MSc
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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.
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Course description

This course combines engineering with management practice, giving you a strong grounding for a career in industry. Core modules cover the 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.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Foundations of Control Systems
  • Optimisation and Signal Processing
  • Industrial Automation
  • Machine Vision
  • 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

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

There are lectures, tutorials, laboratory work and individual assignments.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed by exams, coursework assignments and a project dissertation. 

Duration

1 year full-time

Your career

Our courses are informed by our strong links with industry and our research. Graduates of this course go on to work as professional engineers in different sectors, including advanced manufacturing, software engineering, robotics and controls and automation systems engineering. Some graduates choose to follow up their studies with a research degree.

Student profile

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When I was researching where to study, I learned that the University of Sheffield’s Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering has an excellent reputation for research and links with industry, so it was an easy choice for me.

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MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree.

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

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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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

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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