MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering (with Industrial Management)


University of Sheffield    Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time Award winner
Business & Management (5) Engineering (12)

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Are you ready to take your engineering career to the next level? Look no further than our MSc(Eng) Advanced Control and Systems Engineering (with Industrial Management) programme. This unique course combines the principles of control and systems engineering with management theory and practice, giving you a strong foundation for a successful career in industry. You'll gain expertise in project management, risk management, and innovation, and have the opportunity to work with leading companies on real-world challenges. With accreditation from prestigious institutions, excellent teaching methods, and strong industry connections, this programme is designed to propel you towards success in advanced manufacturing, software engineering, robotics, and more. Join our inclusive and supportive learning community today!

About the course

This course will advance your knowledge of modern control and systems engineering together with management theory and practice.

This course is designed for anyone looking to specialise in control and systems engineering and management theory and practice. 

You will learn systems modelling, optimization and signal processing and industrial automation together with project management, risk management and management of innovation. 

You’ll work with companies on real problems experienced by industry and learn practical skills using MATLAB and programme logic controllers (PLCs).

You will also complete a research-level dissertation project where you will take the lead to advance your knowledge and skills in systems and control engineering.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 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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Anikta Kalra

"I have always had a passion for engineering and have been quite a space enthusiast since my childhood, having been part of a number of clubs at VIT University in India - but none of these came close to rocketry. I chose to come to The University of Sheffield because it is one of the top universities in the UK that offers an MSc course in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering. Not only this but Sheffield is the only university that has a department dedicated to the discipline and is rated the best university for student experience".

Alongside her studies Anikta is also part of Team SunrIde and is the Project Lead. Team SunrIde is inspired from the success of SunbYte, the University of Sheffield’s balloon telescope project. The university doesn’t have its own specialised rocket engineering group, so we decided to form our own. Striving to become a ground-breaking rocket engineering team within the University and the UK. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering. The Spaceport America Cup (SAC) is the world’s largest intercollegiate competition in rocketry and we are the first team to enter from the UK. This inspired me along with my co-leader Jae Hyun Lim and academic advisor Dr Fedun to set up SunrIde and enter the competition.

My Masters Thesis is entitled “Numerical Analysis of Plasma flow in Solar Atmosphere” and my tutor is Dr Viktor Fedun. The course provides a combination of theoretical and practical aspects that helped when it came to designing the rocket. In particular, we were able to use the universities propulsion laboratory to test the thrust curves of the motor. The design and testing of the rocket also involved several concepts of stability. A stability of 1.5-2.0 was required for the competition, this requirement was met due to concepts and theories taught at the university.

"My goal has always been to be actively involved with research and teaching. I intend to look for a life-long involvement as a researcher in robotics and controls. My advice to budding engineers is fall and make mistakes, as this is the best way to learn and grow."

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