What will I learn?

This course will introduce you to the major aspects of control theory and optimisation, as well as their application to the design of automated systems. You will develop skills in the use of the standard computer packages for control design and optimisation.

In response to the growing demands of the chemical, oil, aerospace, aeronautical, power, transport and defence industries, control theory and optimisation has developed into a well-established body of knowledge that many engineers need to acquire.

You study taught modules, both core and optional, in the Autumn and Spring terms (October–April). Modules are taught through a blend of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories. You will then take written exams on the studied modules between May and June. You also complete a substantial individual research project, which will be carried out in an area of special interest.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council. It meets the full academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meets the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Which department am I in?

Department of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£34,000.00 (34,83,171) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

2 October 2021

Venue

South Kensington Campus

Exhibition Road,

Kensington and Chelsea,

London,

SW7 2AZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree. The minimum requirement is based on the university's selectivity ranking; from the most competitive we look for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3/4 to 3.25/4 or better. From other mainstream universities we look for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4 or better. Departments may require a higher grade from particular institutions.

For international students

The minimum requirement is a first-class degree in electrical/electronic engineering, or a related subject with a substantial electrical/electronic engineering component. The overall degree grade must be at least 75% overall. Students should have IELTS scores 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements). Students should have TOEFL scores 100 overall (minimum 22 in all elements).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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