MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course description

Control Engineering is a multi-disciplinary subject, with applications across a wide range of industrial sectors.  The Control Systems Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester has been running an MSc course in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering since 1968.  The course is geared for graduates from a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines.

The aims of the course are to:

  • provide an advanced education in control and systems engineering, emphasising modern theoretical developments and their practical application
  • give a sound fundamental understanding of the principles underlying the operation of control systems
  • enable students to apply modern control principles in various areas of industry

Students acquire a range of intellectual skills that cover the design, analysis and simulation of control systems. A strong emphasis is placed on practical and transferable skills through laboratory exercises and the use of software packages.

Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), the University of Manchester's new £400m purpose built home for engineering and material science , is nearing completion. The physical move to the new development is scheduled to take place between January 2021 and December 2021. Whilst it is anticipated that access to equipment, or work on projects for which such access is required may be limited during the period of the move, plans are underway to ensure that any disruption caused is minimised, a wide selection of dissertation projects will continue to be available, and excellent student experience remains pivotal. If you have any questions about how the move may affect you, please contact pgt-eee@manchester.ac.uk .

Coursework and assessment

The taught part of the course comprises course units of 15 credits each.  This is assessed by written examinations, coursework and laboratory reports.

A strong feature of the course is the dissertation project, which constitutes 60 Credits.  The project introduces students to cutting edge control theory and applications.

Course unit details

Typical course units include Control and Computer Laboratory, Linear Optimal Control, Intelligent Systems, Non-linear Controllers & Systems, Self-tuning and Adaptive Systems, Manufacturing Automation, and Process Control Systems.

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Dissertation EEEN60070 60 Mandatory
Control Fundamentals EEEN60108 15 Mandatory
State-Space and Multivariable Control EEEN60109 15 Mandatory
Digital Control & System Identification EEEN60110 15 Mandatory
Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Systems EEEN60111 15 Mandatory
Process Control & Model Predictive Control EEEN60112 15 Mandatory
Optimal & Robust Control EEEN60114 15 Mandatory
Robotics & Autonomous Systems EEEN60115 15 Mandatory
Applied Control EEEN60122 15 Mandatory

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk