University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Automatic Control Systems and Engineering

The principal research degrees are Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); students who want to study for a PhD, are normally registered for a MPhil initially, with their registration being upgraded to PhD after 1 year, assuming progress has been satisfactory.

Entry requirements

Good Master's degree, or a 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent, from an approved institution in an appropriate engineering or science subject; applicants with other qualifications or experience are considered.

Assessment methods

Students concentrate on a single substantial thesis within 1 of the core research areas: Intelligent systems and control: intelligent systems modelling and control systems design; evolutionary computing; optimisation and decision support; intelligent fault handling; neural fuzzy systems; machine learning; learning control; nonlinear systems: signal processing and control; nonlinear systems (modelling; identification; analysis and design); signal processing and complex systems; space systems data modelling and instrumentation; adaptive signal processing; nonlinear control systems design.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
Telephone number: 
0114 222 5250