Information for ACSE Third Year MEng Undergraduates

Dr Tara BaldacchinoWelcome to the third year (MEng) in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) at the University of Sheffield. This year you will explore new topics and take part in a group design project that I hope you will find very interesting and enjoyable.

In these web pages, I would like to help you to
•    find out about your course,
•    find out what is expected of you and
•    settle in to the Department.

Most of you will have the same personal tutor  as you started with in your first year.  Occasionally a staff member becomes unavailable, and if this happens with your personal tutor, the departmental administrator will let you know. Your personal tutor group should meet your personal tutor as a group once early in each semester.  In addition, your personal tutor should see you individually once each semester. If you have problems or questions in between these group meetings, please contact your personal tutor for an individual meeting.  The best way to contact your personal tutor is by email, and you can find the email addresses of all the staff in the Department at  If for some reason your personal tutor is not available and your problem is urgent, please contact me or ACSE Reception, or email

As in your second year, you should be sure to put significant time into studying on your own or in groups.  All of your modules will be 10 or 20 credit modules except for the group design project, which will be 30 credits.  You should expect the group design project to take up a lot of your time this year.

I want you all to feel that you are an integral part of this Department and to have a good learning experience.  There are a number of events throughout the year that will allow you to meet other students and staff and I strongly encourage you to attend them.  The links below describe these events, and also there are links below to give you information about your course and other things you need to know.

Dr Tara Baldacchino, Student Support Officer