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The students attend a variety of modules taught at Cranfield and Cambridge during the Michaelmas and Lent terms:

Additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies

This module aims to provide the student with an understanding of the principles behind some of the most recent developments in the processing of high value added components. There is a strong emphasis on high efficiency and reduced cost in the manufacture of high volume and/or high value added parts using the latest technology based around advanced machining processes and additive techniques. The module will cover the physical principles, operating characteristics and practical aspects related to these key technologies.

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Energy Beam Processing

The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the ways in which energy beam technologies are used to deliver ultra precision materials processing capabilities in engineering applications. It does this by focusing on two key energy beam technology systems widely applied in a number of ultra precision manufacturing applications.

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Fundamentals of Metrology (Measurement Science)

The module will provide a detailed grounding in theoretical and practical aspects of metrology (measurement science) applicable to the subject of Ultra Precision in science & engineering. Following an introduction to the principles and international framework for the bases of measurement, lectures will concentrate on the key aspects of achieving high accuracy measurements of dimensions and temperature, with traceability to the internationally accepted SI system of units.

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The module covers state of the art technologies as used in technology based manufacturing companies and additionally introduces the latest research. This is intended to prepare students to have a broad understanding of the subject enabling them to make a positive contribution in their chosen industry.

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Photonic Systems: 4B11

The aims of the course are to examine the advance of optical techniques into electronic systems for computation and communications.

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Technology and Innovation Management

All technology based organisations need to continually innovate in order to remain competitive. But, innovation by its very nature is high risk. This module explores the challenges, tools and principles involved in managing innovation and technology.

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