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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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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


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


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


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.

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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.

Roisin Clear
MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering

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.


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.