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Cyber Physical Systems MSc

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Cybernetics

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Cyber-physical systems integrate computation with physical objects and processes. Examples of cyber-physical systems are:

  • 'smart' devices in the home such as a smart meter or fridge
  • voice assistant devices
  • driverless vehicles
  • medical monitoring equipment
  • wearable devices
  • robotic assistants

Our course is designed for students with a background in computer science or a related field with analytical skills. You'll learn the principles of integrated system design and computational and cyber-physical systems methods and tools. Core modules will broaden your knowledge in key topics such as artificial intelligence, robotics and cybersecurity.

During the summer period, you will undertake an individual research project. This could be software-based or research-based. Collaboration with business, industry, and other outside bodies is encouraged.

Graduate destinations

The fourth industrial revolution is coming. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber-physical systems are all changing how we live and work.

With the skills gained from this degree, you could be developing the technology of the future. Careers could be in:

  • cyber security
  • financial technology (fintech)
  • networked systems
  • robotics and autonomous systems
  • smart product and service design and development
  • artificial intelligence engineering

You may choose to continue your research in this area with a PhD.


You will conduct a piece of empirical and/or theoretical research in an appropriate strand of the degree, under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Where appropriate, your project may also be conducted in conjunction with an external organisation and may involve a substantial software implementation.

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Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) with a background or interest for programming. Graduates from a science or engineering background will be considered with a 55% average mark.

University information

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering institution with a long and distinguished heritage in education. It is a research-intensive university, and a superb place to study for a postgraduate qualification. It offers excellent teaching and learning facilities and a wide network of professional partnership organisations offering plenty of career opportunities. Taught and research courses are available in a wide range of subject areas and...more

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