Is your undergrad degree in engineering, maths or science? An MSc in Control Engineering will bring you to a precious career in almost every engineering field from automotive, aircraft industry, power and energy, automation, process industry including oil and gas, food and drink, pharmaceutical industry and many others.
Modern day control engineering has grown with the advancement of technology, used within the energy, pharmaceutical, utilities, manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and chemical engineering industries
This course aims to develop your knowledge in adaptive model based control to maximise efficiency, performance and safety, which is underpinned by robust system identification and testing using mathematical modelling of inputs, outputs and various behaviours.
Course content is guided by the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), which sets out the competence and commitment required for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Within the context of a changing technological environment and the resulting challenges, such as increasing reliance on automation in industry and electrification of vehicle and system automation, you will cover aspects of automatic control systems, from classical control system design to optimal, adaptive and intelligent control systems.
Depending on your interests, you can also use optional module choices to explore areas such as artificial neural networks, evolutionary computing or rapid control prototyping by choosing from a range of optional modules.
Why choose this course?
This professionally accredited course covers areas ranging from classical control system design to optimal, adaptive and intelligent control systems, such as proportional + Integral + Derivative (PID) control, Smith Predictor, Model Predictive Control (MPC), state variable feedback pole placement.
International experience opportunities
The Control Group has connections with industry, which includes many multinational companies, including: Jaguar Land Rover, GE Power Conversion, TRW Automotive Systems, AVL, Bytronic Automation Ltd, SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre, Abbott Diabetes, University Hospital Coventry and Elekta Oncology Systems Ltd.
Academic and research staff who deliver the teaching in this programme have strong collaboration with industry, as well as other researchers in other universities in Europe and overseas territories like Asia, North and South America. This could give potential opportunities for students to visit, develop network or involve in the existing collaborations. It also open opportunities to students who intend to continue their education and develop their career abroad.
Successful completion of our Master’s degrees in Control Engineering and Systems and Control could provide you with skills applicable for industries including automotive, aerospace, process/chemical industries, manufacturing, robotics and automation, finance and banking.