Postgraduate

Automation and Control MSc

Automation and Control MSc

Full time: 12 months

Profile

This course covers all the major disciplines in automation and control. It includes in-depth study of advanced control systems, industrial automation technologies, systems integration, distributed control systems and field bus protocols.

Studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle

The Automation and Control MSc equips engineering graduates with the theory and practical experience to begin a career as a design or development engineer in control and automated systems. It also develops skills in research and knowledge acquisition, which provides the foundation for further study.

What you'll learn

You study modern and classic control systems and industrial automation technologies. The course also provides the latest information on systems integration using field buses and distributed control systems. You use industry standard test and measurement equipment and also experimental hardware and software packages relevant to the field of automation and control.

The course comprises a mixture of lectures, tutorials, coursework and practical laboratory classes. Innovative educational techniques equip you with practical design skills and research methodologies. A specialist topic of your choice is developed through an in-depth research project. You will engage with experts with world-wide reputations for high quality research in the field of Electrical Engineering and Control.

Course delivery

You take modules to a total value of 180 credits over three semesters. Taught modules, worth 120 credits, take place during the first and second semesters with exams held in January and May/June.  An individual project, worth 60 credits, is undertaken over semesters two and three.

Background reading and design work take place during the second semester. The majority of experimental work and preparation of your dissertation takes place during semester three.  

Teaching is delivered in modern lecture theatres equipped with audio visual equipment. Blackboard, a web based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), supports your taught modules. Practical sessions take place in small groups in world-class laboratories with extensive computing facilities.

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Modules

Modules for 2017 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.

MSc

UK

Full time £10,200

EU

Full time £10,200

International

Full time: £21,600

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 BEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • computer engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • physics
  • communications or information and control engineering

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English Language Requirements

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Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

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Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

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