Anglia Ruskin University in the UK has created the UK’s only dedicated master’s degree in additive manufacturing (AM).

The MSc in Additive Manufacturing has received funding from HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England) under a pilot scheme to promote engineering and computer science conversion courses. 

The course is open to people who have completed a range of undergraduate STEM degrees, as well as those with an engineering background. The students will have access to engineering laboratories and workshops that have benefited from £2 million of investment over the last three years.

These include desktop and commercial 3D printers and direct metal laser sintering facilities for the 3D printing of plastics and high-end metal compounds. 

‘Covering a range of topics from product design to 3D CAD modelling, additive manufacturing strategy to engineering management, the course will equip graduates with the skills required to produce prototypes and products across a range of industries including the biomedical and aviation sectors,’ said Dr Habtom Mebrahtu, deputy head of engineering and the built environment at Anglia Ruskin and course leader for the MSc in Additive Manufacturing. 

This story is reprinted from material from Anglia Ruskin, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.