Programme Objectives

Programme Outcomes

Entry Requirements


MSc in Manufacturing Engineering & Management (MEM)

Aims and objectives

The overall objectives of the Manufacturing Engineering and Managament (MEM) programme is to provide advanced education and training for graduates in Mechanical Engineering and similar graduates of CEng/IEng accredicted  degrees, to meet current and future needs of manufacturing and allied industries.

The specific objective of this programme of study is to allow graduates in Mechanical and Engineering and equivalent domains to strengthen and enhance their technical, professional and managerial skills and capabilities in the areas of manufacturing engineering and manufacturing management.

It also seeks to provide Mechanical Engineering Graduates and equivalent Graduates with a deeper understanding of the knowledge required for designing products and manufacturing systems with the intention to improve effectiveness, promote innovativeness and enhace competiveness of the Caribbean manufacturing sector. In this regard the specific objectives of the program are:

  • To provide graduate students with the advanced and specialized knowledge in the areas of Manufacturing Engineering and Management with a focus on the conventional and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) fields.
  • To prepare graduates with the knowledge of product design processes and rapid product development approaches required to support the local and regional economy with a particular emphasis on integration of Computer Aided Design (CAD), computer aided engineering (CAE) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) tools and techniques.
  • To produce graduates capable of developing lean management plans and material control policies that minimize overall costs of setup, ordering and inventories.
  • To produce graduates capable of implementing and managing contemporary quality tools in the local and regional manufacturing industry.
  • To use incremental-iterative methods to solve nonlinear manufacturing problems arising from large deformations and/or nonlinear material properties.
  • To choose shape and/or sizing parameters appropriately in product design.

On completion, the graduates of the MEM programme would be able to:

  • Apply systematic approach for appropriate design and evaluation of Manufacturing Planning and Control (MPC) systems, in the context of local and regional manufacturing.
  • Indentify various elements of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and evaluation of their interactions for introduction of automated systems in the context of Caribbean industry.
  • Apply an integrated modelling approach to design innovative product models by deploying total quality tools/techniques and project management skills to arrive at an innovative product design that fulfills the Caribbean industry requirements.
  • Use the principles of Rapid Prototyping (RP) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming skills for effective operation and utilization of the manufacturing resources in the local industry.
  • Formulate and analyse a range of manufacturing systems and present the same through industry based design projects and validation through simulation experiments.
  • Formulate and analyse a range of manufacturing problems using appropriate finite element models with due consideration being placed on validation.
  • Develop the ability to prepare a project proposal from its conception to implementation, closeout and ex-post evaluation.
  • Understand how to monitor, control and improve the quality of products and processes in industries, using the statistical methods and other quality improvement tools and techniques.
  • Successfully manage the Health and Safesty aspect of an Industrial Enterprise as well as manage the Environmental  activities in an Industrial Facility to make the facility competitive and sustainable.
  • Outline the environmental aspects and logistics of locating a Plant and analyse the manufacturing processes of a manufacturing facility.
  • Present data appropriately and deal with errors in a systematic manner.

Regulations and Entry Requirements

The general regulations of the University, the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering for MSc degrees shall apply.

The requirements for admission to the programme are as follows. UWI graduates with:

  • A BSc Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Production, Industrial Engineering or an  equivalent with at least a Lower Second Class degree.
  • At least one (1) year of industrial experience is desirable. This may be waived for   Recent Graduates with a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree, who wish to complete the programme on a Full-Time basis.
  • Applicants with Third Class or Pass degrees require at least three (3) years   industrial experience.

A graduate student in this Programme is also expected to have a strong mathematical and analytical background and ability to use specialized software applications within this context.

Structure of Programme

Offered part-time and full-time.

Duration Of Study

Part-time students: Normally expected to complete the examination requirements within four (4) semesters and complete the Project in accordance with the relevant University Regulations.

Full-time students: Normally expected to complete the examination requirements within two (2) semesters and complete the Project in accordance with the relevant University Regulations.

No. of Credits Required: 45

Six (6) Compulsory Courses 18
Four (4) Optional Courses 12
Final Project 9

Other information

The programme consists of a set of six (6) compulsory courses and four (4) optional courses and a final project. All courses are three (3) credits unless otherwise specified.

The programme stresses university-industry linkages. Student projects will normally be provided and sponsored by companies in which a joint advisory committee of Faculty members and corporate personnel will provide guidance.

Course Listing

Compulsory Courses




MENG 6200 Production Technology
MENG 6207 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
MENG 6306 Advanced CAD/CAM for Product Realization
MENG 6400 Production Planning & Control
MENG 6504 Technology and Product Development
MENG 6508 Research Methods
MENG 6600 Final Project

Optional Courses

Group A: Manufacturing Engineering

Two (2) courses to be chosen from the following:

MENG 6203 Robotic Technology & Applications
MENG 6302 Design of Plants & Services
MENG 6305 Finite Elements Analysis in Manufacturing Systems
MENG 6307 Design & Simulation of Manufacturing Systems
MENG 6701 Asset Maintenance Technologies

Group B: Manufacturing Management

Two (2) courses to be chosen from the following:

MENG 6505 Health, Saftey & the Environment
MENG 6405 Total Quality Management
MENG 6506 Project Management
MENG 6700 Strategic Asset Management

Requirements For Award Of MSc

Candidates are required to obtain a total of thirty (30) credits from six (6) Compulsory courses (18 credits) and four (4) Optional courses, two courses from each Subject Groups A & B (12 credits) and complete an industry-oriented project, MENG 6600 (9 credits).



The General Regulations of the University and Faculty of Engineering for MSc Degrees shall apply.



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