Taught course

Systems and Control

Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Entry requirements

You will normally have a second class honours degree or equivalent in any engineering, computer science or physical science discipline with a good mathematical/computing content.

Months of entry


Course content

It’s an exciting time to be working in systems and control engineering. Advances in intelligent control – based on computing approaches like neural networks, Bayesian probability, fuzzy logic, machine learning and evolutionary computation – are transforming industrial engineering applications in ways never seen before.

Our Master’s in Systems and Control was the course of its kind in the country and was developed in partnership with companies like Jaguar Land Rover, General Electric, TRW, Goodridge and Bytronic Technologies, many of whom we still collaborate with today. Fully accredited by both the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), it is one of three specialist pathways, all of which feature significant mathematics and computing content and are therefore designed for graduates in engineering or science. It will suit you if you wish to embark on a career as a technical specialist, systems designer or systems integrator, or if you are a practising engineer looking to stay abreast of important advances and developments.

Coventry has a long and prestigious engineering heritage and is ranked as the 2nd best university in the country for ‘Mechanical Engineering’ by the Guardian University Guide 2018. Our faculty is actively involved in research and consultancy with industry, which ensures your taught material is based on state-of-the-art techniques and technologies, and you benefit significantly from the experience gained from these close relationships. A diverse portfolio of projects includes: collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover in low carbon emission and hybrid vehicles, and optimisation and control applied to radiotherapy treatment with the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, Control for NOx emission reduction with Ricardo UK, power systems monitoring with ABB, mechatronics hardware development with National Instruments.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    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