A new postgraduate course developing the next generation of manufacturing engineers who are able to protect manufacturing systems and machines again cyber threat. This course combines Cranfield's long standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters programmes in the manufacturing, and security and defence sectors.Start Month
Full Time/ Part Time
A first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent in computer/computing/information science, or the international equivalent of these qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered. Manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, electronics or other engineering graduates who wish to develop their careers in these sectors.
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:
IELTS - 6.5
TOEFL - 92
Pearson PTE Academic - 65
Cambridge English Scale - 180
Cambridge English: Advanced - C
Cambridge English: Proficiency - C
In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.Duration
Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years, Full-time PgCert - one year, Part-time PgCert - two years, Full-time PgDip - one year, Part-time PgDip - two yearsCourse Format
Part-time option pending University approval.
Developed in response to growing threats posed by Industry 4.0 and the development of Smart Factories. This course has been developed for manufacturing engineers/managers to help protect manufacturing systems and machines against cyber threats.Who is it for
This course develops the expertise of graduates interested in pursuing careers tackling cybersecurity challenges and technologies in manufacturing.Why this course
Developed with academics and industry from manufacturing and the defence and security sector to address the current career demand in Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity it combines Cranfield's long standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters programmes in the manufacturing, and security and defence sectors.
This course addresses the main challenges in smart manufacturing, such as to:
- Identify cyber threats in manufacturing systems from cloud
- Protect manufacturing systems from cyber attacks
- Improve incident response and disaster recovery in manufacturing systems
- Assess the cost of cybersecurity solutions for manufacturing systems.
Students benefit from our wide-range of equipment, analysis tools and specialist software packages.Informed by Industry
In partnership with the MTA (The Manufacturing Technologies Association).
Cranfield courses receive strong support from our industrial partners. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and all teaching is in the context of industrial application. This course provides industrially relevant projects and transferable skills for developing graduates entering into this cutting-edge market.
Your teaching team
Delivered by academic staff from the Manufacturing Informatic Centre and the Centre of Cyber Security and Information Systems:
- Dr Hongmei He
- Professor Tetsuo Tomiyama
- Dr Charalampos (Harris) Makatsoris
- Dr Konstantinos Salonitis
- Dr Jorn Menhen
- Dr Yifan Zhao
- Dr Christopher Turner
- Jeremy Hilton
- Lorraine Dodd
- Professor Ashutosh Tiwari
- Dr Christos Emmanouilidis
- Paul Morantz
- Professor Rafal Zbikowski
- Dr Ip-Shing Fan
- Dr Essam Shehab
- Dr Nikos Tapoglou
- Dr Benny Tjahjono
- Dr Patrick McLaughlin.
Cranfield University has strong industry links and the visiting lecturers for this course include, amongst other key industry speakers:
- Professor Ben Azvine - Global Head of Security Research and Innovation at BT
- Russell Cameron - Market Director, Civil Government and Infrastructure at Atkins.
Accreditation is being sought for the MSc in Cyber Secure Manufacting from the Insitution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Instituion of Engineering & Technology (IET) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAes) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
British Computer Society (BCS)
- Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
- Royal Aeronautical Society (RAes)
- Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
- British Computer Society (BCS).
Eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project. Students are also supported in their learning and personal development through exposure to; industry seminars, group poster session, group discussions, group presentations, video demonstrations, case studies, laboratory experiments, coursework and project work.
The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers and is usually in collaboration with industry. It provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project, finding solutions to real-life challenges in manufacturing informatics. As a result of external engagement Cranfield students enjoy a higher degree of success when it comes to securing employment. Prospective employers value the student experience where team working to find solutions to industrially based problems are concerned.
The individual thesis project, usually in collaboration with industry, offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide solutions to real problems in manufacturing production systems.Assessment
Taught modules 40%, Group project 20%, Individual project 40%Core modules
- Modern Manufacturing and Security Challenges
- Operations Management
- Secure IoT and System Architecture
- Secure Cloud Manufacturing
- Manufacturing Systems Engineering
- Data Mining Technology for Cyber Threat Identification
- Security of Machine Tool Systems
- Cyber Thinking and Practice in Manufacturing
To help students in finding and securing appropriate funding we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs.
Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)
The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is a funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for full-time UK/EU students studying technology-based MSc courses.
To help students find and secure appropriate funding, we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs.Your career
Cranfield's applied approach and close links with industry mean 93% of our graduates find jobs relevant to their degree or go on to further study within six months of graduation. Our careers team support you while you are studying and following graduation with workshops, careers fairs, vacancy information and one-to-one support.
On successful completion of this course graduates should have a diversity of job opportunities, mainly in the following job markets:
- Manufacturing informatics
- Manufacturing engineering
- IoT (Internet of Things)
- Cloud computing
- Big data analysis