Taught course

Advanced Control and Systems Engineering

University of Sheffield · Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in an engineering, mathematics or science subject. You will also need excellent mathematical notation and basic computer programming skills.

We may also consider your application if you have a considerable level of relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This masters course will advance your knowledge and understanding of modern control and systems engineering for a career in industry or research.

Course description

This course is designed for anyone looking to specialise in control and systems engineering. You may not have studied it before, or you may be an experienced professional thinking about updating your knowledge.

You will learn systems modelling, optimization and signal processing, system identification, digital control systems and industrial automation.

You will learn practical skills using MATLAB and programme logic controllers (PLCs).

You’ll be able to take optional modules to further develop your skills in areas that interest you, including cybersecurity and an opportunity to work with companies on real problems experienced by industry.

You will also complete a research-level dissertation project where you will take the lead to advance your knowledge and skills in systems and control engineering.


Accredited by the Engineering Council UK, Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 5644