Engineering Business Management MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time
Start date:
September 2017

From an early stage in their career, engineers need to manage project progress and finances in professional environments. Projects can become increasingly complex, often involving overseas collaboration.

Our course is for you if you’re a new or practising engineer, and interested in a career in engineering management. We combine advanced topics in business, management and finance with further study in specialist engineering topics.

You’ll benefit from:

  • company visits
  • simulations
  • case studies
  • a guest lecture series featuring international speakers and industry leaders.

Why choose this course?

  • This course builds on Sussex’s strong foundation of interdisciplinary study – it is taught jointly by the Department of Engineering and Design and the Department of Business and Management.
  • We have strong links with industry, which benefits both Masters-level and PhD research.
  • Our courses are designed to meet employer demands – you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to compete effectively in the fast-paced world of work.

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with GPA 3.5/5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with overall mark of 65%-80% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 3.0/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 12/20 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 'very good' overall, or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering, mathematics or physics.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component). 

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency.

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic).

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don't meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system

Personal statementYes

A personal statement is a piece of writing that you submit as part of your application. It should show us that you are the right person for Sussex by telling us why you want to study your course. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Course details

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. 

For details about the part-time course, contact us at enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk

How will I study?

You study core modules in business and management. Depending on your background and interests, you choose from a number of engineering options. These include topics such as advanced mechanical engineering, digital communications and electronics.

You take taught modules in the autumn and spring terms, with examination periods in January and May. The project is started in the spring term and continued in summer.

You are assessed through reports, essays and unseen examinations.

MSc project

You’ll complete a substantial MSc project, which is often practical as well as theoretical. You may have opportunities to work with an industrial partner.

Some of our previous students’ project work has led to journal and conference publication, giving them a head start in their careers.

The project demands individual responsibility and promotes skills deveopment in:

  • project management and planning
  • resourcing and scheduling
  • documentation and communication
  • critical awareness and creative thinking.

Project assessment can include interim reports, presentations and a dissertation. Some projects are undertaken in groups and replicate the type of professional teamwork expected in industry. Topics are generated from the academic research and industrial collaborations in our Department. A member of faculty supervises the project.

Modules

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Options

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

Our experts

  • Business and Management Faculty

    Meet the faculty who will be teaching and supervising on your course.

    Dr Allam Ahmed

    Dr Allam Ahmed

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    Africa, Change Management Strategy, ICT in Education, Information and Knowledge Management, Innovation for sustainability, Innovation Management, International business, International Development, Knowledge generation - Co-Creation, Knowledge Management (Design), Marketing, Media and international development, Middle Eastern and African Studies, Science and technology policy, Strategic management, sudan, Sustainable development, Technology

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    Dr Rumy Hasan

    Dr Rumy Hasan

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    Critique of multiculturalism and multifaithism, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Political economy of Russia, The conflict in the Middle East and its impact on the West (including ‘dual identities’)

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    Dr Michael Hopkins

    Dr Michael Hopkins

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    biotechnology, diagnostics, Financing Innovation, Healthcare, Hidden Innovation, Innovation Systems, Intellectual Property, Managing Change, pharmaceuticals, Regulation of Technology, Science and technology policy, Science And Technology Studies, Scientometrics, Technology Strategy

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    Dr Katherine Lovell

    Dr Katherine Lovell

    Research Fellow

    Research interests

    Business models, Infrastructures, Innovation studies, Large Technical Systems, Railway system

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    Dr Alberto Marzucchi

    Dr Alberto Marzucchi

    Lecturer in Economics of Innovation

    Research interests

    Barriers to innovation, environmental innovation, Firm growth, Geography and Innovation, Industry dynamics, Innovation Policy, Open Innovation

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    Dr Piera Morlacchi

    Dr Piera Morlacchi

    Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Organisation Studies

    Research interests

    Artificial Intelligence, Complex adaptive systems and networks, Design Creativity and Innovation, Entrepreneurship, ethnography, Health Entrepreneurship, health technologies, nonprofit organization (NPO), organization studies, public policy, Science And Technology Studies, Social Innovation and Sustainability, Sociology of Work and Organization

