2020 start

Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

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Course description

This specialist masters is ideal if you have previously studied control, mechatronics or robotics. You will learn advanced topics in control and systems engineering with an emphasis on system autonomy and intelligence.

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Core modules

  • Agent-based Modelling and Multi-agent Systems
  • Real-time Embedded Systems
  • Modern Control and System Identification
  • Data Modelling and Machine Intelligence
  • Advanced Control
  • Intelligent and Vision Systems
  • Multisensor and Decision Systems
  • Control Systems Project and Dissertation

Optional modules

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

  • Cybersecurity of Control Systems
  • Industrial training programme (ITP) in Computational Intelligence


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


  • 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 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.