No 1 in the UK for research output

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The only Department in the UK and one of the best in the world dedicated to Control and Systems Engineering

EU Announcement

We are pleased to announce that EU students applying for a place within the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield to the 2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course.

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Machines can learn by simply observing

It is now possible for machines to learn how natural or artificial systems work by simply observing them, without being told what to look for.

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Building a Future with Robots

Gain access to ground-breaking robotics research and see what robots the experts are developing. Discover how your career could be shaped by a future with robots in this free online course from the University of Sheffield.

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Be taught by world leaders in their chosen fields and gain knowledge and skills that will enable you to make a real difference in society.

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Our graduates work all over the world for companies including Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Shell and Dyson.

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Our research addresses challenges posed by complex natural and man-made systems, the demand for higher levels of autonomy and intelligence of future engineering systems.

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