First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent).
Months of entry
About the course
This option will not only teach you about the fundamental and advanced concepts of modelling, simulation, control, optimisation and systems engineering, but also provides you with a range of management techniques, including: project management, risk management, professional skills and effective management of innovative development.
Give yourself an edge
Our world-leading research and our partnerships with industry give you an advantage in a competitive careers market. You’ll learn about the very latest developments in systems, control, computational intelligence and robotics – effectively preparing you for a future in engineering.
Push yourself further
We have cutting edge facilities and technology, including: advanced control
and systems software, modelling, simulation and controller design tools, robotics and a flexible manufacturing systems laboratory, evolutionary computing laboratory and clean facilities for the assembly of satellite instrumentation.
Make your mark
You could pursue a career with a large international organisation or government department. Our graduates work in sectors such as manufacturing, power generation and sustainable energy, with companies including British Airways, Jaguar Land Rover, NASA, IBM, Rolls-Royce and Unilever.
A masters from Sheffield is the mark of someone with the skills to apply their knowledge in industry, anywhere in the world. Our MSc in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Council UK, IET and InstMC. These marks of assurance mean our degrees meet the high standards set by the engineering profession.
A Sheffield masters is a strong foundation for a career in industry or research.
We have strong links with industrial partners such as Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems. Our industrial partners help us to design our courses, making sure you learn the right skills.
Rolls-Royce has a research and development centre here, using our expertise to explore today’s challenges. Our masters students often work side by side with researchers at these facilities.
A stimulating environment
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rates us No 1 in the UK for research output, ahead of Oxford and Cambridge, and No 3 for overall research excellence. Our world-class reputation attracts highly motivated staff and students.
You’ll be taught by staff who work on real-world projects, developing new ideas – for submarines, robots, Formula One and even space exploration. Their approach to teaching is just as innovative: ideas like the award-winning take-home lab kit and e-puck mobile robotics activities help you develop the problem-solving skills you need for a trailblazing career.
Foundations of Control Systems; State-Space, Optimal Control and Nonlinear Systems; Signal Processing and Estimation; Embedded Systems and Rapid Control Prototyping; Managing Engineering Projects and Risk; Design Innovation Toolbox; Professional Responsibilities of the Engineer; Control Systems Project and Dissertation.
Examples of optional modules
Advanced Industrial Control; Robotic and Autonomous Systems; Intelligent and Vision Systems; Multisensor and Decision Systems; Nonlinear and Hybrid Systems.
Teaching and Assessment
There are lectures, tutorials, laboratory work and individual assignments. You will be assessed on examinations, coursework assignments and a project dissertation.
Information for international students
Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (6 in each component).
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0) 114 222 5644