The standard academic entry requirements for a masters course will be an upper second class UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in an electrical and electronic engineering discipline. Candidates from other engineering and scientific disciplines are encouraged to apply, provided they can demonstrate strength in mathematics and other suitable subjects such as dynamics, signals and systems or classical control.
Months of entry
Control Engineering is a multi-disciplinary subject, with applications across a wide range of industrial sectors. The Control Systems Group in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester has been running an MSc course in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering since 1968. The course is geared for graduates from a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines.
The aims of the course are to:
- provide an advanced education in control and systems engineering, emphasising modern theoretical developments and their practical application
- give a sound fundamental understanding of the principles underlying the operation of control systems
- enable students to apply modern control principles in various areas of industry
Students acquire a range of intellectual skills that cover the design, analysis and simulation of control systems. A strong emphasis is placed on practical and transferable skills through laboratory exercises and the use of software packages.
Information for international students
You will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and if do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as:
- IELTS score of 6.5 overall with at least three sub-tests at 6.0 or above and no sub-test less than 5.5.
- TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall with no sub-test of less than 22
- Pearson PTE score of 59 overall with no sub-test of less than 51
- Cambridge CPE grade C
Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of your course.
If you do not currently have an English Language qualification at the required level then it may be possible to arrange a pre-sessional course, the duration of which will depend on your current English language qualification. For more information on the pre-sessional English language courses please visit the University Language Centre website.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- +44 (0)161 306 4701