Our flagship course blends 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).
The core modules provide you with the basic skills you’ll need to become a control and systems engineer. You’ll take advanced modules in current areas of interest and complete a research-level dissertation project.
Push yourself further
We have cutting edge facilities and technology, including: advanced control and systems software, modelling, simulation and controller design tools, robotics and a flexible manufacturing systems laboratory, evolutionary computing laboratory and clean facilities for the assembly of satellite instrumentation.
Make your mark
You could pursue a career with a large international organisation or government department. Our graduates work in sectors such as manufacturing, power generation and sustainable energy, with companies including British Airways, Jaguar Land Rover, NASA, IBM, Rolls-Royce and Unilever.
A masters from Sheffield is the mark of someone with the skills to apply their knowledge in industry, anywhere in the world. Our MSc in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Council UK, IET and InstMC. These marks of assurance mean our degrees meet the high standards set by the engineering profession.
A Sheffield masters is a strong foundation for a career in industry or research.
We have strong links with industrial partners such as Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems. Our industrial partners help us to design our courses, making sure you learn the right skills.
Rolls-Royce has a research and development centre here, using our expertise to explore today’s challenges. Our masters students often work side by side with researchers at these facilities.
A stimulating environment
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rates us No 1 in the UK for research output, ahead of Oxford and Cambridge, and No 3 for overall research excellence. Our world-class reputation attracts highly motivated staff and students.
You’ll be taught by staff who work on real-world projects, developing new ideas – for submarines, robots, Formula One and even space exploration. Their approach to teaching is just as innovative: ideas like the award-winning take-home lab kit and e-puck mobile robotics activities help you develop the problem-solving skills you need for a trailblazing career.
Foundations of Control Systems; State-Space, Optimal Control and Nonlinear Systems; Signal Processing and Estimation; Embedded Systems and Rapid Control Prototyping; Advanced Industrial Control; Control Systems Project and Dissertation.
Examples of optional modules
Intelligent and Vision Systems; Nonlinear and Hybrid Systems; Robotic and Autonomous Systems; Multisensor and Decision Systems.
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.
Teaching and assessment
You can expect a mix of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work and individual assignments. All the lectures and tutorials are for our systems and control students only. This helps you to bond with your fellow students, so you can learn from each other. You’re assessed on exams, coursework assignments and a project dissertation.
While working in the automation industry, I discovered that my interests perfectly match with the Control Systems programme at this university. The modules offered by the course proved to be an excellent educational platform and matched my personal interests.
Postgraduate Taught Academic Achievement Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
We are offering a number of Postgraduate Taught Academic Achievement Scholarships to UK and EU students with established academic excellence.Candidates satisfying the following criteria will receive a scholarship of £3000.UK or EU resident (not classed as an international student for tuition fee purposes). Hold an offer of a place on an MSc programme from the department. Achieve a minimum of an upper second-class first degree (or equivalent). The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.
Value of Scholarship(s)
UK or EU resident (not classed as an international student for tuition fee purposes). Hold an offer of a place on an MSc programme from the department. Achieve a minimum of an upper second-class first degree (or equivalent).
There is no application process: scholarships will be awarded automatically to all eligible candidates on commencement of their studies in the Department. It is not possible to defer the award of a scholarship.
Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
No. of awards TBC
The University of Sheffield is offering a number of Postgraduate Taught Scholarships to self funded full and part time students who are liable to pay fees at the home rate and starting their studies in 2014. You do not need to wait for your undergraduate degree classification to apply for a scholarship.This is part of a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) initiative aimed at removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from under-represented groups such as those from low income backgrounds and who wouldn’t ordinarily consider going onto postgraduate study for reasons such as access to finance, have caring responsibilities or who come from areas where it is not usual to go to university at all. The University welcomes applications from recent graduates and students who graduated several years ago. Each applicant will be considered for all awards that are applicable but will only be eligible to receive one. Additional considerations:The Faculty of Engineering aim to increase the number of women studying at postgraduate taught level and as such their scholarships are only for female applicants. Male graduates of the University of Sheffield can apply for the Benefactors Scholarships if they meet the criteria.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The Faulty of Engineering has a number of Scholarships available for female UK and EU graduates starting a Masters course in 2014 who did not undertake an undergraduate degree in engineering. If you’re eligible, you could take your masters at Sheffield for FREE.The deadline for 2016 applications will be released shortly.
You’ll be an engineering, mathematics or science honours graduate with a 2:1 degree from a recognised institution. Or you may be an experienced professional, thinking about updating your knowledge of the subject. To thrive in this degree you’ll need to have excellent mathematical notation and basic computer programming skills.Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Recipient: University of Sheffield
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