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Subject areas

Production Control / Automation (General)

Course type


Course summary

This course aims to provide relevant training to engineering graduates who wish to pursue a career in fields such as intelligent manufacturing, production units and distributed control systems or in general advanced control applications. It covers the latest information on advanced control methods as well as focusing on systems integration utilising specific field buses. Based within the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, assessment is by written examination at the end of each semester. Coursework and a dissertation are based on a project conducted in association with one of the School's research groups.

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Full time


12 months

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

A 2.2 BEng Honours degree, or international equivalent, in electrical and electronic engineering, computer engineering, or a related subject such as mechanical engineering, physics, communications or information and control engineering; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.

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Main Campus

Newcastle University

King's Gate

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tyne And Wear


Nearest train station:

Newcastle Central 0.5 Miles away

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