Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeship

Cranfield University · School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

A first or second-class UK Honours degree in a relevant science, engineering or related discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Alternative relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.
To study for a formal award with us you will need to demonstrate that you can communicate effectively in English in an academic environment prior to the start of the course.
Most applicants meet our English language requirements by having previously obtained a higher education level qualification from a UK university.
Applicants without UK qualifications can usually meet the English requirement through employment in the UK (a minimum of 5 years continuous employment immediately prior to the start of the course is required), providing you can supply a reference from your current employer which explicitly confirms you are able to communicate effectively in English.
Apprenticeship requirements
As part of all Higher-Level Apprenticeships in England (this includes all apprenticeship provision at Cranfield University), it is a requirement by the Education and Skills Funding Agency that an apprentice holds or achieves an approved level 2 qualification in Mathematics and English before they can successfully complete the apprenticeship. Such evidence can include GCSE/O Level grade C/4 or higher.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeship MSc programme is unique and innovative compared to other courses as it takes a systems view to offer awareness and hands-on knowledge to design and develop digital technologies and solutions (including AI/Machine learning, digital twins, AR/VR, data analytics, data management) across industries that rely on complex engineered products and services. We will blend technical and managerial skills to promote the creation, adoption, and evolution of digital technologies and solutions. We will also take an innovative approach to deliver the course with cutting edge blended learning methods.

The course will significantly improve the career prospects of students as they will be equipped with the skills to not only choose the right digital technologies and solutions across the life cycle of complex engineered assets, but also they will be capable to apply their knowledge to create solutions to significant challenges.

The Digital and Technology Solutions MSc is a world-leading programme developed by Cranfield with close engagement with industry sectors such as defence, aerospace, rail, and wider manufacturing. Designed for industry professionals to fit around demanding careers, the course has been designed to develop the skills to lead change in business through digital technologies.

Information for international students

Cranfield University is a truly international community where students from all over the world come together for their education. When you study with us you are not only choosing a UK specialist postgraduate university, you are choosing a university with an international community and truly global reputation.

As one of our students at Cranfield University, you will benefit from our stimulating and professional learning environment giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills to achieve a global career, as well as the chance to make worldwide friendships along the way.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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