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 2021/2022


Induction week: 4-8 October 2021

Michaelmas teaching period: 11 October - 3 December 2021

Project 1: 6-17 December 2021

Holiday period: 18 December 2021 - 5 January 2022 

Project 2: 10-21 January 2022

Lent term teaching period, including project 3: 24 January - 9 March 2022

Project 4: 10-23 March 2022

Overseas Study Tour: 27 March - 8 April 2022

Holiday period : 9 April - 1 May 2022

Dissertation project period: 2 May - 5 August 2022

Course end date: 16 August 2022




















ISMM course overview




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