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Sensors, Data and Management

Course fees (2018/19 entry)

Option / fee Value
Home/EU full-time annual tuition fee: £6,825
Home/EU part-time tuition fee: N/A
International full time annual tuition fee: £14,450

Course type

MSc

School

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Study mode

Full Time

About your course

The MSc (sandwich) Sensors, Data and Management is an innovative programme designed to be an interface between the University and Industry. It provides appropriate training in leadership skills in addition to the technical learning gained through the taught modules and industry placement.

  • Course aims align with the strategies released by the UK Government, LJMU and the Industries
  • Study this personalised curriculum, designed with advice from industrial partners and emphasising an understanding of the concepts underpinning the theory, as well as its practical application within the real-world
  • Benefit from high quality teaching, supported by practical laboratory and group activities, with state-of-the-art hardware and software facilities and excellent technical support
  • Enjoy excellent student support from highly qualified academic tutors and student mentors
  • Embark on a 30 + week industrial placement in your second year of study having undergone a rigorous interview process with industrial partners
  • Undertake your industrial placement and write your dissertation in tandem between June and May. You will submit your dissertation in the third week of May 

Introduction to the School

The Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering has a long and distinguished history of teaching and research and an established reputation for producing excellent engineers and maritime professionals.

​All of our postgraduate courses are taught by academics active in industrially-oriented research and scholarship. Our teaching and research is supported by long-term partnerships with universities and employers in the UK and overseas.

Such links help ensure that our courses are kept up-to-date and that you have opportunities to develop skills and experience in solving realistic problems during your studies. It's also why we attract so many applicants from around the world and why our graduates are highly sought after by UK and international employers.

​Research excellence

The Department has an excellent record of high quality application-oriented research and knowledge transfer to business. It is home to the following internationally recognised research groups: 

  • Electrical Electronic Engineering Research Centre (Prof J Zhang, Prof E. Levi)
  • Liverpool Logistics Offshore and Marine Research Institute (Prof J. Wang)
  • Materials and Structures Research Group (Prof J Ren, Prof I Jones) 
  • General Engineering Research Institute - GERI (Prof Burton).

Research covers the following areas:

  • Microelectronic Systems
  • Electric Machines and Drives
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering and Materials, and Process Control
  • Logistics Offshore and Marine Research

Programme outline and structure

Industrial organisations across sectors have identified a gap in the market for Engineers with good leadership and interpersonal skills as well as technical ability.

​This programme aims to be an interface between the University and Industry, by providing appropriate training to our students, in interpersonal and leadership skills in addition to the traditional technical skills gained through the taught modules and the industrial placement. This programme can offer a fast route to charter status for local students, while providing real industrial exposure for international students through technical and interpersonal related training, and the industrial placement opportunity.

What you will study on this degree

There may be some changes before you start your course.

Year 1 Core Modules:

• Professional and Leadership skills

• Industrial Relationship

• Modelling and simulation

• Research Skills

• Sensor Networks and Data Analytics

• Advanced Programming

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment varies by module, but usually involves a combination of exams and coursework, including reports, essays and practical assignments.

Staff research interests

Dr Princy Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at LJMU. She received her PhD from King's College London.

​ Her research interests include energy-efficient protocols for wireless networks, intelligent algorithms for resilience in healthcare and transport related applications. A registered PRINCE2 ® practitioner and an avid collaborator, she coordinates a collaborative team from across Europe through research and funding applications. A Senior Fellow of the SFHEA, an executive committee member of RRUKA and a committee member of WIE, IEEE UK&I. She teaches modules around Wireless Sensor Networks, Data analytics, Embedded Systems, and Leadership skills. Her passion is to develop well-rounded future leaders.

Entry requirements (Home)

You will need:

  • a first class/2:1 BEng Honours degree in Electrical, Electronics or Telecommunications Engineering, or a related engineering discipline

OR

  • 2:2 BEng degree with relevant experience at leading teams or working with Sensors and Data Analytics
  • MEng graduates may qualify RPL for up to 20 credits if they have previously studied one of the option modules (or an equivalent) offered at M-level​ 
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Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.​

Entry requirements (International)

If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.​

Will I be interviewed?

​No

IELTS

6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component)

Pearson

58-64 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)

Is RPL accepted on this programme?

Yes


Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Financial support

Tuition fees

All students enrolled on postgraduate taught programmes at LJMU are liable to pay an annual tuition fee. You can opt to pay your tuition fees in full at the start of each academic year or in instalments. If you need advice about how to pay your tuition fees, please email LJMU's Student Funding Team.

