Course overview

ISMM starts at the beginning of October and runs for 11 months until the end of 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.


ISMM course overview



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



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