2019 start

Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

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Course description

As the need and scope for robots in all aspects of society grows, so does the market for those trained in control and systems engineering, especially those with a background in autonomous and intelligent systems. Our new MSc covers all major aspects of control and systems engineering with an emphasis on system autonomy and intelligence.

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Core modules

  • State-Space Control Design
  • System Identification and Estimation
  • Agent-based modelling and multi-agent systems
  • Optimisation: Theory, algorithms and applications
  • Data Modelling and Machine Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity of Control Systems
  • Intelligent and Vision Systems
  • Control Systems Project and Dissertation

Optional modules

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

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Multisensor and Decision Systems
  • Advanced Industrial Control
  • Industrial training programme (ITP) in Advanced Manufacturing


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Individual assignments
  • A major research project


You’re assessed via:

  • Exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • A project dissertation


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent). Alternatively, you might be an experienced professional, thinking about updating your knowledge of the subject.

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


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

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