Industrial Internet of Things* (MEng)

Engineering student

Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


4 Years (Full-Time)
5 Years (Placement)


Park, Cheltenham

The Internet of things has had a huge effect on our everyday lives, allowing for the connection of devices, machines, objects and people; giving rise to wearable devices, self-driving cars and smart home technologies.

The Industrial Internet of things (IIOT) is about using the same concepts within business and industry to improve performance, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

This course aims to produce innovative multi-disciplinary engineers with the ability to adapt to fast-changing technologies and industry 4.0 and 5.0 evolutions. It will provide the required creative, technical and research skills to work within a vast range of modern industry such as healthcare, automotive, agriculture and manufacturing.

More and more companies are implementing or realising the potential of IIOT. This course aims to prepare you to be able to provide an immediate contribution to a company’s performance and operations across a broad spectrum of modern industries in this new and exciting area.

What Will you study? Smart Sensors, Competitive and Reliability Engineering, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Creative and Innovative Design Projects and an Advanced Research Project will all form part of the course.

You'll get to work as an individual and as part of a team on projects covering topics ranging from AI and smart industrial robots, sensing and embedded systems, to smart mechanical systems and products, intelligent industrial inspection, biomedical application and surgical robotics.

The programme also provides excellent preparation for those wishing to continue their study to doctoral level research with many exciting research areas and opportunities to be explored.

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Study style

Shared learning is strongly encouraged, with group work bringing together engineers from a variety of backgrounds to shape projects and tasks. Gain practical experience in project management, team building and data acquisition.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

112 tariff points

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC (must include Maths and either Physics, Electronics, Further Maths or Chemistry) or a combination of your qualifications to reach the required tariff total.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
MEng (Hons) - 4 years full-timeH656
MEng (Hons) - 5 years placementH657


  • Industrial Internet of Things engineer
  • Integrated Control engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • Academic research professional or Doctoral student
  • Engineering management professional

*This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative.

Placement information

Andrew Shelton, Graduate.

"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate

Placement type:

12-Month, Optional


12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours per week)


Placements can be carried out in the UK or overseas; popular overseas placement destinations include the USA, China and Europe. You may even wish to source your own placement in other countries.

Visa requirements:

If carrying out a placement abroad, there may be a visa requirement.

Financial arrangements:

On your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee and are still eligible to apply for a maintenance loan. Financial support is also available from the Student Finance Team by contacting

Placement support:

You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement year. You can contact the Placements Team on

Industry links

The course is designed with strong focus on industrial applications based on the extensive survey of various industrial companies. You will have a chance to practice your knowledge in local companies such as ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd.

Associated professional accreditations

There is potential for membership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

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Designed to help you achieve

This course has been designed to help you to become an inter/multi-disciplinary engineer, having acquired the necessary creative and technical knowledge and skills to work in your chosen field of industry.

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Meet industry demand

There is increasing demand for industrial skills within UK and the world-wide economy. This course will prepare you for the challenges in integrating the digital world to drive smart factories, advanced manufacturing and new approaches to connected devices.

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Connected learning

Study at the only university in Gloucestershire to offer the full range of Engineering courses and specialist labs, in a faculty that combines engineering, computing and business and management.

School of Business and Technology

Our School of Business and Technology is a thriving and dynamic place to study. We are growing quickly and emerging as a leading collaborative hub thanks to the professional credentials of our academic staff and the impactive work of our researchers.

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