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Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

This specialist masters is ideal if you have previously studied control, mechatronics or robotics. You’ll learn advanced topics in control and systems engineering with an emphasis on system autonomy and intelligence.

Course description

As the need and scope for robots and machine intelligence in all aspects of society grows, so does the market for those trained in automation and systems engineering, especially those with a background in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in control engineering or a related subject.

Alternatively, you might be an experienced professional, thinking about updating your knowledge of the subject.

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Other English language qualifications we accept


Home (2022 annual fee) : £13,000
Overseas (2022 annual fee) : £26,200

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Student Profile(s)

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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