Overview

MS@CPS is a collaborative effort among EU and MENA countries for the establishment of an International Master of Computer Systems on Cyber Physical Systems. The envisioned master programme will focus on the contemporary recent technologies in the fields of Embedded Systems (ES) and Knowledge-based Systems (KBS) that provide the needed expertise for a CPS education and tremendous economic opportunities and furthermore span various important applications in our daily life such as: Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous cars, smart phones, embedded systems, big data, semantic computing, cloud computing, etc.

The curriculum of MS@CPS program will be designed by analyzing the existing curricula in the area of embedded and knowledge-based systems, then a field study of market requirements and needs in the MENA region will be conducted. In parallel, the consortium members will review and examine pedagogical teaching and learning methods to fulfil the program objectives. Further, the curriculum of MS@CPS will be strongly aligned with the special requirements of the industry in the MENA countries in order to establish the skills of the students for strengthening the economy. In particular, MS@CPS will arrange several activities in cooperation with the industry partners to provide an open platform for students and industry, which will strengthen the students' skills and establish joint internships and master thesis. By providing solid skills in entrepreneurship and adopting proven mechanisms from program countries, the graduated students of MS@CPS will be able to establish their own start-ups.

By enrolling in this program, the students will benefit from the multi-cultural experience and contact with different teaching styles responding to labour market needs, foster innovation and create top talents as the mobility readiness and complex system solution handling are highly valued skills for technology-driven companies.

Aims and objectives

Aims

  • Support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of the higher education field in the eligible Partner Countries.
  • Contribute to the cooperation between the EU and the eligible Partner Countries (and amongst the eligible Partner Countries).

Objectives

  • Improve the level of competences and skills in HEIs by developing new and innovative education programmes.
  • Foster regional integration and cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives, sharing of good practices and cooperation.

How the project addresses these aims and objectives

MS@CPS focus to developed curricula, learning methods, and train the trainers. MS@CPS will offer the skills, frameworks, and learning experiences to create and launch new business opportunities in large organizations or new companies. Partner countries strengthen collaboration with each other by establishing online courses and the face-to-face compact courses. MS@CPS will further take into consideration the needs of women in the MENA region in order to help them to complete the program.

Project reference number: 598750-EPP-1-2018-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.