Connected Autonomous Vehicle Systems MSc 2020/21 entry

Course code:

EECT097

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Location independent

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:

Available on request

Find out more

Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

07392 096215


DFarmah@cueltd.co.uk

Course code:

EECT097

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Location independent

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:

Available on request

Find out more

Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

07392 096215


DFarmah@cueltd.co.uk

Course code:

EECT097

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Location independent

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:

Available on request

Find out more

Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

07392 096215


DFarmah@cueltd.co.uk

Overview

This Connected Autonomous Vehicle Systems (CAVS) MSc course is designed to provide students from a software engineering, computer science and other similar backgrounds with the required critical skills, upon successful completion, to produce robust and safe Automated Driving Systems (ADS) for use in Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) applications.

The course is intended for graduates with existing computer science related specialisations at degree level, or individuals with prior industrial experience who are looking to specialise or transition into the CAV sector.

Coventry University’s current connection and delivery with HORIBA MIRA is a unique offering, distinguishing the course from others in the market. The course is designed to help develop and nurture vital organisational, planning, and policy skills, upon successful completion of the course. These include presenting and project planning, as well as developing a contextual understanding of CAV technology in areas such as ethics and its societal impact.

To enquire or book, please contact:
Deepak Farmah: DFarmah@cueltd.co.uk
Nicola Maclean: NMaclean@cueltd.co.uk

You can also download the course brochure.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city
MIRA Technology Institute

MIRA Technology Institute

Course information

This course focuses on the software and computer systems required by Automated Driving Systems (ADS), as opposed to the physical engineering and electrical aspects.

You will cover topics such as sensor fusion, localisation, planning, communications, and human interaction. A special focus will be paid to safety, cybersecurity, testing, and validation of CAVS, with these topics delivered by industrial partner HORIBA MIRA in order to ensure their real-world relevance.

This course includes the Consultancy Global Professional Development module developed in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Mandatory modules:

    • CAV Safety (HORIBA MIRA)
    • CAV Verification and Validation (HORIBA MIRA)
    • CAV Cybersecurity (HORIBA MIRA)
    • CAV Human factors (Coventry University)
    • CAV Communication (Coventry University)
    • CAV Vision (Coventry University)
    • CAV Dynamics and Kinematics(Coventry University)
    • CAV Perception (Coventry University)
    • Individual Project (Coventry University supported by HORIBA MIRA)
    • Global Professional Development – Consultancy (Coventry University)

     

    We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Enables students to explore the current and emerging technologies and applications for CAVs.
  • Provides qualified software engineering and science graduates with the opportunity to advance their software engineering proficiency and develop new skills and knowledge within the area of CAVs.
  • Aims to prepare students to make significant contributions to their professions, the economy and society.
  • The course uses industry-led learning, underpinned by research inspired teaching to provide students with a transformative learning experience.
  • Aims to provide a great educational environment that gives access to both academic and industrial experience within the field of CAVs.
  • Provides students with the opportunity to deal with complex issues and to demonstrate self-direction and develop transferable skills such as teamwork, professional communication, leadership, and management approaches, upon successful completion.
  • Safety of autonomous vehicles
  • Methods for verifying and validating connected autonomous systems, with respect to applicable legislation and standards
  • Securing connected systems and evaluating the security of CAV systems
  • Human-autonomy interaction, aspects of human processing and human performance when interacting with CAV systems
  • Communication media and protocols for CAV systems
  • Perception of CAV systems, with particular emphasis on machine vision
  • Vehicle dynamics as applied to automotive vehicles
  • Professional development

This course is a one year full-time course. Teaching is expected to take place at the MIRA Technology Institute located on the MIRA Technology Park near Nuneaton. MIRA Technology Institute is a bespoke global centre for specialist skills in key areas of emerging automotive technology.

Modules will be delivered as a combination of lectures, practical laboratory sessions, online learning, problem classes, seminars, discussions and tutorials, as appropriate for the topic.

The individual project involves research and analysis of current advances and issues in the CAVS industry, with a view to producting a substantial piece of work in the field of connected autonomous vehicles.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include practical coursework, phase tests, viva and both individual assignments and group-work elements. Formative assessment is used throughout the course through timetabled tutorial and lab activities.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine and apply appropriate security methods to ensure responsible development of CAV systems.
  • Critically assess the use of communications technologies for inter/intra vehicle communications.
  • Demonstrate the application of legal and ethical requirements associated with CAVs in an industrial and/or societal context.
  • Select and apply appropriate methods to solve complex CAV vision problems.
  • Determine and implement appropriate testing and validation strategies to ensure responsible development practises.
  • Identify and apply appropriate solutions to ensure safe and responsible control of CAV systems.
  • Critically assess the use of CAVs to address and mitigate societal challenges, improving environmental and social welfare at the local and global level.
  • Select and implement appropriate methods to solve complex CAV sensor fusion problems.
  • Effectively communicate research, concepts, solutions and recommendations, and demonstrate a professional approach to presentations, teamwork and leadership.
  • Apply the necessary study and research skills to support the analytical, critical and reflective requirements of written assessments.

Modules will be taught following a block delivery pattern over 1 year. Module material is delivered in a single week, followed by 2 weeks of self-directed study and completion of coursework. The teaching week is Monday through to Friday, whole days with breaks.

A 15-credit module will typically have about 30 hours of contact time associated with it. This will include a combination of, but may not be limited to, lectures, small-group sessions, laboratory sessions and support sessions. In addition, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

Applicants applying to the MSc Connected Autonomous Vehicle System course will ideally have:

  • Been awarded an honours degree in Computing, Computer Science, Software Development, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or any other relevant discipline (minimum 2:2) or hold an equivalent qualification.
  • Programming experience ideally in C++ and/or Python, although this may have taken the form of a foundational CPD.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to a ‘relevant discipline, equivalent qualification or programming experience’ please fill in our “request information” form.

Applicants applying to the MSc Connected Autonomous Vehicle System course will ideally have:

  • Been awarded an honours degree in Computing, Computer Science, Software Development, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or any other relevant discipline (minimum 2:2) or hold an equivalent qualification.
  • Programming experience ideally in C++ and/or Python, although this may have taken the form of a foundational CPD.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to a ‘relevant discipline, equivalent qualification or programming experience’ please fill in our “request information” form.

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit in the coming years, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Applicants applying to the MSc Connected Autonomous Vehicle System course will ideally have:

  • Been awarded an honours degree in Computing, Computer Science, Software Development, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or any other relevant discipline (minimum 2:2) or hold an equivalent qualification.
  • Programming experience ideally in C++ and/or Python, although this may have taken the form of a foundational CPD.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to a ‘relevant discipline, equivalent qualification or programming experience’ please fill in our “request information” form.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

Available on request (per year)


January 2021

Available on request (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

Available on request (per year)


January 2021

Available on request (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

Available on request (per year)


January 2021

Available on request (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

This course may incur additional costs associated with any travel to MIRA Technology Park, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

This course has been designed in collaboration with HORIBA MIRA in order to prepare learners for the rapidly growing industry of Connected Autonomous Vehicles, upon successful completion. The focus on the systems that allow these vehicles to operate aims to prepare graduates for potential careers in connected autonomous vehicle design, infrastructure development and much more in this exciting and expanding field, upon successful completion.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.