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On our MSc Engineering Smart Systems course, you’ll study nine core units covering a range of topics from systems integration, digital manufacturing and sensors to automation and industrial programming and project management. You’ll focus on the core technologies of Industry 4.0 smart systems, including digital twin models and cyber-physical systems development. This is a full-time one-Year masters course, but you can also choose to complete an additional industry Placement Year. It’s an opportunity to apply your learning to an industry environment and further your practical experience. You’ll study the technical detail of how new systems integrate with old, and how businesses can overcome the challenges this presents. To be able to deliver new engineering products, enterprises and services for Industry 4.0, the Systems Engineering for Industry unit focuses on the skills required in systems thinking and systems analysis. You’ll learn general techniques to manage the phases of product and system life cycles. Two project management units are also key elements of the course. First, you’ll develop your knowledge of the fundamentals of project management. Then, you’ll expand on this by exploring the management of projects in a professional practice setting. Here, you’ll use a problem-based learning approach to analyse, critique and recommend solutions for an existing project – usually, a case study provided by an industrial partner. Your final unit is your Independent Engineering Research Project. You’ll work with a supervisor to identify a relevant topic suited to your personal and professional ambitions. We may offer a range of themed challenges such as Industry 4.0, transport, energy and the environment, health and wellbeing, project management and water. On the course, you are supported by our experienced team of engineers and designers. Many have active professional networks in a range of sectors, from manufacturing engineering and environmental industries to health
You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or/with full-time or equivalent, work experience in a relevant industry setting. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted. If you dont meet the entry requirements, there may be other programs you are eligible for that can lead you to your preferred program.
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