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Advanced Control and Systems Engineering (with Industry)

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.

Entry requirements

MSc: You'll be an engineering, mathematics or science honours graduate with a first-class degree from a recognised institution. To thrive in this degree you'll 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 grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component.

Course modules

Core modules: foundations of control systems; state-space, optimal control and nonlinear systems; signal processing and estimation; Embedded Systems and Rapid Control Prototyping; robotics and autonomous systems. Optional modules: advanced industrial control; intelligent and vision systems; multisensory and decision systems; nonlinear and hybrid systems.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by exams, coursework assignments and a project dissertation.


Please contact the department for more on the fees in the second year of the course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Sandwich including industrial placement £ 10,970 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,700 (Year 1) England 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 19,500 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,700 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,700 (Year 1) Scotland 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,700 (Year 1) Wales 1 1 Years

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