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    Dr Carlos Sato

    Dr Carlos Sato

    Lecturer in Management

    Research interests

    Major Projects Studies, Project Management, Technological Change, Technology and Innovation Management

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    Dr Puay Tang

    Dr Puay Tang

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    academic entrepreneurship, evaluation of publicly funded investments, research impact assessment, University-industry links

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    Dr Yong Yang

    Dr Yong Yang

    Reader in Strategy

    Research interests

    Foreign direct investment, global strategy, International business, MNE location, Strategic management

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  • Creative Technology

    Our Creative Technology research is concerned with the interfaces between humans and digital technology and how these are changing.

    We investigate interaction in the broadest sense, considering it in relation to digital technologies, connected physical artifacts, people’s experience and cognition, and their practices with mobile, immersive, ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

    Dr Natalia Beloff

    Dr Natalia Beloff

    Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering

    Research interests

    Big Data Analytics, Business models for Digital innovation, E-Business Models, Internet of things, Medical Informatics, Numerical Analysis, Remote Sensing & Earth Observation

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    Prof Peter Cheng

    Prof Peter Cheng

    Professor of Cognitive Sciences

    Research interests

    Cognitive Science, Human computer interaction, Knowledge visualisation / information visualisation / visual analystics, Tactile graphics - cognitive science of, User-authentication - cognitive biometric

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    Dr Judith Good

    Dr Judith Good

    Reader in Informatics

    Research interests

    Autism Spectrum Disorders, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Learning, Learning Programming, Mobile Computing, Multimedia, Simulations for Learning, technology for autism

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    Dr Kate Howland

    Dr Kate Howland

    Lecturer In Interaction Design

    Research interests

    End-user programming, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Human computer interaction, Interaction design, Novice programming, Participatory Design, Technology Enhanced Learning

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    Dr Paul Newbury

    Dr Paul Newbury

    Senior Lecturer In Multimedia Systems

    Research interests

    Technology Enhanced Learning, Virtual Prototyping

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    Dr Marianna Obrist

    Dr Marianna Obrist

    Reader in Interaction Design

    Research interests

    HCI - User Interaction, Human-Computer Interactions, Interaction design, Sensory experience and methodologies

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    Prof Sriram Subramanian

    Prof Sriram Subramanian

    Professor of Informatics

    Research interests

    Display Devices, Haptic Technology, HCI - User Interaction, Music and Acoustic User Interfaces, Shape-memory Alloys

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    Dr Martin White

    Dr Martin White

    Reader in Computer Science

    Research interests

    3D Reconstructions, Blockchain Applications, Digital Heritage, Healthy Living Applications

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  • Dynamics, Control and Vehicle Research Group

    This group is known internationally for its high-quality automotive research and fundamental work in dynamics and control, with specific interest in:

    • the convergence of control
    • non-linear dynamics
    • structural mechanics
    • signal-processing activities applied mainly to automotive engineering
    • tribological research. 

    It has attracted research grants from, and formed collaborations with, a variety of local, national and international public and industrial sources including:

    • the EPSRC
    • the Royal Society
    • Jaguar Land Rover
    • SKF.
    Prof Julian Dunne

    Prof Julian Dunne

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Research interests

    Automotive Applications, Dynamic systems, Neural networks, Nonlinear systems, Optimal Control, Vibration (Mechanical)

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    Prof Peter Fussey

    Prof Peter Fussey

    Industrial Research Professor

    Research interests

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    Dr Romeo Glovnea

    Dr Romeo Glovnea

    Reader in Mechanical Engineering

    Research interests

    lubrication, mechanical transmissions, Rheology, solid body mechanics, tribology

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    Dr Yevgen Petrov

    Dr Yevgen Petrov

    Reader in Structural Dynamics

    Research interests

    Aeroelasticity, Damping of Vibration/Motion, Finite Element Methods, Mechanical engineering, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Optimisation Problems, Rotor Dynamics, Structural dynamics, Vibration (Mechanical)

