2020 start

Advanced Control and Systems Engineering (with Industrial Management)

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

This course blends theory, practice and research with a range of industrial management techniques.
Two postgraduate ACSE students with equipment

Course description

On this course you'll explore fundamental and advanced concepts of modelling, simulation, control, optimisation and systems engineering.

You'll also learn a range of management techniques, including: project management, risk management, professional skills and effective management of innovative development.

The blend of theory, practice and research with industrial management techniques prepares you for a variety of careers that rely on control and systems engineering.

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Core modules

  • Foundations of Control Systems
  • Optimisation and Signal Processing
  • Industrial Automation
  • Intelligent and Vision Systems
  • Strategic Engineering Management and Business Practices
  • Industrial training programme (ITP) in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Managing Innovation and Change in Engineering Contexts
  • Control Systems Project and Dissertation

Optional modules

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

  • Advanced Industrial Control
  • Robotic and Autonomous Systems
  • Intelligent and Vision Systems
  • Multisensor and Decision Systems
  • Nonlinear and Hybrid Systems


  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Individual assignments


  • Exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Project dissertation


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score 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.