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MSc, PGDip

Engineering (Cybernetics and Communications)


This theoretical and practical course combines computer science, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and management to enable greater understanding of cybernetics and communications. Students develop imaginative and innovative design, enterprise, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: October and January
Course length: One year FT/ Two years FT + placement/Two years PT
Study location: Clifton campus

Fees and funding:

Please see the fees, funding and scholarships section.


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This course has been designed to provide graduates with a broad education in engineering alongside a greater depth of understanding in cybernetics and communications.

Combining computer science, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and management, the course offers opportunities to develop imagination and innovation in design solutions, enterprise, leadership and interpersonal skills.

The most significant reason to study Engineering (Cybernetics and Communications) with us is the commercial relevance of our courses. For example, an innovative and distinctive feature of the course is the cross-disciplinary group design project, which provides a challenging, simulated environment in which to work as a member of a team. The project will encourage you to develop your imagination, creativity and innovation in design solutions. You will also build on your leadership, team building and communication skills, all of which are attractive to potential employers.

Throughout your course you will work with our highly regarded academics, who are active in a broad range of research areas, achieving 80% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact (REF 2014). Find out more

The course will crucially provide you with a postgraduate level education in the theory and practice of engineering, integrating aspects of computer science, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, business, management and entrepreneurship. The course emphasises the importance of independent learning, problem solving and self-organisation.

Study routes
We offer the option to study either a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Engineering (Cybernetics and Communications).  The MSc can have a sandwich element if you obtain and carry out an industrial placement.

Contact details
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