Taught course

Engineering Smart Systems

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on entry requirements.

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 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 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.

Siemens Connected Curriculum

At Manchester Metropolitan University, our engineering courses are industry-driven and closely aligned with Siemens Connected Curriculum. This means our students can get involved in projects led by Siemens and gain exposure to modern industry software to equip them with the skills to hit the ground running in their careers. Together, we aim to ensure that the next generation of engineers can use technology to help solve the global challenges we face today.

Watch a video about the Siemens Connected Curriculum to learn more about the opportunities available to MSc students.

Optional placement year

Put theory into practice with an industry placement, boosting your career prospects and gaining specialist expertise and transferrable professional skills.

Careers 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. You’ll also be well placed to enter a PhD or an Engineering Doctorate course, should you wish to continue your studies.

Some of our MSc Engineering Smart Systems graduates have gone to work for international companies.

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 can help you find the role that’s right for you.

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.

Fees and funding

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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