MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering with Extended Research / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:

Course unit fact file
Unit code EEEN60070
Credit rating 60
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Available as a free choice unit? No


The student will carry out the research programme outlined in the Project Specification and will write and submit a Dissertation on the subject of this research.


The course unit unit aims to:

The dissertation should demonstrate an appropriate level of professional competence in the practical development of a suitable application that meets a perceived need, specification or the realisation of a research project.

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Describe and evaluate the methodology used
  • Demonstrate the application of the appropriate disciplinary skills
  • Describe and evaluate the solution and its theoretical and practical significance

Intellectual skills

  • Analyse a problem and the relevant literature or practical context
  • Design an appropriate solution
  • Appraise critically the project, indicating the rationale for the proposed solution, lessons learnt during the course of the project, and evaluation of the solution and methodology used

Practical skills

  • Use software, simulation and CAD tools as appropriate in the construction of the problem solution
  • Use programming and software tools relevant to the system operation
  • Use appropriate test and measurement equipment to acquire data related to the problem
  • Use hardware necessary to construct and integrate the system
  • Use software tools as appropriate to record and analyse data

Transferable skills and personal qualities

  • Demonstrate creativity and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate academic writing (including use of references), project management, risk analysis, project documentation

Assessment methods

Assessment Dissertation 

Dissertation written in line with Dissertation Project Handbook, section 4.2 Dissertation Format and Presentation, which forms 100% of the unit assessment.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 600

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Victor Levi Unit coordinator

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