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New Advanced Manufacturing at CAFRE

February 14, 2023

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) at Loughry Campus has introduced a new Level 6 module in Advanced Manufacturing. Part of the Degree Apprenticeship course in Food and Drink Manufacture, it will include subjects such as robotics and digital manufacturing, hygienic design and lean manufacturing principles, will give learners an understanding of the most up-to-date manufacturing techniques.

The Degree Apprenticeship is designed to be flexible, allowing learners to tailor their learning to their individual needs helping them develop their careers in the food industry.

This module will include industry visits to show, first-hand, how food businesses are integrating advanced technologies into their manufacturing areas in line with Industry 4.0 principles.

The module aims to address the industry need for new digital skills in the sector, to enable businesses to improve their competitiveness through development of more sustainable practices that facilitate more efficient and productive workplaces.

The learners will be challenged to design and develop advanced manufacturing concepts that will improve process efficiency and productivity in their workplaces specifically in areas of the process where there are bottle-necks or other constraints to maximising productivity.