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MSC Automation, Control and Robotics

MSC Automation, Control and Robotics

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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Cybernetics

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Gain the ability to apply principles of modelling, classical and modern control concepts and controller design packages.
  • Learn how to design and exploit automation and robotic systems in a range of manufacturing and industrial applications.
  • Work alongside research staff from the Power, Electrical and Control Engineering, and Electronic Engineering Subject Groups and the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR) at Sheffield Hallam.

The MSc Automation, Control and Robotics course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to develo


Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

How you learn

The course covers a wide range of important topics in automation, control and robotics: control systems, advanced control methods, industrial robotics, mobile robots, industrial automation, and artificial intelligence. You also have the opportunity to explore elective modules on topics of your interests and career desires.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • laboratory sessions
  • problem-based and practical activity-based sessions
  • group and individual project work
  • acting as mentors for new students

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • automation and control
  • process and petrochemical
  • manufacturing
  • energy
  • automotive
  • aerospace

You can also pursue careers in engineering design and development, engineering research, engineering consultancy and engineering management.

and enhance your advanced technical and problem solving skills in control engineering, industrial automation and robotics.


Advanced Control Methods (15 Credits) - Core
Applicable Artificial Intelligence (15 Credits) - Core
Control Of Linear Systems (15 Credits) - Core
Industrial Automation (15 Credits) - Core
Project And Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Robotics (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have one from the following: An Honours degree (2.2 or above) in a science or engineering; a suitable professional qualifications in an engineering; an Honours degree in any discipline containing aspects relevant to automation and control engineering , plus at least 1 year of appropriate industrial; a diploma in a technological area, with at least 3 years of relevant experience.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on...more

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