Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Industrial Communication and Automation

The prorgamme has been developed with the intention of enabling students who aspire to get a formal Master's degree to develop their skills in this sought after area and attain PROFIBUS certification. Industrial networks are transforming the way we design plants and factories, automate machines and produce goods. This highly regarded, specialist course covers the key components in industrial networking, communication protocols and advanced automation. Incorporating expertise in the School gained from close industry collaboration, you will study technologies relevant to communications for production and industry. You will learn how machines are networked, how data is managed and how systems operate; as well as how to make industrial processes more energy efficient and optimised for peak productivity and performance. You will also undertake a research project. Accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology is being sought for this course.

Entry requirements

A 2nd-Class UK Honours degree in engineering or science, or EU/international equivalent, or equivalent professional qualification, or unclassified degree or HND in engineering or science with relevant professional experience is usually required. Other equivalents will be considered on merit.

Course modules

Modules include: Industrial automation and communication; Master's research project; power, renewables and sustainability; sensing and imaging; energy distribution and management; bioengineering; applied digital signal processing.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of written reports, oral presentations, practical assignments and written examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

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