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Advanced Control and Systems Engineering MSc

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

    The aims of the Progamme 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.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: For 2008/9, the standard academic entry requirements for a masters course will be an upper second class UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in an electrical and electronic engineering discipline.
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Control and Systems Engineering MSc
  • Course description
    Module detailsTypical course units include Control and Computer Laboratory, Linear Optimal Control, Intelligent Systems, Non-linear Controllers & Systems, Self-tuning and Adaptive Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Data Engineering, Fault Detection and Diagnosis, and Process Control Systems.Career opportunitiesIn 2008 we will celebrate the 40 th anniversary of our MSc programme.  In that time graduates of the Programme have achieved top ranking industrial and academic positions in their home countries, in the UK and around the world. Graduates from the Programme are employed in a variety of industries, including process and petro-chemical industries, manufacturing, power generation and the automotive and aerospace sectors.  Recently there has been a surge in demand for control engineers in the field of biomedicine.  More generally feedback control and systems engineering skills play an important part in an ever widening range of high tech applications.The MSc can also be used a spring board for postgraduate research.  Approximately 50% of the current PhD students in the Control Systems Group are graduates from the MSc course.

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