Postgraduate

Smart Systems Engineering MSc

Smart Systems Engineering MSc

MSc - full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

Our Smart Systems Engineering MSc develops your technical knowledge and skills in designing digital (smart) systems enabling you to work across a range of disciplines.

About this course

Many of the most influential projects and products today are not solely mechanical, physical, electrical or electronic. They are driven by networked computing devices and software to create smart systems that improve resilience, efficiency and value. Examples range from hybrid vehicles to self-healing power grids.

The MSc is suitable for:

  • graduates in computing disciplines with an interest in resilient, networked, distributed, mobile and smart systems, embedded computing and control
  • computing professionals wanting to upgrade their existing skills
  • engineering graduates from any discipline with an interest in urban engineering (infrastructure or planning)
  • professional engineers in firms and organisations who have established smart cities groups
  • graduates from other numerate disciplines

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2019 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

Careers

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Graduate destinations

Careers Service

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Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

Here are the fees you will pay for your course and some potential funding opportunities.

2019-2020 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

MSc

UK

Full time: £11,220
Part time: £5,610

EU

Full time: £11,220
Part time: £5,610

International

Full time: £22,710

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

Here are the academic and English language requirements you need to study on this course.

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • computing science
  • engineering (civil, electrical and electronic, or mechanical)
  • mathematics
  • statistics

We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications and relevant experience. This applies in particular to relevant work experience in computing science or engineering sectors.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Start dates and Fee

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.