Cyber-physical Systems and Control - Micro-credential

12 weeks
5 Places


This course qualifies for a 80% subsidy under the HCI Fees Subsidy. Please refer to the fees section for details and eligibility criteria.

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. 

• Our Micro-credentials are all CPD approved by Engineers Ireland

When can I start this Micro-credential?  

• There is one intake per year in September

What do I need to be accepted onto this Micro-credential? – Entry requirements & Prerequisite documents 

• Applicants must have a 2.1 grade in a level 8 degree in Engineering or a cognate discipline.

• CV & Transcript (2:1)

What will I learn? 

• How to describe a cyber-physical system and design it.

• How to pick components for a cyber-physical system.

• How to write specifications for a cyber-physical system and test them.

• How to verify cyber-physical system’s performance.

• How to design and code control schemes for cyber-physical systems.

• How to apply machine learning techniques in cyber-physical systems.

• How to coordinate a group of cyber-physical systems.

• How to assess cyber-physical system’s interaction with its surroundings (society, environment).

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

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.

How is this Micro-credential assessed? 

• Continuous assessment of individual work, group work, and multi-group work in drone design, construction, testing, control, and integration (60%).

• Final exam on general and specific issues of cyber-physical systems in technology and society (40%).





Course Details



Number of Places

5 Places

Next Intake

September 2024

Course Coordinator

Daniel Wearen -


Course Director

Professor Harun Siljak

Closing Date

12th August 2023

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Admission Requirements

• Applicants must have a 2.1 grade in a level 8 degree in Engineering or a cognate discipline.

• CV & Transcript (2:1)

Course Fees

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HCI Fees Subsidy - Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 80% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidized places. For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria -


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General Enquiries:

Course Coordinator: Daniel Wearen -

  Course Director:   Prof Harun Silkak -

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