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Smart Manufacturing Systems MSc

UK

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What will I learn?

Five core technologies that are essential to raise the development of manufacturing and productivity to the levels required in the next 50 years are; Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, automation, internet of things (IoT) and industrial digital technologies (IDTs). The vast majority of industrial and commercial organisations in N. Ireland are substantially under-prepared for the challenges presented by these advances in technology and will need significant support to develop the capability and capacity to survive, compete internationally with innovative products while extracting greatly increased efficiencies from their processes. Smart Manufacturing Systems draws on each of these 5 key enablers to provide a platform for development where intelligent factories become the norm with connectivity data and IDTs at the heart of the workplace. Within Northern Ireland, there is a requirement to focus on research and teaching development of the integration of the five key technologies which are crucial for future industrialisation.

This MSc has been designed to provide tutelage in each of the key areas for industrial manufacture including, but not limited to robotics, automation and internet of things technologies, CAD/CAM, process management and the application of AI/machine learning in industry and business. The course provides an opportunity for the support of transfer of skills and expertise to company staff. It will be a location for them to re-train their staff in IDTs and become enabled, competent and confident in IDTs.

The part-time programme, with the taught modules delivered across the first two semesters during each of the first two years. Three taught modules are normally completed in each of the first two years. Each lecture will be hosted at the Magee campus. The project is normally completed in the third year, but may be 'fast-tracked' in year 2 (if desired).

Which department am I in?

Ulster University

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,360.00 (US$ 18,488) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Magee Campus

Northland Road,

Londonderry,

BT48 7JL, Northern Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelor degree. Normally the minimum English language entry requirement is IELTS (academic) of 6.0 (with no band score of less than 5.5).

For international students

Applicants must: (a) have gained: (i) a second class honours degree or better in the subject area of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or (ii) an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification and the qualification must be in the subject area of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline. The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. The TOEFL iBT score would be 80 with a minimum: L – 17; R – 18; S – 20; W– 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Ulster University

With an international reputation for teaching excellence, Ulster University offers students a welcoming and caring environment to live and study.

  • Scholarship of GBP 2,000 for international students
  • Guaranteed on-campus accommodation for overseas students
  • Among the top 50 universities in the UK
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