University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Advanced Control and Systems Engineering

This version of our flagship course includes a 12-month work placement. In the 1st year, you�ll take basic and advanced modules; in the 2nd 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. We have strong links with industrial partners such as Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems. Our industrial partners help us to design our courses, making sure you learn the right skills. Rolls-Royce has a research and development centre here, using our knowledge to explore today�s challenges; our Masters' students often work side by side with researchers at these facilities.

Entry requirements

You�ll be an engineering, mathematics or science Honours graduate with a 2.1 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. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 7 with 6.5 in each component.

Course modules

Core modules include: Foundations of control systems; state-space, optimal control and nonlinear systems; signal processing and estimation; embedded systems and hardware-in-the-loop design; 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

You can expect a mix of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work and individual assignments; you�re assessed on exams, coursework assignments and a project dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,300 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 5644