MSc in Cyber-secure Manufacturing

Cranfield University

Program Description

MSc in Cyber-secure Manufacturing

Cranfield University

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.

Informed by Industry

In partnership with the MTA (The Manufacturing Technologies Association).

Cranfield courses receive strong support from our industrial partners. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and all teaching is in the context of an industrial application. This course provides industrially relevant projects and transferable skills for developing graduates entering into this cutting-edge market.

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.

Group project

The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers and is usually in collaboration with industry. It provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project, finding solutions to real-life challenges in manufacturing informatics. As a result of the external engagement, Cranfield students enjoy a higher degree of success when it comes to securing employment. Prospective employers value the student experience where team working to find solutions to industrially based problems are concerned.

Individual project

The individual thesis project, usually in collaboration with industry, offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide solutions to real problems in manufacturing production systems.

Assessment

Taught modules 40%, Group project 20%, Individual project 40%

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.

English Language

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. Our minimum requirements are as follows:

IELTS Academic – 6.5 overall
TOEFL – 92
Pearson PTE Academic – 65
Cambridge English Scale – 180
Cambridge English: Advanced – C
Cambridge English: Proficiency – C

In addition to these minimum scores, you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.

We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).

Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking an IELTS for UKVI test.

Applicants who do not already meet the English language entry requirement for their chosen Cranfield course can apply to attend one of our Presessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. We offer Winter/Spring and Summer programmes each year to offer holders.

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 7, 2018
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1 - 3 years
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10,000 GBP
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