Internet of Things
Duration & study mode
1 year full-time, typically 2 years part-time
Engineering & Computing
Course starting dates
Paisley: January, September
Gartner estimated that the total number of IoT devices will hit 26 billion units by 2020. Our MSc Internet of Things course is a postgraduate course focusing on teaching advanced IoT topics. As a student you will develop practical skills through a comprehensive understanding of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of IoT technologies within industry and academia.
Cisco forecasted that the IoT will become a £13 trillion market – approximately six times the growth rate of the overall information technology market. Choosing our Internet of Things course will enable you to gain the essential knowledge and skills to be placed in the internet technologies and telecommunications industries.
In the programme, unique and challenging modules are introduced for example Mobile networks and smartphone applications, Data mining and visualization, in addition to Ethics for IT professionals and Object oriented analysis and design that provide the basics for Internet of Things (IoT).
Advanced wireless networking technologies and Internet of Things are introduced to in depth knowledge of the field. In addition, two modules which focus on research and the latest trends in the field, namely, Research design and methods and Emerging topics in smart networks, help to define and complete the research project on time.
Our MSc Internet of Things has a limited number of fully-funded tuition fees scholarships have been granted by the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems (CENSIS) for the September 2018.
To be considered for this scholarship, you should indicate this in your Personal Statement of the online application. Scholarships are competitive and are awarded on a first come, first served basis to applicants who have been awarded and have accepted an unconditional offer of study and are normally eligible for SAAS funding. SAAS residency eligibility criteria applies.
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
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You will normally possess an appropriate undergraduate qualification: Honours Degree (2.2 or above) in Computing/ Engineering (or relevant disciplines) from a UK academic institute or an equivalent 4-year international degree qualification.
You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.
General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
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West African Senior School Certificate of Education (WASSCE) including acceptance of WAEC Scratchcard*
*UWS will accept a WAEC scratchcard confirming that an applicant has achieved C6 or above as evidence of meeting English language requirement from Nigeria if the student graduated within the last 5 years. After 5 years applicants would be required to provide the WAEC Certificate.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are:
Modules you will study focus on:
All modules respect the themes of Internet of Things.
You will also be introduced to unique and challenging modules, for example:
Optional modules include:
Two of the modules you will study focus on research and the latest trends in the field, namely:
These modules will help to define and complete your research project on time.
Teaching takes the form of:
Our assessment methodology is influenced by the learning outcomes to be tested and employs a range of methods including:
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.
You will be prepared to enter research and developmental positions in academia. Other roles you will be able to apply for include:
Successful completion of our course prepares you for advanced research studies in related technology areas. You will also have the priority to be admitted to the MPhil/PhD degree courses.
Remote surgery, driverless cars and smooth mobile HD streaming could all become a reality thanks to pioneering research taking place at UWS.
UWS computing researchers Jose Alcaraz-Calero and Qi Wang are the technical leads on the SELFNET project, which is developing a ‘self-healing’ mobile network. The new network is 1,000 times faster than 4G, delivering dramatic improvements to quality of user experience, reliability and security – and unlocking a wealth of new online opportunities.
”SELFNET will allow 5G networks to make possible things that would have been considered science fiction just a few years ago.”
As part of this course, you will hear from PhD students who are working on the 5G mobile project, and the course content will be updated to reflect the findings of this work.
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