Consultancy and Business Services

Listed below are our consultancy and business services. Organisations may also be interested in providing placement opportunities for students.


Across our four schools we have a variety of facilities and specialist equipment that are available for use to customers outside the University. 

For more information about our facilities or to speak to someone about how we could help your business, please contact our research, enterprise and innovation team at


We offer a variety of continued professional development courses and we can also offer:

 For more information please contact our research, enterprise and innovation team at

Centres offering business and consultancy services

In addition to our general services, we have a variety of subject-specific research centres across the Faculty. Our centres work closely with business and industry to deliver knowledge transfer partnerships, advice and more. 

CATE Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment

Provides world class research & education in atmospheric & sustainability issues to encourage responsible development.

Materials Science Research

In the Loop Microbiology Services

In the Loop was formed in 2008 by Professor Joanna Verran. The Business brings together all the microbiology expertise associated with our successful interdisciplinary research group. In the Loop is based within the newly refurbished state of the art laboratories at the All Saints site in Central Manchester.

Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Flow Analysis (CMMFA)

The centre was formed in 1993 and is based in the Department of Computing and Mathematics at Manchester Metropolitan University. The CMMFA is a centre of excellence in the development of Hydroinformatics and computational simulation software for Industrial Blast Wave Hazard Analysis and has attracted research funding from, for example, the EPSRC, the Health and Safety Executive, British Gas, British Aerospace and the DERA.

Centre for Sensing and Imaging

The Centre for Sensing and Imaging is an active and growing research group within the School of Engineering. It offers a range of expertise from the academics, Research Fellows, Associates and PhD students that form the Centre.

Advanced Design and Simulation Group

The "Advanced Design and Simulation" group (ADS) at the School of Engineering currently consists of over 20 academic members and several postgraduate students and researchers who specialise in different aspects of Engineering Design, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

The Specialist Transport Advisory and Testing Utility Society (STATUS)

The Specialist Transport Advisory and Testing Utility Society was set up to give companies from all areas of specialist road transport access to low cost engineering development and test services, technical legislative advice and a range of general technical information.

Ascent (Automation Systems Centre)

ASCent provides Training, Consultancy and Support for the automation community. ASCent is the UK's certified PROFIBUS Competence Centre, delivering accredited courses for the automation community. Also, offers training for "Actuator-Sensor Interface" (AS-i) and "Open PLC" programming courses based upon the international standard IEC 61131.

Business services across the University

Visit our business services team website to find out more about how the University supports business and industry.