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Course summary

Cyber physical systems is an area of computer science that is growing. Our course combines computer science knowledge with specialist skills in cyber physical systems. The key topics covered will include:

  • machine learning
  • neural networks
  • cyber security
  • human artificial intelligence interaction
You'll take part in a group project in year two which prepares you for designing and creating the computer systems of the future. Many projects are in collaboration with industry. Previous students have worked with Capital One, Experian, IBM and UniDays. All these companies have offices in Nottingham. This project is great for your CV and can help you make contacts ready for when you start your career. What are cyber physical systems? Cyber physical systems integrate computation with physical objects and processes. Examples of cyber physical systems are:
  • 'smart' devices in the home such as a smart meter or fridge
  • voice assistant devices
  • driverless vehicles
  • medical monitoring equipment
  • wearable devices
  • robotic assistants
All industries can benefit from cyber physical systems. It can help us grow better crops, improve traffic, simplify management of health conditions and save energy.


In the first year, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, software engineering and programming and algorithms. Examples of these systems include 'smart' devices such as a smarts, voice assistant devices and driverless vehicles. In your second year, you will study more advanced modules in artificial intelligence. This will build on your knowledge from the first year. Year three offers a wide range of flexibility. We offer lots of optional modules so you can choose what you study and tailor your degree to your own interests. In year four, you'll deepen your studies in computer science and choose from a wide range of optional modules to tailor your MSci year to your own interests.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements - 5 GCSE's at grade 5 (B) or above including Mathematics and minimum GCSE English grade 4 (C)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £26500* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Computer Science with Cyber Physical Systems at University of Nottingham - UCAS