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 inter-personnel skills.
The most significant reason to study Engineering (Cybernetics and Communications) at Nottingham Trent 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.
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.
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.
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Please note the following information for applicants
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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.
The postgraduate academic year is divided into three terms: term one has 10 weeks; term two has 20 weeks; and term three has 15 weeks. For the Postgraduate Diploma you will study 40 credits in term one and 80 credits in term two. Those students who wish to continue on to the MSc will study 60 credits in term three. The first two terms are spent studying the taught modules and the last term, pursuing an individual major project.
Applied Industrial Process Control (20 credits)
You will gain knowledge of digital signal processing and the application of appropriate techniques in condition monitoring and
process control, taking into account factors such as advanced human machine interface and sensor technology.
Group Design Project (20 credits)
During this module, you will focus mainly on the technical aspects of developing a cross-disciplinary group design project. The set projects will be taken from areas of advancing technology.
Wireless Communications and Mobile Networking (20 credits)
You will gain the knowledge and skills for developing advanced telecommunication software in the area of mobile wireless computing and networking. You will be introduced to the latest wireless technology, Bluetooth connectivity approaches and general packet-switched radio services (GPRS).
Entrepreneurial Leadership and Project Management (20 credits)
You will develop your appreciation of entrepreneurship and leadership, and their role in economic development, project management and entrepreneurial business success. You will learn the tools and methodologies for effective project management.
Global Business Management (20 credits)
This module includes global business enterprises, global supply chain management, international marketing and the strategic
importance of integrated marketing, design, finance, manufacturing and distribution.
Multimedia Technology and Design (20 credits)
You will learn more about how multimedia technology is used to support business communication and the demonstration of
complex engineering concepts. You will also develop your skills in the selection and use of multimedia assets.
Software Engineering 1 (20 credits)
This module allows non-computing graduates to learn the methodologies for the analysis and design of procedural and object-orientated software systems. You will develop skills in procedural programming and the production of software solutions to problems.
Smart Engineering and Natural Computing (20 credits)
This module introduces the fundamentals and principles of new smart mathematical tools and techniques in engineering system design and optimisation. Industrial applications of smart engineering will also be discussed.
MSc Research Project modules
Major Project (60 credits)
You will apply your understanding of research processes and methodologies to develop and integrate knowledge focusing on a specialist Engineering topic.
Research Methods (20 credits)
This module develops your understanding of research design and methodology. As well as being introduced to the School's research facilities, you will develop the skills necessary for research and for writing a project definition document.
This course benefits from the excellent facilities and equipment available in the School of Science and Technology.
Global Business Management; Imaging and Display Systems; Wireless Communications and Mobile Networking
These modules are assessed by a combination of both coursework and examination.
All other modules are assessed by coursework, case studies and projects.
Not only will you have enviable transferable skills at the end of this course, but you will also be perfectly placed to enter a range of careers in the industrial or engineering sectors.
The industry-focused nature of this course will ensure that you stand out from the crowd when it comes to job applications and pursuing your future career. Nottingham Trent University graduates are widely respected amongst employers and our Computing and Technology students are perceived as having the competitive edge due to the hands-on approach of our teaching.
Practical work experience can help you in your studies and is often paid. It can enhance your commercial awareness and your ability to link theory and practice which will be an invaluable skill in your future career. Although a work placement is highly recommended, obtaining one is based on an individual's efforts and is not guaranteed.
Length of placement
The School is extending its highly successful placement scheme to students of MSc Engineering (Cybernetics and Communications). If you choose this option, you will receive extensive help in obtaining a valuable one-year paid work placement and continued support during the placement period. This is the ideal way to get your career off to a flying start.
For further information please visit our placements website.
- A UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in Computing, Technology or Engineering. Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered
- International students please see the English language requirements section
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