Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code 8L16
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Engineering Systems Engineering

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Undergraduate Admissions Team
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 5647
Email adacse@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/acse/undergraduates

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

No 1 in the UK for research output
Research Excellence Framework 2014

Course description

Become an expert in advanced control system analysis and the design techniques used in industry. And boost your career prospects by spending a year in industry. You pay reduced fees to the university for that year and you earn a salary.

You'll learn how to control traditional engineering systems and how to apply your knowledge to other systems such as biological processes, economic systems and the environment. The work placement will put your knowledge into context.

At the end of the second year, you may choose to transfer to the four-year MEng course.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including Maths and a science subject
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including Maths and a science subject + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level Maths and a science subject
BTEC DD in Engineering + A Level Maths grade B
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including Maths and a science subject
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB including Maths and a science subject in both
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AA in Maths and a science subject
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • Physics is preferred as the science subject but we also accept a range of science related subjects including Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Engineering, Technology and Further Maths
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

You can find out more by:

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.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 24%
Independent study 51%
Placement 25%

Assessment
Exams/tests 41%
Coursework 42%
Practical 17%

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

The Diamond

We are the only department in the UK dedicated to Control and Systems Engineering.

We are home to the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre and have research contracts with major institutions like the European Space Agency, as well as our many academic and industrial partners. These connections mean our teaching is based on the latest thinking.

Our facilities include a robotics, real-time systems, and control and power systems laboratory, as well as a state-of-the-art Control and Electronics lab in the new engineering building, The Diamond (pictured).

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering website

What our graduates do

Qualified systems and control engineers make a genuine difference in the world. They build robots and design manufacturing processes. They can even help to predict climate change, financial trends or reserves of raw materials.

Our graduates work in many different sectors, such as manufacturing, aerospace, robotics, power generation and finance, for companies including Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Shell, Dyson and HSBC.

Student profile


"I did a placement last summer where I was working with some software engineers. I think having the University of Sheffield on your record boosts your CV."

Adeyemi Aanuoluwapo
Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

All our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control. Our MEng degrees meet all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

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Undergraduate Admissions Team
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 5647
Email adacse@sheffield.ac.uk

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