MET: Putting theory into practice
MET is very different to other Engineering options. The course provides a sound theoretical basis in manufacturing technology, manufacturing engineering and business management, coupled with the repeated experience of putting theory into practice via a series of projects.
MET students develop invaluable skills in leadership, problem solving, team working, communication - 'making things happen' - which ensure they are highly prized by employers. MET demands hard work, teamwork and initiative. The course generates a high level of esprit de corps and an ethos of self reliance, resulting in a strong sense of group identity - and fun!
3rd Year Students (MET IIA): Manufacturing fundamentals
In addition to ten taught modules, all students take part in a major design project, that enables them to develop an idea from first concept to working prototype, and produce a detailed business plan. Students also benefit from a series of structured industrial visits and skills sessions to develop professional and leadership skills. Follow this link for more details on the 3rd year.
4th Year Students (MET IIB): Manufacturing leadership
In their 4th year, modules are interspersed with practical exercises, both at Cambridge and in industry. Industry-based projects involve working in small groups on a wide range of real problems identified by the host companies. In Cambridge, students develop an automated production line and also prepare for an overseas research programme.