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MSc(Eng)

Advanced Control and Systems Engineering (with Industry)

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

You'll gain a solid grounding in systems and control engineering while learning about the latest developments in your chosen specialisation. The 12-month work placement and training in research skills prepares you for a career in industry or research.
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Course description

This version of our flagship course includes a 12-month work placement. In the first year, you’ll take basic and advanced modules. In the second year, you’ll put your knowledge and skills to work.

We’ll give you training in research skills. You’ll carry out an extended research project with a dissertation. You’ll also write a report and give a presentation based on your work placement.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Foundations of Control Systems
  • Optimisation and Signal Processing
  • Advanced Control
  • Industrial Automation
  • Modern Control and System Identification
  • Control Systems Project and Dissertation

Optional modules

Examples include:

  • Optimal Control
  • Industrial training programme (ITP) in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Cybersecurity for Control Systems
  • Multisensor and Decision Systems

Teaching

You can expect a mix of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work and individual assignments.

Project work

You can use our award-winning take-home lab kits to explore core concepts at home. It supports our teaching, giving you the chance to learn by doing, when you want to, not just in classes. You’ll work on a major project of your own as part of your final assessment and there are chances to contribute to other projects throughout the course.

Duration

2 years 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.

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MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

You’ll be an engineering, mathematics or science honours graduate with a 2: 1 degree. You’ll also need to have excellent mathematical notation and basic computer programming skills.

You’ll need to provide a statement about your proposed work placement addressing the following questions:

  • Tell us about the industry you want to work in.
  • How does control and systems engineering relate to this industry?
  • What do you hope to contribute, as a placement student, to this industry or company?

You may also have a telephone or Skype interview with the admissions tutor.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component.

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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

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