In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the minimum of a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in an engineering or STEM subject.
Candidates with a UK 2:2 (or equivalent) may be accepted upon demonstration of relevant professional experience.
SCAV is particularly suitable for those with a background in electronics, electrical engineering, control systems, communications engineering, physics or mathematics, who want to play a role in the development of connected and autonomous vehicles, and the Intelligent Transportation Systems Network.
Months of entry
With the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles on the horizon, the automotive industry in facing a huge developmental change. Learn to lead the autonomous vehicle revolution.
The strategic success of any industrial player in this area would depend on a ready availability of a skilled work-force within high level technical competencies, specifically catered for the automotive environment.
With the advent of intelligent vehicles on the horizon of technical advancements, the automotive industry is facing a developmental challenge. How do we develop a robust technical infrastructure to support the anticipated explosive growth in smart vehicular functions, communications systems and driverless cars? This demands a comprehensive understanding of the technology and a bottom-up approach ensuring robustness and dependability of Electronics, Communications (e.g. V-2-V, V-2-I) and Control Systems.
Through this MSc in Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, we aim to address the knowledge-gap in the areas of machine learning, automated control strategies, connectivity, and communication infrastructure, cyber-security protocols, emerging automotive networks and robust automotive embedded systems within the context of smart, connected and autonomous vehicles.
WMG at the University of Warwick has an established legacy of leading automotive research in collaboration with industry. Our unique experimental facilities enable academics and industry practitioners to work together and include:
- 3xD (Drive-in Driver-in-the-loop Driving) simulator facility
- Fully-functional complete vehicle electrical/electronic system (labcar)
- Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) facilities
- National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC)
This MSc programme has extensive industrial support with the Industry Advisory Board consisting of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), RDM and other industrial stakeholders. The course receives project and teaching support from a number of additional companies including: ON semiconductor, Oxfordshire City Council, National Instruments, AVL, IPG Automotive, Lumerical, Shell, CRA Risk Analysis, Konrad Technologies and Jaguar Land Rover.
Information for international students
If you are a non-native English speaker, we need to confirm that your English language competency is sufficiently good for you to get the most out of your Master's study. You therefore require you to take a SELT (Secure English Language Test) and submit your results as one of your academic requirements. If you are taking an IELTS test, we require a score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any one component). Please view our web page here for a full list of accepted tests, together with the grades required.
Fees and funding
WMG will be awarding over £1million in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2023.
WMG Excellence Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. These scholarships will award successful Offer Holders with up to 50% tuition fee reduction. For more information, please visit our scholarships web page.
For information on other funding opportunities, including our regional bursaries, please visit the WMG funding web page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- WMG Master's Team
- +44 (0)24 7657 5889