Continuous Professional Development

Digital Manufacturing to Net Zero

Course Summary

Do you have a keen interest in learning more about manufacturing, digital manufacturing, and sustainability?

Digital Manufacturing to Net Zero is a free, two-part, accredited online course created by the University of Strathclyde’s Faculty of Engineering, and the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), and in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Highlands and Islands. The course will be made available on the following dates:

  • Manufacturing fundamentals: 09 June 2022 – 25 Sept 2022
  • Elective modules: 25 Sept 2022 – 25 Feb 2023

You may start and end each module at any time in between these dates. You will learn at your own pace, and in your own time.

The modules are taught exclusively online using self-guided lessons, video lectures, worked examples, and online quizzes. You will have the opportunity to develop and practice your understanding and receive feedback in preparation for the assessment.

The overall course is worth 20 credits at SCQF Levels 7. Upon completion, you will receive a formal University of Strathclyde Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate.

Funded by the Scottish Governments National Transition Training Fund (NTTF), it is readily available to anyone residing in Scotland and will provide an opportunity for learners to enhance and expand their foundational knowledge in this subject, whilst working with a number of top Scottish institutions.

Keen to take part, but not a resident within Scotland? Please contact us to discuss the options available to you at:

Note: This course is funded by the Scottish Government through its flagship programme, National Transition Training Funding (NTTF) to support people 25 and over who currently live in Scotland and who have lost their jobs or who are at risk of redundancy as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). As a condition of this grant, we are required to gather certain data to carry out certain identity/eligibility checks for our learners.

Part one of the Digital Manufacturing to Net Zero course will start with Manufacturing fundamentals – a 10 credit, SCQF Level 7 module that will serve as an entry point, and a foundation for your learning. It is accessible to people new to manufacturing and offers the opportunity to consolidate and enhance key skills and knowledge for those already working in, or familiar with manufacturing.

Manufacturing fundamentals core content will cover:

  1. Introduction to Industry and Manufacturing Concepts, Systems and Processes: industry, productivity, project planning, strategy, process optimisation and supply chains, manufacturing basics, shaping processes, manufacturing and the economy, manufacturing systems, roles in manufacturing, production, design for manufacture, modern manufacturing systems, introduction to traditional and non-traditional machining processes, machining and cutting tools.
  2. Core Engineering Concepts, Theory, and Skills: acceleration, velocity, kinematics, structured problem solving and free body diagrams, charge, current, energy & power, Kirchoff’s Laws, DC circuits, digital analysis and design.

Part two of the Digital Manufacturing to Net Zero course will allow you to choose five of the short elective modules to complete. Participants can select from:

  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Intro to Data Carpentry for Manufacturing
  • Intro to Renewable Energy in Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
  • Advances in Renewable Energy Generation
  • NMIS Carbon Literacy & Manufacturing in Scotland

Any individual new to manufacturing, wishing to enter into the industry, or individuals already familiar with the manufacturing industry wishing to upskill in digital and green manufacturing and sustainability.

Participants are expected to have Nat5/Higher Maths or Physics (or equivalent qualifications or experience)

This course has been developed by the University of Strathclyde’s Faculty of Engineering, and the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, and in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Highlands and Islands.

It forms part of Upskilling@Strathclyde, offering a range of modules that are designed to provide more agile support for both employers and employees to upskill and reskill, increasing the provision of in-work learning using flexible models of delivery.

This course is funded via the Scottish Government's National Transition Training Fund (NTTF), which provides support for current Scottish residents 25 and over who are looking to transition into a new role, industry, or sector through reskilling and upskilling.

Please note that applications for funded spaces are not guaranteed as spaces are limited. A member of our team will be in contact within 3-5 working days to confirm receipt of your application and next steps.

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Dates & Venues

Date09 June 2022 - 25 Feb 2023
LocationSelf-directed online learning
Duration200 hours of learning

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