You will combine knowledge in computer science, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and management to enable greater understanding of cybernetics and communications to develop imaginative and innovative solutions.
The most significant reason to study the Engineering (Cybernetics and Communications) Masters with us is the commercial relevance of our courses. Also, throughout your course you will work with our highly regarded academics, who are active in a broad range of research areas.
For full module descriptions, which include Mobile Networks, Robotics and Cybernetics, and Wireless Communications, scroll down to the ‚What you’ll study’ section.
What you’ll study
You will undertake a Research Methods module at the beginning of this course, which is designed to develop knowledge, skills and experience that will provide you with a firm foundation for your main Research Project. You then have the option to choose one further module to accompany the five core modules you will study.
How you’re taught
The postgraduate academic year is divided into three terms. The first two terms are spent studying the taught modules and the last term, pursuing an individual major project.
The teaching methods include:
- lectures to introduce and develop concepts and to explore the application of these concepts
- specialist laboratories to develop skills and appreciate concepts
- seminars to provide academic support
- case study and project work to develop a deeper understanding of concepts and applications
All modules are 100% coursework based (case studies and projects) apart from the Entrepreneurial Leadership and Project Management which is assessed by a combination of both coursework and examination. All other modules are assessed by coursework, case studies and projects.
Careers and employability
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 Engineering postgraduate degree 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.
NTU is one of the most employment-focused universities. Increasingly, employers want to recruit graduates who have real-world work experience. That’s why all of our courses, across every subject area, offer you a work experience opportunity. Our experts help build and support your future with a range of career programmes and events.
The school of Science and Technology will work closely with you to help find a placement and strengthen your CV and interview techniques. You’ll be supported and assessed throughout your placement year and will write a reflective report and diary at the end of your placement. When you successfully complete your placement and submit your placement report, you will be eligible to receive an additional award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice.
Please note that placements are not guaranteed and the process is competitive through an application and interview process.
If you take the sandwich route, you will take a one-year work placement after the first three terms before returning to NTU the following year to start your research project.
Our recent students have taken placements across a wide range of companies including Active Plan Consulting, Suman Chemical Industries and Techplus Solutions. They secured varied roles such as Software Engineer, Cloud Operations Officer and Business Analyst.
To us, research is about more than writing papers and proposing new ideas. By daring to think differently, we’re disrupting the research landscape and finding the answers to the questions that really matter. From conservation management to sustainable farming, we’re inspiring the brightest minds to rise up and find solutions to some of the most significant global challenges facing society.