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MSc Engineering (Cybernetics and Communications) - Nottingham

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Nottingham Trent University
12 April 2011
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Engineering, Maths & IT
Masters Courses

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MSc Engineering (Cybernetics and Communications) - Nottingham

Location: NottinghamCategories: Master CoursesDiscipline: Computing and TechnologyOrganisation: Nottingham Trent University

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

A UK honours degree or equivalent in Computing, Technology or Engineering. Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be consideredInternational students will need IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 560 or equivalent

Course length

One year FT/ Two years FT + placement/Two years PT


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.

Why study at Nottingham Trent University?

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.


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)Group Design Project (20 credits)Wireless Communications and Mobile Networking (20 credits)Entrepreneurial Leadership and Project Management (20 credits)Global Business Management (20 credits)Multimedia Technology and Design (20 credits)Software Engineering 1 (20 credits)Smart Engineering and Natural Computing (20 credits)Major Project (60 credits)Research Methods (20 credits)


This course benefits from the excellent facilities and equipment available in the School of Science and Technology.


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

One year

Placement opportunities

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.

Contact details

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Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 8351

Visit the School of Science and Technology website.

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