The overall objective of this course is to add value to your first degree and previous relevant experience by developing a focused, integrated and critically aware understanding of underlying theory and current policy and practice in the field of control systems engineering.
The course is control systems focused, with the emphasis on control systems theory together with a range of control applications including industrial control (SCADA), intelligent control, flight control and robotic control. The control systems approach provides continuity in learning throughout the one year of study.
• Emphasis on feedback control, robotics, flight control and discrete event manufacturing control
• Real opportunities for career progression in to the automation industry
• Programme designed using Engineering Council benchmarks
Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/advanced-control-systems
This course is suitable for engineering graduates seeking employment in the automation and control sector, and, in part-time mode, for practising engineers from the control systems area who wish to extend and update their skills.
On completion of the course you should have a critical awareness and understanding of current problems in control engineering, techniques applicable to research in the field of control systems and how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the field of control systems. You should also be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgments in the absence of complete data, and communicate your conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialists.
Teaching will be delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, computer workshops and laboratory activities.
• Automation and Robotics
• Instrumentation and Control
• Artificial Intelligence
• Flight Dynamics and Control
• Operations Techniques and Management
• MSc Project and Dissertation
• 35% examinations
• 65% coursework (labs, reports, dissertation)
The course could lead to control and automation opportunities in manufacturing and engineering companies, plus careers in the aerospace sector. There are also opportunities to pursue further research within our CASE control and Intelligent Systems Research Centre.
How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying
Typically a minimum of 2:2 honours degree with significant numerate content comparable to first degrees in engineering. Applications from practitioners without formal qualifications but with significant experience of the criminal justice system may also be considered via our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process. International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.0 band score or a score of TOEFL at 575 or above (232 computer based) with a TWE of 4.0 or above are proof of this.