MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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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.
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.
|State-Space and Multivariable Control
|Applied Control and Autonomous Systems
|Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Systems
|Optimal & Robust Control
|Process Control & Model Predictive Control
|Digital Control & System Identification
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