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Smart Systems Engineering MSc

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.

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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. This creates smart systems that improve:

  • resilience
  • efficiency
  • 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

The Smart Systems Engineering MSc has four main elements:

  • systems and urban engineering
  • advanced computing or engineering skills
  • multidisciplinary systems engineering in practice
  • individual research project

Leading academics and practitioners from industry and government teach this Smart Systems Engineering MSc.

You'll be based within the School of Computing at the Urban Sciences Building.

This MSc is cross-disciplinary. This gives you the opportunity to work with students and staff in the School of Engineering. You'll benefit from industry links with:


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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 2736


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