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    Dr Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos

    Dr Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos

    Lecturer in Power Electronics

    Research interests

    Batteries for Energy Storage, community energy, Dist'n of alternative energy vectors, Distributed Energy Resources, Distributed Power Generation, Electric Vehicles, Energy, Energy - Marine and Hydropower, Energy Hubs, Energy network simulation, Energy Storage, HVDC, Intelligent Control, Intelligent Power Systems, multiple energy carriers, Power Electronics, Reliability: Energy generation, Renewable Energy, Small Scale/Domestic Wind Energy Systems, Smart Grids, Sustainable Energy Networks, Virtual Power Plants, Wave Energy, Wind Power

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    Dr Chang Wang

    Dr Chang Wang

    Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

    Research interests

    3D printing, Additive Manufacturing, Biomechanics for Orthopaedics, Computer Aided Modelling, Engineering Design, Engineering Stress Analysis, Finite Element Methods, Mechanical engineering, Solid Mechanics, Structural Engineering

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  • Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group

    Our research is focused on:

    • digital image processing
    • computer vision
    • optical computing
    • network and control theory
    • medical and biological imaging and image processing, with a particular focus on cancer diagnosis and treatment.

    These activities find application in a range of strategically important areas including product security, biometrics, automated face recognition, event detection and traffic monitoring.

    Dr Phil Birch

    Dr Phil Birch

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    3D Microstructures, Adaptive Optics, Biomedical Signal Processing, Biometric Imaging and Analysis, Coherent Optics, Computer Vision & Image Processing - Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision - Tracking, Diffractive Optics, Lasers - Biomedical Optics, Lasers and Optics, Light, Microscopy - Optical, Optical Computing, Optics - Biomedical, Optics - Imaging, Photonics

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    Prof Chris Chatwin

    Prof Chris Chatwin

    Professor in Engineering

    Research interests

    Communication technology, Computer Middleware, Computer Systems and Architecture, Computer Tomography (CT), Computer Vision & Image Processing - 3D, Computer Vision and Image Processing - Security, Electrical Impedance Tomography, Functional imaging for health, Health Informatics, Image and Vision Computing, Lasers and Optics, Manufacturing Systems and Integration, Mathematical modelling, Medical and health interface, Medical Informatics, Neural networks, Neurocomputing, Ontologies, Optical Communications, Optical Fibres, Satellite and Microwave Systems, Space science, Tomography for healthcare

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    Dr Tai Yang

    Dr Tai Yang

    Reader in Computer & Control Engineering

    Research interests

    Control Engineering, Micro grid, Renewable Energy

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    Dr Rupert Young

    Dr Rupert Young

    Reader in Engineering

    Research interests

    Computer Vision & Image Processing - Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision and Image Processing - Security, Genetic Algorithms (CS), Holography Instrumentation, Medical Informatics, Photonics

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  • Sensor Technology Research Centre

    The Sensor Technology Research Centre (STRC) is a world-leading centre focusing on sensor technologies, mobile and wireless technologies and their applications.

    The research attracts funding from:

    • the EPSRC
    • TSB
    • the EU
    • a number of industrial collaborators.
    Dr Falah Ali

    Dr Falah Ali

    Reader in Digital Communications

    Research interests

    Mobile and wireless communications, Vehicle communications, Wireless sensor networks

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    Dr Anna Barnett

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    Astronomy & Space Science Technologies, Gamma Ray Astronomy, III-V - Quantum Devices, III-V Arsenides, III-V Nitrides, III-V Optoelectronic Circuits, III-V Semiconductors, III-V Semiconductors (Optoelectronic), III-V Thin Film Arsenides and Phosphides, Instrumentation for Particle Physics Or Astronomy, Instrumentation, sensors and detectors, Optoelectronic Detectors and Receivers, Photodetectors, Photodiode, Planetary science, Radiation Effects on Instrumentation, Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Electronic Structure, Semiconductor Structure/Growth, Silicon Semiconductors, Space science, Spaceflight, X-ray Astronomy, X-ray Fluorescence, X-ray Imaging

