2019 start
MSc(Eng)

Advanced Control and Systems Engineering

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

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Course description

Our flagship course blends theory and practice, giving you a strong grounding for a career in industry or research. This continually evolving course has been running for over 40 years and is well supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The core modules provide you with the basic skills you’ll need to become a control and systems engineer. You’ll take advanced modules in current areas of interest and complete a research-level dissertation project.

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Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control

Modules

Core modules

  • Foundations of Control Systems
  • State-Space, Optimal Control and Nonlinear Systems
  • Signal Processing and Estimation
  • Embedded Systems and Rapid Control Prototyping
  • Advanced Industrial Control
  • Control Systems Project and Dissertation

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

  • Intelligent and Vision Systems
  • Nonlinear and Hybrid Systems
  • Robotic and Autonomous Systems
  • Multisensor and Decision Systems

Teaching

You can expect a mix of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work and individual assignments. All the lectures and tutorials are for our systems and control students only. This helps you to bond with your fellow students, so you can learn from each other.

Assessment

You’re assessed via exams, coursework assignments and a project dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Two postgraduate ACSE students with equipment

The department offers a challenging, reputable course which is fantastic for aspiring control and systems engineers. The structure of modules and the hands-on approach towards learning is a definite plus! I plan to look for graduate roles which allow me to apply my classroom learning to industry.

Palak Lad
MSc(Eng) Advanced Control and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

You’ll be an engineering, mathematics or science honours graduate with a 2:1 degree from a recognised institution. Or you may be an experienced professional, thinking about updating your knowledge of the subject. You’ll need to have excellent mathematical notation and basic computer programming skills.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

pgtacse@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5644

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.