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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

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in a numerate subject such as engineering, mathematics or physical sciences. To thrive in this degree you’ll need to have excellent mathematical notation and basic computer programming skills.

English language requirements

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 September 2018 GBP 10,700 (Year 1) England 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 19,500 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,700 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,700 (Year 1) Scotland 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,700 (Year 1) Wales 2 Years

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