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    Dr Niko Munzenrieder

    Dr Niko Munzenrieder

    Lecturer in Sensor Technology

    Research interests

    Clean room Processing, Flexible Electronics, Large-area Electronics, Oxide Semiconductors, Semiconductor Technology, Thin-film Transistors

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    Prof Maziar Nekovee

    Prof Maziar Nekovee

    Professor

    Research interests

    5G Mobile Communications, Biomimetic Complex Fluids, Cognitive Radio/Cognitive networks, Complex Networks and Systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet Protocols, Mathematical modelling, Parallel Computing Apps - High Performance Computing, Quantum Many Body Theory, Semiconductor Devices, Techno-economical modelling, Telecommunications

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    Dr Menguc Oner

    Dr Menguc Oner

    Lecturer in Communications and Signal Processing

    Research interests

    blind estimation, Cognitive Radio, signal identification, spectrum sensing, Statistical Signal Processing, Wireless Communications

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    Dr Daniel Roggen

    Dr Daniel Roggen

    Reader In Sensor Technology

    Research interests

    Activity recognition, Ambient intelligence, Applied machine learning, Assistive Technologies for Rehabilitation, context awareness, Context recognition, Embedded systems, Human-Computer Interactions, Mobile Computing, Mobile Robots, Sensor technologies, Smart Sensors, Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable computing

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    Dr Zhengguo Sheng

    Dr Zhengguo Sheng

    Lecturer in Advanced Networks and Communications

    Research interests

    Cloud computing, Communication and signalling, Internet of things, Machine-to-Machine, Mobile and wireless communications, Power line comunications, Vehicle communications, Wireless Communications, Wireless Sensor Networks (Comms)

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  • Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre

    The Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre (TFMRC) is a dedicated research laboratory specialising in flow and heat transfer, and has substantial experimental and computational facilities.

    It has a proven track record in research, particularly in relation to gas turbine engines, and has attracted significant funding over previous years from industry, the European Commission and the EPSRC to conduct cutting-edge research on a wide range of engineering problems. It is now engaged in a major collaboration with GE Aviation.

    Dr Vasudevan Kanjirakkad

    Dr Vasudevan Kanjirakkad

    Lecturer in Experimental Thermofluid Mechanics

    Research interests

    Experimental Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer, Turbomachinery

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    Prof Martin Rose

    Prof Martin Rose

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Research interests

    Combustion, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics (Continuum), Gas Turbines, Internal Aerodynamics, Turbomachinery, Unsteady Flow

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    Dr Esra Sorguven

    Dr Esra Sorguven

    Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

    Research interests

    Aero-acoustics, Cardiovascular systems, Fluid Dynamics, Large Eddy Simulation, Thermodynamics, Turbomachinery

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How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£9,250 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£9,250 per year
International students:
£18,750 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Living costs

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How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,280 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2017. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

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Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

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Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

Our course is designed to meet the strong demand from engineering-based companies and organisations for their technical specialists to be proficient in project management, to understand the global business environment and to be capable of achieving leadership management positions.

The continued demand for highly qualified engineers worldwide means that – with the combination of technical, business and management knowledge you gain from this course – employment opportunities are available in a wide range of sectors including:

  • transportation and automotive
  • manufacturing and electronics
  • energy supply and sustainable-energy industries
  • banking and financial software
  • telecommunications and control.

On successful completion of this course, doctoral study is also an option.

Graduate destinations

100% of students from the School of Engineering and Informatics were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent Engineering students have gone on to jobs including:

  • technician, Draeger
  • RF engineer, Elebram Systems
  • researcher, University of Oxford.

(EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015 for postgraduates)

Accounting for Decision Makers

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module is designed as an introduction for non-financial managers to comparative international accounting, and financial reporting and analysis, within the context of converging standards.

No prior knowledge of accounting procedures is assumed or required.

Global Business

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

The module will widen the perspective of aspiring managers regarding the strategic implications of global change and facilitate more informed strategic planning and implementation within companies. The module is introductory and wide ranging in scope. A balance is sought between theory and practice with seminars placing an emphasis on contemporary case studies.

