UNDERGRADUATE COURSES - AIMS & OBJECTIVES
Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET)
In their final two years, undergraduates taking MET instead of Part II of the Engineering Tripos:
- Specialise in manufacturing engineering and management;
- Develop an informed and integrated view of industrial activity, including its human, organisational, marketing and financial aspects;
- Acquire up-to-date knowledge of the technologies associated with manufacturing;
- Develop creativity, synthesis and design skills, and the ability to design in the manufacturing context;
- Develop the ability to analyse manufacturing processes and to solve problems;
- Continue to develop communication, teamwork, management and leadership skills;
- Develop the facility for independent learning, open-mindedness, and the spirit of critical enquiry;
- Develop the ability to tackle unforeseen technical and management demands and to apply new technologies in novel situations with confidence and competence;
- Develop their full potential as innovators and future leaders in industry.
At the end of MET courses undergraduates should:
- by means of lecture courses, associated course requirements, examples papers and appropriate reading have gained an understanding in depth of manufacturing technology and management;
- by means of team projects have developed cooperative, management and communication skills as well as practical professional knowledge;
- by means of a major project in marketing, design, manufacture and business have developed creativity, innovation and a capacity for independent learning and enquiry and an awareness of the business context of engineering and manufacture;
- by means of individual and team projects in industrial companies have developed expertise in the analysis, design and operation of manufacturing systems in their industrial context.
Progress is measured and promulgated by the same means as for Part I of the Engineering Tripos.
Detailed objectives for each element of the course are given with the syllabuses for each series of lectures and with the instruction sheets for coursework.
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