MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering (with Industrial Management)

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

We work with the biggest names in industry. Our courses are respected by employers all over the world.

The department offers a challenging, reputable course which is fantastic for aspiring controls and systems engineers. The structure of modules and the hands-on approach towards learning is a definite plus! Control engineering is versatile and can be applied to a variety of different applications. Systems engineering also involves working on a variety of applications, ranging from mechanical to chemical engineering. I plan to look for graduate roles which allow me to apply my classroom learning to industry.

Palak Lad, MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

This option will not only teach you about the fundamental and advanced concepts of modelling, simulation, control, optimisation and systems engineering, but also provides you with a range of management techniques, including: project management, risk management, professional skills and effective management of innovative development.

ACSE postgraduate studentsCore modules

  • Foundations of Control Systems
  • State-Space, Optimal Control and Nonlinear Systems
  • Signal Processing and Estimation
  • Embedded Systems and Rapid Control Prototyping
  • Managing Engineering Projects and Risk
  • Design Innovation Toolbox
  • Professional Responsibilities of the Engineer
  • Control Systems Project and Dissertation.

Examples of optional modules

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

Teaching and assessment

There are lectures, tutorials, laboratory work and individual assignments. You will be assessed on examinations, coursework assignments and a project dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

First or 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).

English language requirements

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

Entry requirements for international students

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“Our MSc courses are strongly informed by our world leading research and through input from our numerous industry partners. Studying with us will give you a strong grounding in control and systems engineering and prepare your for an exciting career.”

Professor Daniel Coca, Head of the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: pgtacse@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)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.