Management, Innovation and Organisational Performance

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module aims to help you develop a critical awareness and deep understanding of the principles and practices associated with management and performance excellence, and provides insight into the drive for continuous improvement of products, services and processes for enhanced competitive positioning from effective innovation management.

The module includes a focus on strategies for sustainable improvement in performance of operating systems, ethical practice, organisational mindset, and planning and control mechanisms employed to effectively manage and monitor socio-economic performance for sustainable business operations.

By critically assessing the application of a range of tools, techniques and frameworks within a variety of best practice organisations across a number of industry sectors, at both national and international level, you will examine 'value' from a range of stakeholder perspectives.

Managing Complex Projects, Products and Systems

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

During this module you will address three central issues:

Organisational capabilities: how organisational forms and capabilities in project management, systems integration and software engineering are essential in the design and production of CoPS. Special emphasis is given to project management capabilities.

Models of innovation: how industrial structures, product life cycles and innovation management in CoPS differ from the conventional model of innovation often based on the mass production of consumer goods.

Firm strategy: how firms are changing their strategic positions, building new service capabilities and creating customer-centric organisations to provide bundles of products and services as integrated solutions to their customer's needs.

Strategic Management (Business & Management)

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module aims to give you a strong grasp of the issues, tools and theoretical perspectives underlying the practice of strategy and its links with management. Using a combination of theory, practice and cases you will learn how to apply principles of strategy to companies.

The module begins by covering key skills and tools for strategic analysis. These include tools for analysing a firm's macroenvironment and competitive environment, as well as an organisation's own resources and capabilities. It then provides an in-depth summary of the strategy process as it is used by managers, and then discusses the range of theoretical perspectives that inform our understanding of this process.

MSc Engineering Project

  • 45 credits
  • Summer Teaching, Year 1 credits

The Masters Engineering Project is designed to expose you to a real-life engineering problem to which you apply the skills and knowledge acquired in this area of the degree course. The work must be completed within budget, using available resources, by a specified deadline and presented to an audience not necessarily directly familiar with the work undertaken. The project requires a holistic approach which brings together what is learned in business management with the advanced engineering skills developed on the module. It will demand individual responsibility, critical awareness and creative thinking.

The project involves you on a particular area of activity relevant to your course pathway, with the goal of meeting a specific set of objectives. It is supervised by a member of faculty and a second (minor) supervisor is also assigned to provide occasional guidance. The specific objectives depend on the nature of the project. It is however typical for a project to involve specification, development of concepts, detailed design, hardware and/or software implementation, testing, analysis, evaluation, documentation and communication and to require project management, resourcing, planning and scheduling.

Advanced Digital Signal Processing

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module will provide an overview of the applications of digital signal processing techniques.
It will include revision of:

  • Fourier series, complex notation, linear systems theory, discretisation, transform techniques, Fourier series to Fourier integral, Fourier transform properties
  • Complex frequency, Laplace transform, the Dirac delta functional, sampled data systems, z-transform, the inverse z-transform, the relationship between z and s planes, stability, poles and zero locations; Nyquist sampling theorem, aliasing, signal reconstruction from sampled data.

Detailed discussion of:

  • system response and convolution 
  • correlation and convolution theorems, the matched filter
  • digital filtering, system discrete transfer function, filter types, IIR and FIR, impulse response, methods of digital filter realisation
  • IIR digital filter design, impulse invariant and bilinear transformation methods, designed from prototype normalised Butterworth and Chebychev analogue prototype filters
  • FIR filters, the discrete Fourier transform and its properties
  • FIR filter design, spectral leakage, window functions, sources of error in digital filter implementations, filter stability
  • the fast Fourier transform
  • extension of discrete Fourier transform and convolution theorem to two dimensions
  • numerical computation of two dimensional frequency spectrum as a sequence of one dimensional discrete Fourier transforms. 
  • two dimensional filtering and impulse response, two dimensional convolution and correlation in the space and the frequency domains, applications to image and video processing
  • discrete cosine transform in two dimensions, applications to image compression
  • overview of the architecture of modern DSP hardware.

