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Cyber-Secure Manufacturing MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Manufacturing (General) Internet Security Systems Computer Security Systems

Course type


Course Summary

This course develops the expertise of graduates interested in pursuing careers tackling cybersecurity challenges and technologies in manufacturing. Developed in response to growing threats posed by Industry 4.0 and the development of Smart Factories. This course has been developed for manufacturing engineers/managers to help protect manufacturing systems and machines against cyber threats. 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 it combines Cranfield's long standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters programmes in the manufacturing, and security and defence sectors.

This course addresses the main challenges in smart manufacturing, such as 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. Students benefit from our wide-range of equipment, analysis tools and specialist software packages. Accreditation is being sought for the MSc in Cyber Secure Manufacting from the Insitution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Instituion of Engineering & Technology (IET) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAes) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements. Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); Royal Aeronautical Society (RAes); Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET); British Computer Society (BCS).

Your career: 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. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to enable students to detect and prevent system intrusion, improve defence against targeted attacks and incident response, master modern technologies for security of machine tool systems and cyber-physical systems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have 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. Suitable for graduates with computer/computing/information science degrees who are interested in pursuing a career in informatics and manufacturing sectors.