No. 1 in the UK for research output.

2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)


ACSE is a unique department with a widely acknowledged reputation for world-leading research.

ACSE PhD Key Facts

See what makes the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering a great place to study and research at.

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Centre for Doctoral Training

Join a community of like-minded reseachers in Control and Systems Engineering who are dedicated to professional training and exellance.

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How to apply

If you have the potential to become a world leading researcher, see how to apply for a PhD with us.

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Research Projects

Our research portfolio covers medicine, biology, aerospace, manufacturing and robotics. We are actively involved in cutting-edge research in systems/synthetic biology, neuroscience and cognition, healthcare, smart materials and sensors, autonomous systems, transport, energy, computational finance, earth and space environment.

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Research Facilities

We provide a rich intellectual environment and excellent research facilities for our research students. As a PhD student you will become a member of our research community. You will enjoy a vibrant seminars programme plus support for conferences and symposia.

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Our Research

In our research we address fundamental challenges in understanding and managing the complexity of man-made and natural systems. Our approach focuses on theoretical developments in complex systems analysis, modelling, control and computational intelligence.

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