Matlab DSP Laboratory, overview of Matlab modelling: 

1) Generation of a complex exponential sequence
2) Use of a moving average filter to smooth signal corrupted by noise
3) Convolution and correlation of two sequences
4) Computation of 1-D DFT 
5) Computation of DFT using decimation in time FFT
6) IIR filter design using Matlab DSP filter design toolbox
7) FIR filter design using Matlab DSP filter design toolbox

Problem Section:

  • Four problems of increasing difficulty (up-dated each year) solved by documented Matlab code for final report.

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies for advanced materials. The actual content will be updated as new technology is developed. The initial focus will be on the following topics:

  • concurrent engineering and the software environment that supports it
  • CAD/CAM/CAE
  • computer-integrated manufacture and industrial informatics
  • rapid prototyping and time compression technologies
  • rapid tooling
  • stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)
  • laminated object manufacture
  • 3D printing
  • laser manufacturing technology
  • laser micro-machining technology
  • composites
  • casting
  • turbomachinery manufacturing technologies
  • aerospace and automotive manufacturing technologies.

Advanced Networks

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module follows a top-down approach with respect to the OSI reference model. It covers:

  • introduction to networks: historical developments, OSI 7 layer architecture, TCP/IP architecture, standards
  • application layer: client-server and peer-to-peer architectures, principles of network applications, the web and HTTP, cookies, web caching, FTP, DNS, email, POP3, SMTP, IMAP, P2P applications, sockets
  • transport layer: multiplexing and demultiplexing, connection-less transport UDP, principles of reliable data transfer, connection-oriented transport TCP, flow control, congestion control
  • network layer: forwarding and routing, routing algorithms, distance vector, link state, hierarchical, broadcast, multicast. Construction of tables, minimum spanning trees, IP protocol and routers 
  • data link layer and medium access control: error detection and correction, multiple access protocols: ALOHA, Slotted ALOHA, CSMA, CSMA/CD, Ethernet, switches
  • wireless and mobile networks: CDMA/CA, WiFi, WiMax, Mobile IP.
  • network management.

Advanced Thermofluids

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits
  • Flow governing equations
  • turbulence: Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations, mixing length and k-e model
  • integral methods for boundary layers
  • combustion, including radiation in gases
  • unsteady flow
  • measurement techniques
  • lubrication: Reynolds equation, regimes of lubrication
  • compressible flows.

Gas Turbines and Turbocharging

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits
  • Thermodynamic cycles for gas turbine engines for shaft power and jet propulsion
  • analysis of cycle efficiency under design and off-design conditions
  • thermodynamic principles of internal combustion engine turbochargers and superchargers
  • matching turbochargers to internal combustion engines.

Marketing Analysis and Financial Strategic Planning

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module will cover:

  • developing marketing strategy, market planning and control
  • marketing research
  • behavioural concepts, marketing decision making
  • marketing communication and sales strategy
  • environmental consideration
  • marketing ethics
  • legal control and European/International influences costs of funds
  • source of funds
  • capital structures and CAPM
  • business expansion
  • working capital management including cash management
  • dividends and dividend decisions
  • corporate planning and financial control
  • investment appraisal
  • the stock exchange and its efficiency
  • preparing a project and being able to persuade company managers of how marketing and financial planning assist strategic decisions.

Mobile Communications

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

The aim of the module is to introduce the fundamental principles of mobile communications and provide you with up-to-date knowledge and skills that are important in the design of mobile communication systems.

The following topics will be covered:

  • overview of mobile communication systems
  • cellular mobile communications concept
  • mobile radio channel and mitigation
  • digital modulation
  • spread spectrum
  • multicarrier
  • diversity, Multiple-input Multiple-output (MIMO)
  • multiple access techniques
  • wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
  • medium access control
  • research project and simulation work using MATLAB software tools.

Advanced Digital Communications

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

The aim of the module is to introduce you to advanced topics in digital communications, and to provide you with up-to-date knowledge and skills required in the design and performance evaluation of wireless digital communication systems.

