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5396f - Smart Systems Engineering MSc

Smart Systems Engineering MSc

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2021

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.

Overview

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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What you'll learn

The Smart Systems Engineering MSc has four main elements.

Systems and urban engineering

Whatever your background, you'll gain skills in:

  • systems engineering
  • leadership of multidisciplinary teams
  • development life-cycles

Advanced computing or engineering skills

You'll take a set of advanced modules determined by your background and interests, eg computer science, civil engineering or power engineering. This will be combined with modules in multidisciplinary engineering and smart systems engineering.

Multidisciplinary systems engineering in practice

You'll undertake a substantial multidisciplinary industry-led group project on a design and implementation problem related to smart systems.

Individual research project

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.

How you'll learn

Your development

Research skills

You'll have the opportunity to attend seminars and get involved in research groups based in both Schools. You'll work with PhD students giving you direct experience of studying in a research-intensive university.

 

Your future

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You will have access to a range of specialist facilities in the School of Engineering and School of Computing. Each school has dedicated equipment and laboratories.

The School of Computing is based in the £58million Urban Sciences Building, a flagship development located on the £350m Newcastle Helix regeneration site in the heart of Newcastle. It brings together:

  • academia
  • the public sector
  • communities
  • business and industry

Find out more about the Urban Sciences Building

Find out more about the Newcastle Helix

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Admissions Secretary
School of Computing
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 2736
Email: cs.admissions@ncl.ac.uk

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