Transition to Engineering

Have you got a background in maths or science but are dreaming about a future in Engineering? Then our MSc in Control and Systems Engineering could be for you.

Engineering does what maths and science thinks

We recognise students with degrees in maths, physics or other relevant science subjects as having the transferable skills required to become a successful engineer in the area of control and systems engineering.

Our MSc is designed to ensure a gradual introduction to the subject of control and systems engineering, for students who may not come from an engineering background (e.g. students with degrees in maths, physics or other relevant science subjects).


Coming from a background in maths and physics I didn't realise that a career in engineering was an option for me, but my learned skills transferred seamlessly to this MSc. The MSc also expanded the scope of my future career opportunities massively.

Michael Pelegrinis

ACSE alumni


A pre-arrival short online course is available to assist students in this transition, and includes a number of self-evaluation and self-study materials. We have also developed a number of support sessions to help students prepare for the start of the course, which can be accessed during intro week.

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