Taught course

Control Engineering

Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Entry requirements

You should have a first degree (or equivalent) in any engineering or physical science subject with a good mathematical content.

Candidates with relevant industrial experience may be allowed entry to the course provided their experience can be taken in lieu of formal qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Is your undergrad degree in engineering, maths or science? An MSc in Control Engineering will bring you to a precious career in almost every engineering field from automotive, aircraft industry, power and energy, automation, process industry including oil and gas, food and drink, pharmaceutical industry and many others.

Control engineering is a means of managing and measuring performance of process systems in areas from power plants and nuclear reactors to construction companies and manufacturing. The principles of control also extend in activities as diverse as managing risk in the financial sector to studying climate change within science.

Fully accredited by both the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this course is one of three specialist pathways within the field of control systems engineering, which feature significant mathematics and computing content and are therefore designed for graduates in engineering or science. If you wish to embark on a career as a technical specialist in analytical aspects of control engineering or if you are a practising engineer looking to stay abreast of important advances and developments, you may want to consider this course.

Our faculty is actively involved in research and consultancy with industry, which ensures your taught material is based on techniques and technologies, and there are opportunities to gain experience gained from these close relationships. Our portfolio of projects includes: collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover in low carbon emission and hybrid vehicles; optimisation and control applied to radiotherapy treatment with the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; control for NOx emission reduction with Ricardo UK; power systems monitoring with ABB; and mechatronics hardware development with National Instruments.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44(0)24 7765 4321