Taught course

Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Institution
University of Warwick · Warwick Manufacturing Group
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the equivalent of a UK first or second class honours degree (minimum Bachelor 2:2 (Hons). If you are a non-native English speaker you will need to submit an English test result equivalent to IELTS 6.5

How to apply

To make an application to a WMG Master’s course, applications must be made online.

You can apply now, even if you do not yet have all the necessary documents ready; if necessary we will make you a conditional offer until you provide them.

You will need to provide

  • A completed application form & application fee.
  • A Personal Statement, which can be included in the online application.
  • A transcript of marks awarded so far (if you are currently studying) OR a final transcript / degree certificate* (if you have completed your studies).
  • English test result (if applicable)
  • One reference. If you completed studies less than 2 years ago, this should be an academic reference.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Designed for

SCAV is designed for engineering or STEM subject graduates It is particularly suitable for those with a background in electronics, electrical engineering, control systems, or communications who want to play a role in the development of connected and autonomous vehicles, and the Intelligent Transportation Systems Network.

What the course will provide

With the advent of smart, connected and autonomous 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 we aim to address the knowledge-gap in the areas of machine learning, automated control strategies, connectivity, and communication infrastructure, cybersecurity protocols, emerging automotive networks and robust automotive embedded systems within the context of smart, connected and autonomous vehicles.

Course structure and assessment

The curriculum is divided in nine taught modules (five core modules, and four elective modules) and the project. After each taught module, you will complete a post-module assignment. Your project is worth 50% of your final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills. Leveraging the close partnerships that WMG has with key organisations within the automotive supply chain, it is envisaged that your project will have an industrial sponsor and be closely aligned with overcoming a real-world problem in the areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability, or smart, connected and autonomous vehicles. Many of the projects will feed directly into larger research programmes and will require you to liaise directly with senior academics, researchers, and industry partners.

Modules

  • Sensor and Sensor Fusion
  • Human-Technology Interaction
  • Robust Automotive Embedded Systems
  • Networks and Communications for the Connected Car
  • Machine Intelligence and Data Science

In addition to the above core modules, four elective modules must be chosen from the full module list on our website.

Future career prospects

Graduates of this MSc will understand a myriad of factors contributing towards the performance and dependability of connected and autonomous vehicles and will be well placed to continue professional work within R&D.

Information for international students

Application advice can be given through the WMG admissions team wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk or through any one of our overseas support offices and agents. An extensive list of overseas representatives is available at our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£13,440
International students
£24,640

WMG will be awarding over £700,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2018.

Offer holders are invited to apply for the WMG excellence scholarship, application deadline is May 20th. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please see here.

There are also bursaries available for nationals from Syria, Turkey, Iran and Latin America.

For information on other funding opportunities, please visit the WMG funding webpage or the University of Warwick Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Cathy Fawcett
Email
c.r.fawcett@warwick.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)24 7657 5889