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Entry requirements

A 2:2 BEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • computer engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • physics
  • communications or information and control engineering.

Relevant professional experience is desirable, although not essential.

We will consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Automation and Control MSc is a multidisciplinary course that prepares you for a career as a design or development engineer in control and automated systems.

About this course

This course will provide you with a broad coverage of all of the major disciplines in automation and control. It will also prepare you for a career in a a wide range of industrial sectors.

Our MSc is designed for both practising professionals and new graduates in electrical and electronic engineering and other related engineering disciplines.

You will learn through innovative educational techniques designed to equip you with practical design skills and research methodologies - crucial for industry and further research studies (PhD).

The MSc provides an advanced education that includes:

  • a focus on fundamentals in automation
  • control and practical application in industry

Core learning includes:

  • linear controller design and state space with Matlab applications
  • industrial automation, PLCs and robotics
  • distributed control systems
  • digital control systems
  • application of engineering and computing expertise to investigate a complex problem through an individual project

The flexible nature of this programme allows you to specialise in one of two streams:

Control Systems Stream

Developed to provide a thorough understanding of key areas of control systems, including:

  • control of electric drive systems
  • robust and adaptive control systems (concepts and design).

Mechatronics Stream

Focusing on aspects of mechatronics (systems and design), including:

  • instrumentation and drive systems
  • mechatronics and mobile robotics

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements:

To study this course you need to meet our Band 1 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Engineering
+44 (0) 191 208 6154