Taught course

Control Systems

Imperial College London · Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

Equivalent of a UK 1st class honours degree with a final year mark of 75% or better in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or computer science. If studying at a Chinese university we would be looking for an overall degree total of 85%+. If studying on a 2+2 programme we would be looking for a 1st class degree with a final year mark of 75%."

Months of entry


Course content

This course introduces students to the major aspects of control theory and its application to the design of control systems.

In response to the growing demands of the chemical, oil, aerospace, aeronautical, power and defence industries, control theory has developed into a well established body of knowledge that many engineers need to acquire.

Additional areas of application include industrial automation, robotics, mechanical systems and biomedical control. Students also acquire expertise in the use of standard computer packages for control design.

Lectures and coursework occupy 7 months, individual projects 5 months. Assessment is by written examinations plus assessment of coursework and project.

Information for international students

Details of minimum entry qualifications for overseas students can be found at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/entryrequirements/graduate Students are also required to meet Imperial College's English language requirement.

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,000 (2017 entry)
International students
£29,000 (2017 entry)

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations38
Written coursework / continuous assessment12
Dissertation50 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Ms Kay Hancox
020 7594 6166