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The MRes Control and Systems Engineering programme is a specialist master's degree that offers a comprehensive introduction to research methods in the field. You'll have the opportunity to pursue a research topic of your choice while also benefiting from lectures and lab work to strengthen your knowledge. With a focus on control and systems engineering, you'll have a wide range of research areas to explore. The programme also emphasizes the development of essential research skills such as data analysis, report writing, and presentation techniques. The entry requirements include a first-class undergraduate honours degree in engineering, science, or maths. Join us to embark on an exciting career in research and development or academia.

About the course

This specialist masters course prepares you for a PhD or a career in research. It will enable you to work on a significant research project whilst also developing your knowledge in areas of control and systems engineering.

This course enables you to specialise in an area of control and systems engineering that you are passionate about by studying a significant year-long research project of your choice, alongside a range of taught modules. 

There are a wide range of research areas for you to study. Working with your project leader, you’ll learn vital research techniques that will help you to succeed in a career in research, such as collating data, report writing and presentation skills.

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Entry Requirements

First-class undergraduate honours degree in an engineering or mathematics subject. We may also consider science subjects with a significant amount of programming modules.


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Roisin Clear

Why did you choose to study your course?

My first degree was in Physics and Medical Physics, and I’d been working for three years. I wanted to change my career into engineering as I was looking for more practical and challenging work in a space or space-related field. When I was researching where to study, I learned that the University of Sheffield’s Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering has an excellent reputation for research and links with industry, so it was an easy choice for me.

What is your favourite part of studying in ACSE and the University of Sheffield?

Definitely the SunbYte project. I got involved in early October and thanks to my background in physics I was able to become a team leader for the optical subsystem of SunbYte III. I've got to know lots of fellow space enthusiasts and I'm visiting a NASA facility in July to integrate our SunbYte III payload with a weather balloon platform which will be launched in late August. It has been a lot of work but nothing worth doing is easy, and this has been a very positive experience overall.

What do you do outside of study?

Study and the SunbYte project takes up the majority of my time, however I have started bouldering at the University's climbing wall and was surprised to find that I wasn't as bad as I thought I was going to be, and I really enjoy it!

What is your favourite module?

I really liked the Embedded Systems / Rapid Control Prototyping module. As the name suggests, we got to learn about how we would create control system prototypes in industry, and then applied this to the control of a little twin rotor helicopter model. This meant that I was able to apply all of the theory I had learned in the previous semester to a physical system which really helped to solidify my knowledge, and it's always fun to see your maths and coding make something move.

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