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Studying Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing anything ranging from shoes to aeroplanes is a complex process involving several steps and procedures. Studying, analysing, implementing and improvising these steps and procedures is what manufacturing engineering is all about.

Manufacturing engineers perform a plethora of tasks including but not limited to designing a product, selecting best-suited technologies and processes for manufacturing, overseeing the manufacturing process and designing and managing the factory that would manufacture the product in question.

Manufacturing engineering is a sub-disciple of mechanical engineering. By studying manufacturing engineering, you will develop a strong understanding of mechanical engineering principles, in addition to learning about economics, commerce and business management.

The UK is at the forefront of manufacturing engineering teaching, learning and research. There are nearly 9 universities offering study programmes in manufacturing engineering.

Some of the universities where you could be studying are:

  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire

Salary and Career Prospects

Manufacturing engineers find employment in a wide range of sectors. These include popular ones like plastics, oil and gas and pharmaceuticals. Some of the common job roles are: Materials and Processing Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Composites Engineer (Manufacturing) and Manufacturing Engineer (Controls).

Salaries vary depending on location, qualifications and experience. As a guide the average salary of a manufacturing engineer in the UK is around £29,000 (26 lakhs INR) a year.

Why Study in UK?

The UK is a world-renowned seat of learning, teaching and research with 3 universities in top 10 and 7 in top 50 in THE World Rankings 2018. UK government is investing heavily in major engineering projects like HS2, Cross rail (rail projects) and Hinkley Point (nuclear power plants).

The UK is home to some of world’s most prestigious engineering companies like Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Siemens and Dyson.

It is possible for students to remain in the UK after finishing their studies, provided they meet prevailing visa regulations.

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