Significant Industrial funding available
High technology products fundamentally depend on a range of ultra precision systems and processes. Next generation products for space, aerospace, energy production, opto-electronics display sensors and advanced medical devices demand ultra precision technologies in order to achieve their superior functionality.
equips engineers and scientists with an understanding of the underlying principles of ultra precision technologies as well as providing exposure and understanding of their state-of-the-art applications. Cranfield University’s MSc in Ultra Precision Technologies
The ultra precision programme is truly world-class led by Cranfield University
with support from Opto-electronics Technology and Incubation Centre (OpTIC)
in North Wales, the Optical Science Laboratory of the University College London,
and the Institute of Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge.
Students will study all aspects of ultra precision technologies including: the philosophy of determinism, fundamental precision design and metrology principles, critical computer-based design and application tools, detailed knowledge of ultra precision processes and their applications, and strategic approaches to safeguard technology management intellectual property and product innovation are reviewed.
The course comprises eight taught modules, a group project and an individual thesis project. Course modules are delivered by the three partner universities at three locations - Cranfield, OpTIC and Cambridge.
There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment. This involves working in teams to fulfil demanding objectives within a tight time schedule, applying state-of-the-art technologies and approaches, and delivering results to a high professional standard. For part-time students a dissertation usually replaces the group project.
The individual project provides students with the opportunity to research, develop, and apply technologies in their chosen area, developing their depth of understanding and ability to provide ultra precision solutions. Many of the projects are supported by external organisations.
The demand for individuals with skills and experience in ultra precision technologies and processes is increasing. Consequently, we have secured a number of industrial studentships of up to £14,000 for high quality students dependent on qualifications and experience from a number or companies and organizations
For the majority of part-time students sponsorship is organised by their employers. For information on funding opportunities please visit:
A formal offer of a place on this course must first have been received before consideration can be given for funding.