The course will provide you with a detailed understanding of advanced control engineering and the essential role that it plays in a broad range of industries.
It provides the foundations necessary to understand the principles of control systems technology and also the knowledge required to apply the latest control techniques to problems encountered in a variety of engineering sectors, including the petrochemical, aerospace, robotic and automotive industries.
In completing the course you will become highly employable in an area of engineering that is rapidly growing in importance. Furthermore, the course will provide you with all the necessary skills required if you wish to continue to study for a PhD and contribute your own ideas to advance this most exciting of technlogies.
The aims of the course are to:
Provide an advanced education in control and systems engineering, emphasising modern theoretical developments and their practical application
Give a sound fundamental understanding of the principles underlying the operation of control systems
Enable students to apply modern control principles in various areas of industry
Students acquire a range of intellectual skills that cover the design, analysis and simulation of control systems. A strong emphasis is placed on practical and transferable skills through laboratory exercises and the use of software packages.
Typical course units include Control and Computer Laboratory, Linear Optimal Control, Intelligent Systems, Non-linear Controllers & Systems, Self-tuning and Adaptive Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Data Engineering, Fault Detection and Diagnosis, and Process Control Systems.
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