Smart Systems Engineering (MSc)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 - 24 months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Smart Systems Engineering at Newcastle University

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.

What you'll learn:

The Smart Systems Engineering MSc has four main elements and is taught by leading academics and practitioners from industry and government:

Systems and urban engineering

Whatever your background, you will gain skills in:

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

Advanced computing or engineering skills

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

Individual research project

You will undertake a project in either the Newcastle Helix laboratories (Cyber-Physical Systems; Smart Grid; Urban Observatory); School of Computing; or the Institute for Sustainability.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study12 - 24 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

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.

English Language Requirements

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language Requirements.

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

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