Engineering for Intelligent Systems, MEng

Engineering for Intelligent Systems, MEng

The digital world is changing from a world of computers to a world of connected smart devices and intelligent systems embedded in the environment, commonly described as the Internet of Things. The future of technology is increasingly focused on bringing the virtual world into the real world through innovations such as home automation systems and smart watches. At the same time, there are hardware advances such as robots that can vacuum your floors, walk, dance, and even climb stairs. Developments in sensing technology allow people to play with games consoles by simply waving their arms. These trends will gain pace as technology moves away from the keyboard and screen to become truly embedded in the environment around you. The move towards smart interconnected devices will only be successful if companies can combine the traditional disciplines of computing and engineering to develop a new generation of intelligent systems that are designed to integrate together seamlessly. This degree programme is uniquely placed to provide you with the skills to be at the cutting edge of this new area by developing your skills as a cross-disciplinary innovator.

This MEng degree programme is a new programme, but it is strongly anticipated that it will be accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). See http://www.theiet.org for further information. This degree programme is four years long in full-time mode.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as a professional engineer who can work effectively with current and future engineering product/intelligent system development and production/implementation methods
  • To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and to be able to apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new products and technologies for the Internet of Things.

UCAS code

Please telephone the Enquiry Unit on 020 8331 9000

Department

Engineering Science

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

4 years full-time
5 years sandwich
Part-time mode available

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

340 UCAS points

FROM 2 or 3 A levels with an additional AS level (of which 80 points from A2 Mathematics or a Physical Science / numerate subject) OR BTEC/EdExcel ED at DDM including Distinction in Unit 4 and Unit 28

PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English, mathematics and a science) or equivalent.

* Qualifications not listed above will be considered on application.

* Where appropriate you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.

* Direct entry to stage 2 will be considered if applicants have FdSc, FdEng in an appropriate subject or a BTEC/EdExcel/SCOTVEC HND/C.

Assessment

Examinations, assignments and project/laboratory work.

Professional recognition

This is a brand new programme, but Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) accreditation is strongly anticipated.

Career options

A wide range of technology, engineering and computing-based careers, particularly in the fields of emerging technologies. A variety of professional roles within Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics and Computing. A number of former students have opted to create their own companies.

Course content

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Design and Materials
  • Practical and Experimental Skills
  • Engineering Professional Skills
  • Learning Support and Development for Engineering Programmes
  • Engineering Management
  • Materials for Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Programming for Engineers
  • Digital Electronics
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Sensors and Networks
  • Attributes for Employability and Professional Development
  • Individual and Group Industrial Projects
  • Distributed Networks
  • Secure Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Systems
  • User-Centred Design
  • Strategy and Management
  • Future Technologies
  • Distributed Systems
  • Embedded Electronics and Communications
  • Smart Grids and Sustainability
  • Digital Signal Processing

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