MSc Advanced Control
& Systems Engineering with Industry Placement

Enhance your skills by spending time in real-life situations,
tailoring your knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set. The MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering with
Industry Placement degree gives you the benefits of learning in a
University setting before going into the heart of industry to
consolidate your knowledge by solving challenging problems within an engineering environment.

With Industry

The course provides students with wide-ranging experiences that will put their academic studies into context and gives them the vital experience in the workplace they need to get a head start in their career. You will begin the MSc at the University of Sheffield, studying the MSc Advanced Systems and Control Engineering course where you will work alongside students on the standard route. In the second year, you will go into your

MSc Key Facts

Duration: 24 months

Entry requirements: 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent).

Please note: You will need to have excellent mathematical notation and basic computer programming skills to thrive on this course.

Language requirements: IELTS 7.5 (7.0 in each component)

Application procedure: See How to apply

Fees: See Fees & Funding


Course structure

Festo KitStudents are expected to find your own placement, but there is plenty of help and advice from University staff both within the department and through the University’s Careers Service. After finding a placement, you will work with tutors to ensure this is the right choice for you so that you get the most of your time in industry.

Students on the MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering with Industry Placement are looking to gain experience in real-world situations. They will be wanting the opportunity to work for a year in industry. You will be passionate about the use of Control and Systems Engineering infrastructures to transform the way we live and want to gain valuable work experience whilst studying as Masters qualification.

Applicants are required to have good communication skills and have a good grasp of English (if they wish to go on placement in the UK) or the language spoken in the country of their placement. Ideal applicants will have some experience of working in the sector they are interested in – whether that is voluntary or through extra-curricular projects or activities.

Due to working in industry, students must be able to work well under pressure and be able to adapt to new situations and environments. They will have good organisation skills and be able to prioritise their workload. Typically, placements are paid for so you will earn a wage during while working in industry.

During your placement you will stay in regular contact with the department, and will be visited by one of our academic staff. You will pay reduced fees for your year in industry.


To apply for this course, applicants will need to write an industrial placement statement. You will be assessed on their response to the following questions, maximum 150 words per question:

  • Tell us about the industry you are interested in working in.
  • How does control and systems engineering relate to this industry?
  • How do you expect to contribute as a placement student to this industry/company?

Applicants who satisfy these entry requirements may also be asked to have a telephone or skype interview with the Admissions Tutor.