The course prepares students to be leaders of business and technology firms. It provides a thorough grounding in management and manufacturing technologies, together with an understanding of the full range of industrial activities: from product design, component manufacture, industrial engineering, factory and business management through to how firms work in the economy. A core message throughout the programme is to understand how firms can grow sustainably.
MET is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE).
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- Course structure
- MET IIA (3rd year) structure
- MET IIB (4th year) structure
- Application and selection
What do our graduates do?
Graduates from MET are prepared for rapid progression in careers in industry. Skills learnt, such as communication, team work, leadership and problem solving are universal. MET graduates often have a particular ability to 'make things happen'. Typical career paths include starting a company, designing new products, running a factory, management consultancy, banking and finance and pursuing academic research.
Student and alumna stories
Read about MET student activities and how IfM alums are making a positive difference around the world once they graduate:
Susan Long and Abi Bush are using innovative manufacturing engineering solutions to help people around the world that are affected by disaster or war.
In this exclusive interview, GSK's Roger Connor talks about the time he spent in Cambridge.
Amtico CEO, Jonathan Duck, says his undergraduate student project gave him invaluable skills for his professional career.
Each year, teams of 3-4 MET students complete a major design project to develop a new product, with real business potential.
George Rose graduated in 2010 and explains how she has moved from smoothies to Star Wars.
Since graduating, MET alumna Lily Cheng has had a whirlwind career that now boasts President, APAC, at TripAdvisor.
The IfM now has its very own 3D printing laboratory, created to support Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) Design modules.