Funding sources

There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From Postgraduate Masters Loans and Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDLs) to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you'll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.

Graduate employment

This programme has been designed to meet industry needs to recruit engineers with skills in industrial relationships and an awareness of the legal frameworks relating to employment and product liability.

Graduates will  leave LJMU with an accredited higher degree and the practical industry experiencerequired to take them straight into employment.

International Scholarships

Studying at LJMU offers international students excellent value for money and the opportunity to secure an internationally-respected qualification plus outstanding career prospects.

LJMU will be offering a range of prestigious international scholarships for students enrolling at the University from September 2016 onwards. These scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers and will be awarded to outstanding students accepted onto undergraduate courses, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees. The scholarships are available in 2016 to self-funding applicants who have accepted an offer to study at LJMU. In order to be considered for these scholarships, you must also complete an additional online scholarship application form. Please visit the international pages for more details.

A Bursary will be available for students who must complete the English for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies course to improve their IELTS score by 0.5 prior to enrolling on their undergraduate degree at the University. This Bursary takes the form of a tuition fee waiver, which will be deducted from your tuition fee when you enrol on your degree programme. You do not need to complete the online scholarship form in order to receive this Bursary. Please note: If you are awarded this Bursary you are not eligible to apply for an international scholarship.

International Foundation Year and International Year One programmes

LJMU offers international students the option of completing International Foundation Year and International Year One programmes at the University’s International Study Centre. These courses are managed and taught by Study Group, a world leader in education and training for international  students. For more details on the International Study Centre, go to www.ljmuisc.com/

English language qualifications

All international applicants must have an internationally recognised English language qualification, such as IELTS (International English Language Testing Service). Your English language qualification must have been certified within the last two years for verification purposes. LJMU will accept other UKVI-recognised English language tests providing you attain the appropriate level.

This table summarises the minimum scores required by LJMU.

Please note: your specific course requirements may differ.

For course-specific English Language requirements, click the Entry Requirements tab above.

To find out what qualifications are applicable in your country please visit the international pages.

Type of Programme IELTS Pearson
International Foundation Programme 4.5 50-57 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
Undergraduate degrees 6.0 50-57 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
MPharm 7.0 Not accepted

English language support to improve IELTS

If your English language level does not meet the required entry requirements for your course you may still be offered a place on the condition that you successfully complete an English for Undergraduate Study course at LJMU’s International Study Centre.

Please contact the International Study Centre and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers (www.ljmuisc.com/) or email: international@ljmu.ac.uk for more details.

Tuition fees

International students are liable to pay a minimum of 50% of their tuition fees when they complete their enrolment at the University. The outstanding balance must be paid in full within 4 months of your enrolment date.

Living Costs

When you apply for your visa or entry clearance, you will need to provide evidence of having enough money to support yourself for the duration of your programme and to pay for all of your living expenses. The good news is that the cost of living in Liverpool is one of the lowest in England, which means your money will go even further, allowing you to enjoy your student experience to the full.

In addition to academic fees, you must budget for living costs such as accommodation, food, clothing, books, local travel and entertainment. The UKVI requires that students studying outside London must have £7,200 to pay for their living costs (or £800 per month).

LJMU’s undergraduate courses run over an academic calendar of nine months so you will need to show that you have at least £7,200. If your course lasts 6 months you will need to demonstrate you have £4,800.

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Before you can apply for permission to enter or remain in the UK under Tier 4 you will require a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies or CAS. LJMU will only assign a CAS once you have satisfied the conditions of any offer made to you and you satisfy the University’s obligations as a Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor. For more details, visit the international students section.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme Certificate (ATAS)

If you have applied to study an Enhanced Undergraduate Degree (such as an MEng) course at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate.

You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website: www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/services-we-deliver/atas/who-atas/

Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team (int-admissions@ljmu.ac.uk)for guidance.

Your visa application

As soon as you have received an offer of a place at LJMU you should contact the Entry Clearance Office at the British Embassy, British High Commission or Consular Office in your own country to check whether you need a visa for entry into Britain. You are advised to do this as soon as you can as the visa application process can take a long time.

Please Note: To obtain an Entry Visa you should go to the British Embassy or High Commission in your own country, and present the following documents:

  • Passport
  • A valid LJMU Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
  • Evidence of financial support for the programme
  • Two recent photographs of yourself (passport-size)
  • All relevant educational diplomas and certificates (as stated in your CAS)
  • A declaration of your intent to return home on completion of your course of study

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