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Course overview

Manufacturing engineers focus on the design, operation and monitoring of integrated systems for the production of high-quality, economically competitive products using the most cost-effective methods, and with the aim of reducing the impact of production on the environment. All of our engineering degrees are organised around a common core of modules during the first year of study. This is to reflect an approach in industry where employers need engineers who can work within multidisciplinary project teams.

Start Date
September, 2018
Study Option
  • Thornton Science Park
3 Years

Why Study Manufacturing Engineering with us?

Manufacturing engineers are required across a vast range of industries, nationally and internationally. Our course will give you the broad range of modern engineering skills that are in demand by cutting-edge industries.

Staff are active research leaders in their field, and our purpose-built laboratories will provide you with the learning support and research-informed teaching needed to provide a firm grounding in a rewarding career.

One of our focus is to generate ‘industry ready’ graduates. Our links with industry and commerce – some of which are on site – aim to provide you with opportunities you need for practical work experience.

Thornton Science Park

Our Faculty of Science and Engineering is based at Thornton Science Park just outside Chester. Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, the campus continues the legacy of innovation in science and engineering in the North West.

The 66-acre site features purpose-built laboratories and industrial facilities to provide the best practical experience and learning opportunities. There are up-to-date computer facilities featuring fully licensed engineering, design and development software, Windows and Mac computer suites, a dedicated Games Zone and the on-site Sutton library.

Outside of lectures and practical sessions, you can make use of a variety of recreational spaces including a coffee bar and restaurant, fitness centre and all-weather pitch. A free shuttle bus is provided to transport students to and from Parkgate Road Campus, Chester.

Thornton is a working science park with a number of science and technology-based companies located on site, so students have the opportunity to gain a first-hand insight into working in a professional and career-focused environment.


From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.


Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 14th October
  • Saturday 28th October

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 21st October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 21st October
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