Automation and Control MSc


Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.


Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Production Control / Automation (General)

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

This course covers all the major disciplines in automation and control. It includes in-depth study of advanced control systems, industrial automation technologies, systems integration, distributed control systems and field bus protocols.

The Automation and Control MSc equips engineering graduates with the theory and practical experience to begin a career as a design or development engineer in control and automated systems. It also develops skills in research and knowledge acquisition, which provides the foundation for further study. You study modern and classic control systems and industrial automation technologies. The course also provides the latest information on systems integration using field buses and distributed control systems. You use industry standard test and measurement equipment and also experimental hardware and software packages relevant to the field of automation and control. The course comprises a mixture of lectures, tutorials, coursework and practical laboratory classes. Innovative educational techniques equip you with practical design skills and research methodologies. You will engage with experts with world-wide reputations for high quality research in the field of Electrical Engineering and Control. Teaching is delivered in modern lecture theatres equipped with audio visual equipment. Blackboard, a web based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), supports your taught modules. Practical sessions take place in small groups in world-class laboratories with extensive computing facilities.

Different course options
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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

EEE8074 : Coursework (EP and AC) (8 Credits) - Core

The principal aim is to provide the student with experience of carrying out experimental work in the students' subject area. The student will also develop important transferable skills like planning, safe working practices, general experimental techniques and report preparation.

EEE8075 : Electrical Power and Control Project (8 Credits) - Core

This module aims to enable the student to gain practical experience in the design, simulation, construction and testing of an electrical drive system. The student will develop experimental skills through the measurement, analysis and verification of results and the findings will be communicated in a technical report.

EEE8013 Linear Controller Design and State Space with Matlab Applications (8 Credits) - Core

Basic concepts of state space analysis, solution of state space systems including the state transition matrix, state space geometry, state feedback (pole placement and LQR), estimators, tracking.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Students need to have a 2:2 BEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in electrical and electronic engineering; computer engineering; mechanical engineering; physics; communications or information and control engineering.

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