5 July 2019

The 2019 NSS results have been announced! 90% in overall satisfaction

ACSE - NSS results

ACSE’s overall student satisfaction is 90 per cent
Students give the department 98 per cent for learning resources
Each of our metrics have improved on last year’s results

The National Student Survey (NSS) gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses. The NSS helps to:

  • inform prospective students’ choices.
  • provide data that supports institutions in improving the student experience.
  • support public accountability.

The survey gives final year students the opportunity to give honest feedback on their overall experience, both within their chosen department and at university level.

The results from the annual survey show overall satisfaction of University of Sheffield students is at 88 per cent - a three per cent rise from last year and four per cent above the national sector-wide average. This places the University second in the Russell Group, the association of leading UK research-intensive universities.

In the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, the results show that 90 per cent of students are satisfied overall and that 98 per cent are satisfied with the learning resources.


We are proud that our students have rated us so highly for satisfaction and resources. This demonstrates the commitment of our hard-working and inspirational staff.

Dr Bryn Jones

Director of Teaching and Learning


The NSS is one of the ways the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering gets feedback from students, and helps to inform the work the Department does. This information will be used to continue to provide an exceptional learning experience and some of the best teaching and facilities in the UK.

Undergraduate scholarships

Our department offers financial assistance in the form of scholarships and bursaries, in addition to the scholarships offered by the University of Sheffield.

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