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MSc Industrial Communication and Automation

Course Description


The MSc Industrial Communication and Automation route has been developed with the intention of enabling students who aspire to get a formal Masters degree to develop their skills in this sought after area and attain PROFIBUS certification.

Industrial networks are transforming the way we design plants and factories, automate machines and produce goods. This highly regarded, specialist course covers the key components in industrial networking, communication protocols and advanced automation. Incorporating expertise in the School gained from close industry collaboration, you will study technologies relevant to communications for production and industry. You will learn how machines are networked, how data is managed and how systems operate; as well as how to make industrial processes more energy efficient and optimised for peak productivity and performance. You will also undertake a research project.

Core units

- Industrial Communication Systems
- MSc Engineering Project

Option units

- Embedded Systems and Systems on Chip
- Digital Signal Processing
- Smart Technologies for Power Management
- Advanced Control and Instrumentation
- Computer Engineering and CPU Design
- Sustainable Energy Systems
- Advanced Control and Instrumentation
- Sensing and Imaging
- Management Practice
- Rail Infrastructure and Engineering Strategy
- Manufacturing Systems Management

Optional units listed in the following curriculum structures are all approved for delivery, but may not all run/be available in any one academic session.

We offer industry-standard facilities combined with unparalleled commercial collaboration: our Automation Systems Centre hosts the Competence Centre for PROFIBUS International in the UK (http://www.profibus.com). An estimated 1,400 worldwide member companies and organisations recognise the additional qualifications that can be gained along with our main MSc. These are: Certified PROFIBUS Engineer; Certified PROFINET Engineer; Certified PLCopen Engineer and Certified AS-I Engineer.

Career prospects

You will be able to apply your advanced systems and industrial IT skills to a range of industries, including the power, petrochemical and water industries. Graduates from this course may enter a wide variety of engineering and automation careers, for example: a ‘chip’ engineer, a software engineer or a project engineer.

Graduates will also be well placed to pursue further study such as a PhD or an Engineering doctorate.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the School of Engineering and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

Visit the MSc Industrial Communication and Automation page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A minimum of second class UK Honours degree in Physics, Mathematics, or a branch of Engineering is normally required. Equivalent EU/international qualifications are also accepted. Other professional qualifications or unclassified degrees in Engineering or Science disciplines may be considered on merit and/or with relevant professional experience.

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