Taught course

Engineering Smart Systems

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

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Entry requirements

You’ll need a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in engineering, physics, mathematics, computing or equivalent. Applicants with relevant and extensive professional experience in the relevant fields will be considered.

English requirements: IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international.

Months of entry


Course content

Smart technology is the future. Machines that talk to each other, learn from their surroundings and respond accordingly – think autonomous robots – are the shape of things to come. On this MSc Engineering Smart Systems course, you’ll put yourself at the centre of these exciting technological developments, working at the forefront of Industry 4.0.

Our new interdisciplinary masters course focuses on applied skills. It will give you the ability to manage forward-thinking technical strategies, and the skills to deploy the latest digital technologies across the engineering sector.

You’ll study a range of core units, exploring the key technological and manufacturing foundations of Industry 4.0. You’ll also develop professional skills with two project management units, where you will learn the principles behind delivering innovation to industry.

In our high-tech facilities, you’ll learn to use the tools and equipment you’ll come across in the workplace. Throughout it all, you’ll have the support of our experienced teaching and research staff, who will ensure that what you learn is 100% relevant to industry. And, with technical, real-world thinking and project management skills, you will have a proven ability, ready to play a constructive role in shaping our technological future.

Career prospects

Independent thinkers with both technical expertise and a strong grasp of modern management techniques are in high demand across the industry.

On this interdisciplinary and innovative masters we aim to prepare you to take a significant role in shaping digital strategies within business. We’ll equip you to be able to adapt to change in this fast-moving sector and to contribute to the overall Industrial Strategy.

When you graduate, you could move into a role as an engineer, consultant or a project manager straight away. You’ll also be well placed to enter a PhD or an Engineering Doctorate course.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, and for up to three years after you finish your course. Dedicated careers and employability advisors in the Department of Engineering and the University Careers Service will help you find the role that’s right for you.

Meet our Many Faces of Engineering

We are celebrating the achievements of talented people in Engineering, some of whom are alumni from Manchester Met.

From Engineers working in innovation, research and development, to PhD students and academics working at the cutting-edge of Engineering and Smart Systems, meet our Many Faces of Engineering.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK see our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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