MSc in Cyber-Secure Manufacturing

General

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Program Description

About

Developed in response to growing threats posed by Industry 4.0 and the development of Smart Factories. This course has been developed for manufacturing engineers/managers to help protect manufacturing systems and machines against cyber threats.

Who is it for?

This course develops the expertise of graduates interested in pursuing careers tackling cybersecurity challenges and technologies in manufacturing.

Why this course?

Developed with academics and industry from manufacturing and the defence and security sector to address the current career demand in the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity it combines Cranfield's long-standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters programmes in the manufacturing, and security and defence sectors.

This course addresses the main challenges in smart manufacturing, such as to:

  • Identify cyber threats in manufacturing systems from cloud
  • Protect manufacturing systems from cyber attacks
  • Improve incident response and disaster recovery in manufacturing systems
  • Assess the cost of cybersecurity solutions for manufacturing systems.

Students benefit from our wide range of equipment, analysis tools and specialist software packages.

Course details

Eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project. Students are also supported in their learning and personal development through exposure to; industry seminars, group poster session, group discussions, group presentations, video demonstrations, case studies, laboratory experiments, coursework and project work.

Compulsory modules

All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course

  • Modern Manufacturing and Security Challenges
  • Operations Management
  • Secure IoT and System Architecture
  • Secure Cloud Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Data Mining Technology for Cyber Threat Identification
  • Security of Machine Tool Systems
  • Cyber Thinking and Practice in Manufacturing

Entry requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent in computer/computing/information science, or the international equivalent of these qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered. Manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, electronics or other engineering graduates who wish to develop their careers in these sectors.

Suitable for graduates with computer/computing/information science degrees who are interested in pursuing a career in informatics and manufacturing sectors.

Your career

Cranfield's applied approach and close links with industry mean 93% of our graduates find jobs relevant to their degree or go on to further study within six months of graduation. Our careers team support you while you are studying and the following graduation with workshops, careers fairs, vacancy information and one-to-one support.

On successful completion of this course graduates should have a diversity of job opportunities, mainly in the following job markets:

  • Manufacturing informatics
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Cloud computing
  • Big data analysis.
Last updated May 2020

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