The following topics will be covered:

  • overview of digital communications
  • aims and constraints of the digital communication system designer
  • wireless communication fading channels
  • digital modulation
  • probability of error performance
  • bandwidth efficiency
  • adaptive modulation
  • error control coding
  • block coding
  • convolutional coding
  • interleaving
  • trellis coded modulation
  • spread spectrum
  • orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
  • multiuser communications
  • research project and simulation work using MATLAB software tools.

Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

The module will introduce you to programming digital signal processors to perform digital filtering of signals in one or two dimensions.

You will learn to use the appropriate toolchain in order to code, compile, execute and debug your own software running on a modern ARM DSP core.

You will implement FIR and IIR filters on one dimensional signals and frame based processing of two dimensional signals such as images.

Finite Element Analysis

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Topics include:

  • introduction to finite-element modelling methods and software
  • preparation of the graphical interface
  • setting up a model
  • mesh generation
  • stress analysis
  • nodal analysis and dynamic modelling
  • interfacing with other packages and the use of exchangeable formats
  • checking a solution
  • debugging and validation of the modelling process.

Heat Transfer Applications

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Topics covered include:

  • heat exchanger theory, design, analysis and applications
  • applications of convective heat transfer to changes of phase (boiling and condensation)
  • boundary layer theory, integral equations and scale analysis
  • applications of heat transfer instrumentation, temperature and heat flux, and associated errors.

Infrastructure, Innovation and Sustainability

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Infrastructure-systems provide the foundation for a large proportion of modern economic activity. Such systems enable people, resources, energy and information to move around the world. But the production and operation of infrastructure presents significant policy and managerial challenges – it is typically organisationally complex and requires a variety of public and private organisations to work together to plan, design, build and operate it.

We explore innovation in infrastructure from a variety of public, private and civil society perspectives to produce an integrated understanding of how innovation takes place and which tools and techniques can be used to understand and improve modern infrastructure.

The module is focused on providing you with the skills and knowledge required for careers in strategically important infrastructure industries and projects involving clients, architects, engineers, contractors, government agencies, users and other stakeholders. The skills, knowledge and business-model focus of the course, together with the emphasis on learning across sectors, will generate transferable skills that will be valuable to students interested in the management and regulation of large complex organisations in a wide range of settings.

Managing Intellectual Property

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Protecting intellectual assets has become a key success factor for organisations in the knowledge-based economy. This module provides you with the knowledge and tools for managing intellectual property (IP), and how best to deploy and appropriate these to create value from the perspective of both private and public-sector organisations. More specifically, you will gain an understanding of IP strategies and approaches in multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises as well as universities and research institutes. You will learn about patents and copyrights as instruments to protect IP as well as develop an understanding of less formal, alternative approaches.

Satellite and Space Systems

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Fundamentals of space missions:

  • Evolution of space activities
  • launch vehicles
  • orbital dynamics.

Spacecraft systems:

  • attitude control of spacecraft
  • telemetry and telecommand
  • spacecraft thermal control
  • spacecraft power systems. 

Mission environmental and engineering requirements:

  • hostile environment
  • system reliability
  • space and ground segments. 

Applications of Satellite Space Technology:

  • communication satellites
  • navigation satellites
  • GPS and tracking systems
  • remote sensing from space for environmental security
  • the role of satellite imagery for monitoring international arms control treaties and in the control of nuclear proliferation
  • the role of space systems for border security and systems.

Wearable Technologies

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

In this module you will learn about the fundamentals of wearable technologies, including:

  • technological (computing, communication, sensing, energy
  • algorithmic (signal processing and machine learning)
  • applicative aspects through a combination of theoretical analysis and hands-on experimentation.

You will learn what the unique characteristics offered by wearable technologies are. For example: accurate sensing of body and physiological parameters, which enables a "smart assistant" capable of reacting to the user's activities and needs. You will also learn about the unique challenges posed by their development alongside choice of technologies and human factors.

Throughout the module you will apply the theory in experimental laboratories using one of our custom wearable platforms.

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