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Taught courses (MPhil and MRes)

Taught courses (MPhil and MRes)

MPhil programmes

We offer five full-time one year taught programmes in various specialist areas of Engineering. These Masters' programmes are assessed by a combination of coursework, examinations and dissertations and lead to the award of an MPhil degree. Further details about each of the programmes can be found on the individual courses' websites, and on the University's online course directory.

MPhil in Energy Technologies

The world faces major challenges in meeting the current and future demand for sustainable and secure energy supplies. The MPhil in Energy Technologies course is designed for graduates who want to help tackle these problems by developing practical engineering solutions, and who want to learn more about the fundamental science and the technologies involved in energy utilisation, electricity generation, energy efficiency, and alternative energy.

MPhil in Sustainable Development

The Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil course is designed for graduates who want to help tackle pressing global problems by developing practical engineering solutions. The course is about recognising that engineers have to operate within an increasingly complex set of constraints, and therefore must be capable of dealing with a range of challenges. The subject is based on some very straightforward principles: it is about living within Earth’s finite limits and resources, helping everyone on the planet to achieve an acceptable quality of life; acting as stewards of the environment for future generations; dealing with complexity; and handling the many trade-offs which have to be made.

MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management

The aim of ISMM is to equip numerate graduates with the academic skills, personal development and industrial experience to be immediately effective in their early careers in industry. ISMM is very different from any other academic course: it combines traditional academic teaching material with a series of industrial visits, industrial seminars, skills development and projects in industry. ISMM is a very intensive programme that gives a direct experience of many different industries, cultures and working environments. In addition to the lectures, the projects present real challenges in genuine industrial and business environments.

MPhil in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence

This is an 11 month MPhil programme, taught from within our Information Engineering Division, with a unique, joint emphasis on the expanding areas of machine learning and machine intelligence, including speech and language technology and computer vision. The course aims to teach the state of the art in machine learning and machine intelligence; to give students the skills and expertise necessary to take leading roles in industry; and to equip students with the research skills necessary for doctoral study.

MPhil in Nuclear Energy 

The MPhil programme in Nuclear Energy, provided by the department in collaboration with the Cambridge Nuclear Energy Centre and co-sponsored by a Nuclear Energy Industry Club, is a one-year full-time nuclear technology and business master's programme for engineers, mathematicians and scientists who wish to make a difference to the problems of climate change and energy security by developing nuclear power generation. The combination of nuclear technology with nuclear policy and business makes the course highly relevant to the challenges of 21st-century energy needs, whether in the UK or in countries across the globe.

MRes programme

In addition to the MPhil programmes, we also offer three full-time one year taught MRes programmes, which are part of our Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). Only one of these is available as a standalone Masters course, the others are only available as part of the CDTs.

MRes in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems

This programme is designed to begin to equip students for engineering leadership positions, developing a high level of understanding and skills in photonic and electronic systems, in particular, the fundamentals of the field together with technology, systems and applications knowledge, and some research experience.