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Cyber-Secure Manufacturing (MSc/PgCert/PgDip)

Course Description

A new postgraduate course developing the next generation of manufacturing engineers who are able to protect manufacturing systems and machines again cyber threat. This course combines Cranfield's long standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters programmes in the manufacturing, and security and defence sectors.

By addressing the main challenges in smart manufacturing, students learn to use cutting-edge technologies in IoT, Big Data, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity to:
- Identify cyber threats in manufacturing systems from cloud
- Protect manufacturing systems from cyber attacks
- Improve incident response and disaster recovery in manufacturing systems
- Assess the cost of cybersecurity solutions for manufacturing systems.

Visit the website http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/Courses/Masters/Cyber-secure-Manufacturing-Informatics

Course overview

Developed with academics and industry from manufacturing and the defence and security sector to address the current career demand in Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity. This course provides industrially relevant projects and transferable skills for developing graduates entering into this cutting-edge market.

This course develops the expertise of graduates interested in pursuing careers tackling cybersecurity challenges and technologies in Manufacturing. This course addresses the main challenges in smart manufacturing, such as Cybersecurity, Big Data and IoT.

Cranfield courses receive strong support from our industrial partners. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and all teaching is in the context of industrial application.

Students benefit from our wide-range of equipment, analysis tools and specialist software packages. The course objectives are achieved through a carefully integrated and structured series of eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project. Students are also supported in their learning and personal development through exposure to:
industry seminars, group poster session, group discussions, group presentations, video demonstrations, case studies, laboratory experiments, coursework and project work.

Visit the website http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/Courses/Masters/Cyber-secure-Manufacturing-Informatics

Group project

The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers and is usually in collaboration with industry. It provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project, finding solutions to real-life challenges in manufacturing informatics. As a result of external engagement Cranfield students enjoy a higher degree of success when it comes to securing employment. Prospective employers value the student experience where team working to find solutions to industrially based problems are concerned.

Individual Project

The individual thesis project, usually in collaboration with industry, offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide solutions to real problems in manufacturing production systems.

Core Modules

- Modern Manufacturing and Security Challenges
- Operations Management
- Secure IoT and System Architecture
- Secure Cloud Manufacturing
- Manufacturing System Engineering
- Data Mining Technology for Cyber Threat Identification
- Security of Machine Tool Systems
- Cyber Thinking and Practice in Manufacturing


Through written examinations and assignments. Taught modules 40%, group project 20%, individual project 40%.

Career opportunities

The MSc in Cyber-secure Manufacturing Informatics develops the expertise of graduates interested in pursuing careers tackling cybersecurity challenges and technologies in Manufacturing. We have been providing Masters level training for over 20 years. Our strong reputation and links with potential employers provide you with outstanding opportunities to secure interesting jobs and develop successful careers. The increasing interest in sustainability and corporate and social responsibility has also enhanced the career prospects of our graduates.

Cranfield's applied approach and close links with industry mean 93% of our graduates find jobs relevant to their degree or go on to further study within six months of graduation. Our careers team support you while you are studying and following graduation with workshops, careers fairs, vacancy information and one-to-one support.

On successful completion of this course graduates should have a diversity of job opportunities, mainly in the following job markets:
- Manufacturing informatics
- Manufacturing engineering
- Cybersecurity
- IoT (Internet of Things)
- Cloud computing
- Big data analysis.

Visit the Cyber-Secure Manufacturing (MSc/PgCert/PgDip) page on the Cranfield University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent in computer/computing/information science, or the international equivalent of these qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered. Manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, electronics or other engineering graduates who wish to develop their careers in these sectors.

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