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Advanced Control and Systems Engineering

Our flagship course blends theory and practice, giving you a strong grounding for a career in industry or research. This continually evolving course has been running for over 40 years and is well supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The core modules provide you with the basic skills you'll need to become a control and systems engineer. You'll take advanced modules in current areas of interest and complete a research-level dissertation project.

Entry requirements

MSc: Engineering, mathematics or science Honours graduate with a 2.1 degree from a recognised institution. Excellent mathematical notation and basic computer programming skills. Applicants need to provide a statement about their 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? Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules include: 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. Option modules may include: advanced industrial control; intelligent and vision systems; multisensor and decision systems; nonlinear and hybrid systems.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,970 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time £ 20,470 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,700 (Year 1) England 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 19,500 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,700 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,700 (Year 1) Scotland 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,700 (Year 1) Wales 2 2 Years

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