Taught course

Advanced Control Systems

University of Salford · School of Computing, Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Typically a minimum of 2:2 honours degree with significant numerate content comparable to first degrees in engineering. Applications from practitioners without formal qualifications but with significant experience of the criminal justice system may also be considered via our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process.

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Advanced Control Systems at Salford:

  • Emphasis on feedback control, robotics, flight control and discrete event manufacturing control
  • Real opportunities for career progression in to the automation industry
  • Programme designed using Engineering Council benchmarks

Course summary

The overall objective of this course is to add value to your first degree and previous relevant experience by developing a focused, integrated and critically aware understanding of underlying theory and current policy and practice in the field of control systems engineering.

The course is control systems focused, with the emphasis on control systems theory together with a range of control applications including industrial control (SCADA), intelligent control, flight control and robotic control. The control systems approach provides continuity in learning throughout the one year of study.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.0 band score (with no element below 5.5) or above are proof of this.

Fees and funding

Fees 14-15

  • Full-time £5,950
  • Part-time £992 per 30 credits
  • Full-time International £12,800

Fees 15-16

  • Full-time £6,070
  • Part-time £1,012
  • Full-time International £13,050

Additional Costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations35
Written coursework / continuous assessment65

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545