Course details

A Levels ABB-BBC Other entry requirements
UCAS code H653
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Systems Engineering Engineering

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Laura Hogg
Admissions Officer
Telephone +44 (0) 114 222 7836
Email sefy@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/sefy

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

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

100% of our home and overseas graduates are in graduate-level employment or graduate-level study 6 months after graduation
Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015

Course description

Become an expert in the advanced control system analysis and design techniques used widely in industry. You'll learn how to control traditional engineering systems and how to apply your knowledge to systems like biological processes, economic systems and the environment.

If you want to study with us, but don't have the correct maths or science qualifications, our Science and Engineering Foundation Year is for you. After successfully completing the foundation, which has modules in chemistry, mathematics and physics, you'll proceed to the three-year BEng degree.

Modules: what you study and when

Foundation years explained

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 ABB-BBC dependent on experience
International Baccalaureate 33-31 dependent on experience
BTEC DDD in Engineering including Distinction in Further Maths units or DDD in Applied Science
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2 with no more than one of Maths or a Science subject
Scottish Highers AAABB with no more than one of Maths or a Science subject
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB with no more than one of Maths or a Science subject
Access to HE Typical requirement of 60 credits overall, 45 credits at Level 3 with 30 at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Mathematics, and 15 at Merit. Applicants are considered individually
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • Science subjects include Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Technology (D&T), Computer Science or Further Maths. A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • GCSE Maths and Science grade 6 or grade B
  • An additional Maths test and interview are required for BTEC Extended Diploma and Diploma applicants. Please contact the Department for more information
  • This course is for those who don't have the required Maths or Science A Levels, or equivalent, for the full degree course
  • 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 38%
Independent study 62%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 65%
Coursework 25%
Practical 10%

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

The Diamond

We are the only department in the UK and one of the best in the world 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

Our graduates are in high demand and earn substantial salaries. The most recent statistics show that 95 per cent of our graduates are in graduate-level employment or further study six months after graduation.

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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Admissions Officer
Telephone +44 (0) 114 222 7836
Email sefy@sheffield.ac.uk

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