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Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - MSc (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

With intelligent 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 vehicluar 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 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, cyber-security protocols, emerging automotive networks and robust automotive embedded systems within the context of smart, connected and autonomous vehicles. It has extensive industrial support with the Industry Advisory Board consisting of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and RDM, among others.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

Listed below are the core modules for this course. To see detailed descriptions for each please click on the module titles:

Optional Modules:

Students with considerable experience in Technology Management or Computing and Programming may request exemption from these modules and replace them with electives selected from our wider list, which can be found here.

Teaching:

This course will have a combination of classroom and lab based learning. We blend seminars, with practical exercises, case studies, simulations, lab work, and industrial games to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the course material. Technology enabled learning, e-learning and forum activities also support classroom learning. Class sizes are kept small with around 20 students in each, to encourage interaction.

Four of the core modules will be 15 CAT points each, taught over two weeks, and three will be 10 CAT point taught over 1 week.

Contact Hours:

40 hours per week during module weeks (9.00am – 6.30pm). Occasionally, modules may be split over two weeks of 20 hours per week.

There are 9 x modules over the course of the year. Between modules, you will have workshops, supervisor meetings, industrial visits and will be working on Post Module Assignments and your dissertation.

Class Sizes:

20 – 30 per class, with smaller break out groups for syndicate activities

Workshops, labs, demos, and other syndicate activities: 6-8 per group

Assessment

There are no written exams. After each module you will be assessed by a written post-module assignment (PMA). This typically requires 40 – 60 hours of work and consolidates your learning. Some modules will also include an in-module individual or group assessment or test.

  • 7 x Post Module Assignments (50% of Master’s credit)
  • 20,000 dissertation (50% of Master’s credit)

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.

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Essential information

Course Code

P-H33P

Duration

Full-time: 1 year

(October 2019 - October 2020)

Part-time: 3 years

(October 2019 - October 2022)

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in STEM subjects, particularly Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, Communications, Physics or Mathematics.

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Department of Study

WMG

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Scholarships

WMG will be awarding over £700,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2019. Awards will be based on past academic achievement, previous experience, extracurricular activities, reasons for study, and your vision for the future.

Up to a total of 50 WMG Excellence Scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees. Awards will range from 25% to 50% fee discount.

This programme is eligible for WMG’s Women in Engineering Scholarship for all women participants.

Additional Course Costs

Printing and binding of two hard copies of your dissertation.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.

How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.