Taught course

Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

University of Sheffield · Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in control engineering or a related subject.

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

Months of entry


Course content

Become an expert in AI and autonomous and intelligent systems. As well as learning about autonomous and intelligent systems and artificial intelligence, on this course you’ll learn control systems, machine learning and multisensor data modelling.

Course description

As the need and scope for robots, smart machines and real-time systems in society grows, so does the market for those trained in autonomous and intelligent systems.

The course covers all major aspects of these control and systems engineering with an emphasis on system autonomy and intelligence.

As you progress, you’ll develop an extensive understanding of artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous agents, real-time intelligent systems and intelligent control theory.

You’ll get hands-on experience working with various types of data, hardware and software and you’ll have the opportunity to build a system from scratch using the specialist labs in the University. You’ll be able to take optional modules, including a choice to work with companies to work on real opportunities and problems experienced by industry.

You will also work on a research-level dissertation project of your own where you’ll be able to pick an area you are passionate about and develop a solution to a real world problem in the area.


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

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 114 222 5644