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MScAdvanced Control and Systems Engineering

Tuition fee £20,470 per year
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We work with the biggest names in industry. Our courses are respected by employers all over the world. The MSc in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering is a really interesting course that touches on many subject areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, process engineering and computer science. The course is a nice blend of theoretical, practical and lab work, and we were taught by experts in their chosen fields.

Our flagship course is a powerful blend of theory and practice, giving you a strong grounding for a career in industry or research.

This continually evolving course has been running for over 40 years and is well supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

We work closely with partners such as Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems – Rolls-Royce has a permanent R&D centre here. Masters students often work alongside researchers at these facilities.

Core modules provide you with the basic skills a control and systems engineer needs. You’ll also take advanced modules in current areas of interest and complete a research-level dissertation project.

Programme structure

Core Modules

Foundations of Control Systems
State-space, Optimal Control and Nonlinear Systems
Signal Processing and Estimation
Embedded Systems and Hardware-in-the-loop Design
Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Optional modules

Advanced Industrial Control
Intelligent and Vision Systems
Multisensor and Decision Systems
Nonlinear and Hybrid Systems

Project work

You can use our award-winning take-home lab kits to explore core concepts at home. It supports our teaching, giving you the chance to learn by doing, when you want to, not just in classes. You’ll work on a major project of your own as part of your final assessment and there are chances to contribute to other projects throughout the course.


Laboratory work
Individual assignments

All the lectures and tutorials are for our systems and control students only, helping you to bond with your fellow students, so you can learn from each other.


Coursework assignments
Project dissertation

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States