What will I learn?

This version of our flagship course includes a 12-month work placement. In the first year, you’ll take basic and advanced modules. In the second year, you’ll put your knowledge and skills to work.

We’ll give you training in research skills. You’ll carry out an extended research project with a dissertation. You’ll also write a report and give a presentation based on your work placement.

Students are expected to find your own placement, but there is plenty of help and advice from University staff both within the department and through the University’s Careers Service. After finding a placement, you will work with tutors to ensure this is the right choice for you so that you get the most of your time in industry.

Students on the MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering with Industry Placement are looking to gain experience in real-world situations. They will be wanting the opportunity to work for a year in industry. You will be passionate about the use of Control and Systems Engineering infrastructures to transform the way we live and want to gain valuable work experience whilst studying as Masters qualification.

Applicants are required to have good communication skills and have a good grasp of English (if they wish to go on placement in the UK) or the language spoken in the country of their placement. Ideal applicants will have some experience of working in the sector they are interested in – whether that is voluntary or through extra-curricular projects or activities.

Due to working in industry, students must be able to work well under pressure and be able to adapt to new situations and environments. They will have good organisation skills and be able to prioritise their workload. Typically, placements are paid for so you will earn a wage during while working in industry.


  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Individual assignments


  • Exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Project dissertation

Which department am I in?

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£22,600.00 (US$ 28,467) per year
Due to inflation, the fee for Home/EU students could also increase after your first year of study.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2019


University of Sheffield

Western Bank,


S10 2TN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a good undergraduate four year bachelor degree and high grades in relevant individual subjects from an accredited university or college in the USA will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes. For entry to MBA students need a good four year bachelor degree from an accredited university or college in the USA and at least 3 years´ post-graduation work experience. They must be at least 25 years old by the time the programme starts. Students with a lower GPA and considerable work experience may be considered.

For international students

Students need to have overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component.

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About this uni

Russell Group member, Sheffield, is a world top 100 university (QS 2019) and among the top 50 most international universities in the world (THE 2018).

  • Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world
  • Member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group
  • Number one students’ union in the UK for 10 years
  • Number one in the north of England for graduate employability