Masters | Postgraduate Course - Engineering (Cybernetics and Communications) MSc Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

School of Science and Techology
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Course Fees
Home/EU: Full-time £6,500, Part-time £3,250; International: £12,900
Start Month(s)
January and September 
Contact Name
Science and Technology course enquiries
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Engineering (Cybernetics and Communications) MSc

Study Details

MSc One year full-time, two years part-time with one year placement, Two years part-time

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.

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

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).

Module details

Core modules

  • Mobile Networks (20 credits)
  • Robotics and Cybernetics (20 credits)
  • Group Design Project (20 credits)
  • Major Project (60 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)

Optional modules

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership and Project Management (20 credits)
  • Global Business Management (20 credits)
  • Software Engineering 1 (20 credits)

Entry Requirements

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.

Programme Assessment

Global Business Management is assessed by a combination of both coursework and examination. All other modules are assessed by coursework, case studies and projects.

Student Destinations

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.