Cyber-physical Systems and Control - Micro-Credential

Trinity College Dublin

Cyber-physical Systems and Control - Micro-Credential

Who is this Micro-credential for?
• This micro-credential is being offered to a range of relevant professionals, including mechanical engineers, electronic engineers, process/control engineers and embedded systems professionals.

• These major industrial sectors need a workforce capable of designing and engineering products and services that intimately combine cyber elements (computing hardware and software) and physical components and manage their interactions and impact on the physical environment.

Why should I take this Micro-credential?
• The rapid growth of embedded systems in the previous decades led to the emergence of large, complex networks of embedded systems operating together, with interdependent control and communication loops.

• This is the world of cyber-physical systems, synergy of physical components and software that controls them. This world does not exist in isolation—it interacts with the environment and the society continuously.

• This micro-credential is a thorough study of cyber-physical systems, their vital role in the modern world, means of their production, deployment, testing, and assessment.

What will I do?
• You will participate in lectures and discussions.
• You will design, build, test, and present an uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV, drone) performing a complex task alongside similar devices in a cooperative swarm.
• You will build software, hardware, and mechanical components.
• You will continuously critically assess design, implementation, potential applications, and consequences of your device’s use

Entry requirements

• Applicants must have a 2.1 grade in a level 8 degree in Engineering or a cognate discipline.
• CV & Transcript (2:1)


12 weeks

How will this Micro-credential be delivered?
• Weekly lectures (online and in-person hybrid) on technological and societal aspects of cyber-physical systems, control, and complexity studies.
• Lab work (in person, in situ): development of software, hardware, mechanical parts of uncrewed aerial vehicles, as well as extensive testing.
• Guest lectures from professionals, academics, artists, and social scientists about their experience with complex cyber-physical systems.
• Additional online content on the most recent developments in the field.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake September 2024

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    Blended,Part time

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