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    1 year

    Study method

    1 year block delivery – 1 week every 3 weeks


    Coventry University and HORIBA MIRA

    Entry requirements

    Applicants applying for this 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. Applicants that do not have the required prerequisite knowledge of programming are encouraged to consider the CPD courses that Coventry University offers.

    Course 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 to produce robust and safe Automated Driving Systems (ADS) for use in CAV applications. The course 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. These modules will also be delivered by industrial partner HORIBA MIRA, in order to ensure a real-world experience.

    Additional information

    The course focuses on the software and computer systems required by ADS, rather than the physical engineering and electrical aspects. 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.

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    CAVS MSc


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