Whether you are an engineering student or engineering professional, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to pursue or enhance your career in the IoT industry. The course will also appeal to aspiring entrepreneurs that are keen on starting their own IoT ventures.
This MSc will help you explore a range of technical fields, such as computing, electronics, telecommunications, computer networks, informatics, data analytics, cyber security, and software engineering.
What are the billions of smart 'things' in the Internet of Things? Find out on this programme and learn how to help shape the emerging IoT industry by understanding how to address the engineering challenges and exploit the limitless opportunities.”
Professor Tom Chen, Programme Director.
The City, University of London Internet of Things with Entrepreneurship MSc will help you:
The UK Government allocated £40 million in IoT research in the 2015 budget, calling it "the next stage of the information revolution, connecting up everything from urban transport to medical devices to household appliances." (source)
To apply for this course, you should hold the minimum of a second-class honours degree, or the equivalent in an engineering, scientific or mathematical discipline.
Suitable industrial experience will be considered, such as a few years in a related industry or start-up.
If you are an applicant whose first language is not English, the following qualifications are required:
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Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).
If a student leaves City after commencing but before completing their course, City reserves the right to charge the student the tuition/course fee for the full academic year (or full course for capacity limited post-graduate courses - up to a maximum of 2 years fees) in question. The student may be charged the full fee for that year or course as applicable unless the student is able to present justification that exceptional and unforeseeable reasons for their withdrawal exist.
City has introduced an instalment payment scheme which is available to certain categories of students, including taught postgraduate students. For students following the normal academic year, the annual fee may be paid in two equal instalments: the first on registering, the second on 31st January. If you wish to pay your fees by instalment you must pay the first instalment at or before registration, by cheque or credit/debit card. You must also supply your bank details or credit card details for payment of your second instalment which will be deducted automatically from your bank or credit card account on 31st January.
The School offers a range of generous scholarships, bursaries and prizes to applicants for this course:
You may apply for competitive three- to six-month placements offered by the informal industry advisory group, at the discretion of the companies involved. These currently include a wide range of IoT companies, including Device Authority and Intellicasa.
The course makes use of extensive electronics laboratories maintained by the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering for teaching.
We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.
Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.
Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.
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Academic staff from City’s Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering will deliver modules on this MSc. The Entrepreneurship module will be delivered by the Cass Business School.
The taught modules consist of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory coursework. Lectures will provide you with a solid theoretical understanding of relevant technical and business fields. Tutorials and labs give you opportunities for practical training and experience in each subject.
The programme focuses on a group and individual design project given by the informal industry advisory board or based on your own idea. A project fair at the beginning of the programme will disseminate project ideas and allow you to network with other students and industry advisors.
A Starter Weekend offered by Cass Business School will acquaint you with business plans and inspire new ventures. At the end of the programme, selected individual projects will compete as new ventures, which will be judged but not marked.
Various technical and business seminars will be held throughout the programme, approximately monthly. These seminars will be given mostly by industry professionals to reinforce knowledge in support of the group and individual design projects.
The design project/dissertation aims to provide you with the opportunity to deal with problems in areas where new subject knowledge is required. This involves literature search, assessment of the relevance of previous work, the development of the design task, self-directed research, and the presentation of results.
Assessment of the programme modules comprises written examinations and laboratory coursework. Each individual module coursework is combined with the written module examination to provide an overall module mark.
The Group Design Project will be assessed through an interim group report and a final group report, viva, and poster session.
The Individual Project is assessed primarily through a dissertation, but with contributions from an interim report, work carried out during the project period and oral examination.
Assessment criteria and grade-related criteria will be made available to you via programme handbooks, module specifications, on the virtual learning environment or attached to a specific assessment task.
In order to pass the course, you should complete successfully or be exempted from the relevant modules and assessments and acquire the required number of credits. You will also need to pass each part of the programme in order to progress to the following part.
The pass mark for each module is 50% for both coursework and examination combined.
This MSc is uniquely oriented around practical design projects, guided by an informal industry advisory group of IoT companies, including LG Electronics, CGI and Tivital.
The programme is made up of four core modules, two elective modules, and a final individual project. One of the core modules is a group design project, which will feed into the final individual project of your choice. Also, unique to this programme, another core module on entrepreneurship will be delivered by the Cass Business School on new product development and ventures.
If we have insufficient number of students interested in an elective module, this may not be offered. In rare cases, one or two elective modules may not run due to low interest or unanticipated changes in timetabling, including scheduling clashes, room and staff availability. If an elective module will not run, we will advise you at the beginning of every academic term or as soon as possible, and help you choose an alternative module.
The programme follows a normal 12-month pattern with two terms of taught modules followed by a four-month individual design project/dissertation. The electives are studied in the second term. The third term is reserved for the final individual project. Electronic equipment and labs will be made available for projects.
IoT is about the interconnection of smart "things", combining sensing, processing, communications, and data analysis for a broad range of everyday applications. The course covers the study, design, and development of "things" based on these technologies:
You will learn and apply technologies to design and create your own product that will contribute to the growing IoT industry. By engaging with representatives from industrial partners during the programme, you can develop your knowledge and skills for real-world applications.
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During the individual project, you will:
The MSc project may be carried out as a three to six-month placement in a company, depending on availability and qualifications.
The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the major technology influencing all aspects of our life, health, entertainments and society. As a graduate of this course, your skills and knowledge will open up opportunities in a range electronic communications fields that include the Internet, covering:
After your MSc studies, this course will also provide you with opportunities for further study, leading to a PhD.
City, University of London is located in central London near many large company sites, SMEs and start-up companies, and start-up incubators. As a graduate of this MSc, you may also further your careers by: