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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

  • Last Updated

    18 March 2019

The Automation and Control MSc prepares you for a career as a design or development engineer in control and automated systems.

About this course

The Automation and Control MSc covers all the major disciplines in automation and control. It includes the in-depth study of:

  • advanced control systems
  • industrial automation technologies
  • systems integration
  • distributed control systems
  • field bus protocols

You’ll also develop skills in research and knowledge acquisition to provide the foundation for further study.

What you'll learn

The Automation and Control MSc covers all the major disciplines in automation and control. It includes the in-depth study of:

  • advanced control systems
  • industrial automation technologies
  • systems integration
  • distributed control systems
  • field bus protocols

You’ll also develop skills in research and knowledge acquisition to provide the foundation for further study.

Your development

Our experts have worldwide reputations in electrical engineering and control research - and you will be able to work with them. You will choose the topic of your research project, supported by our expertise. Our innovative educational techniques will give you practical design skills and research methodologies.

Delivery

You take modules to a total value of 180 credits over three semesters. 120 credits of taught modules take place during the first and second semesters. The course comprises a mixture of: 

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • coursework
  • practical laboratory classes

You'll learn in modern lecture theatres equipped with audiovisual equipment. Blackboard, a web-based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), supports your taught modules. Practical sessions are in small groups in modern laboratories with extensive computing facilities.

You will sit exams in January and May/June. You will complete your 60 credit individual project over semesters two and three. Your background reading and design work take place over semester two. Most of your dissertation preparation and experimental work will be in semester three.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Engineering Council. This ensures you receive a good foundation for professional registration.

Facilities

You will have access to a range of specialist facilities. Each research group in the school has dedicated equipment and laboratories.


Visit the Automation and Control - MSc page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

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