the end of 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 2017/2018
Course start: 2-6 October 2017
Michaelmas teaching period: 9 October - 1 December 2017
Project 1, away from Cambridge: 4 - 19 December 2017
Holiday period: 20 December 2017 - 12 January 2018
Project 2, away from Cambridge: 15 - 26 January 2018
Lent term teaching period, including project 3: 29 January - 14 March 2018
Holiday period: 30 March - 20 April
Project 4 away from Cambridge: 15 - 29 March 2018
Overseas tour: 23 April - 11 May 2018
Research project: 14 May - 24 August 2018