MSc Automation Control and Robotics (Work Experience)

Year of Entry 2024/25
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MSc

Automation Control and Robotics (Work Experience)

Full-time Engineering

Develop and enhance your advanced technical and problem-solving skills in the areas of control engineering, industrial automation and robotics, with additional work experience.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £10,310 or £11,810 (with work experience) for the course
International/EU: £17,205 or £18,705 (with work experience) for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2024
January 2025
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Gain the ability to apply principles of modelling, classical and modern control concepts and controller design packages.
  • Learn how to design and exploit automation and robotic systems in a range of manufacturing and industrial applications.
  • Work alongside research staff from the Power, Electrical and Control Engineering, and Electronic Engineering Subject Groups and the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR) at Sheffield Hallam.

On this course you cover a wide range of topics, including control systems, advanced control methods, industrial robotics, mobile robots, industrial automation, and artificial intelligence.

Accredited by
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.



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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course team provides you with a supportive and engaging learning environment throughout your studies.  You experience and engage in a variety of learning methods as you progress through the course. We have designed a balanced mix of activities to enable knowledge acquisition, ensure understanding and develop you as a professional. In addition to this you will also have access to a range of state-of-the art, dedicated laboratories and workshops.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • laboratory sessions
  • problem-based and practical activity-based sessions
  • group and individual project work
  • acting as mentors for new students

This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

Work experience is embedded midway through your course. Your dissertation module will be submitted upon completion of your placement.

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Leon Shpanin
Dr Leon Shpanin
Senior Lecturer, Electronic and Electrical engineering.

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to go on a work placement for up to 12 months. You are supported in finding placements and can apply for a vacancy as you would a job. There are dedicated sessions to support you in CV writing, interview skills and job applications. The placement starts during the summer of your second year and most are paid. The work placement is not guaranteed and you will be encouraged to be proactive in your placement search and the application process.

Work-based learning

An MSc project and dissertation can provide an opportunity for industrially-commissioned or industrially-based work at a high level. MSc projects carried out by part-time students are typically of significant importance to their companies, and can raise a student's profile in the organisation.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • automation and control
  • process and petrochemical
  • manufacturing
  • energy
  • automotive
  • aerospace

You can also pursue careers in engineering design and development, engineering research, engineering consultancy and engineering management.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • MATLAB
  • LabVIEW

Entry requirements

All students

Normally one from • an honours degree (2.2 or above) in a science or engineering subject, • suitable professional qualifications in an engineering field • a degree in any discipline containing aspects relevant to automation and control engineering , plus at least one year of appropriate industrial experience • a diploma in a technological area, with at least three years of relevant experience International students India • a first class BE in a relevant discipline, or a good second class BE with a strong performance in mechanical and manufacturing subjects China • a four year Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline, with an overall average of at least 80 per cent or equivalent Other countries • a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Control Methods Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Applicable Artificial Intelligence Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Control Of Linear Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Industrial Automation Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Project And Dissertation (Work Experience) Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Robotics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Signal Processing Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Machine Vision Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Manufacturing Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Modern Electric Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Project And Quality Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Sustainability, Energy And Environmental Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam
Practical
Module: Systems On Chip (S.O.C.) Architectures And Prototyping Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Postgraduate Placement Credits: -

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course without work experience placement or £11,810 with work experience placement.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £17,205 for the course without work experience placement or £18,705 with work experience placement.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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Roopesh from India speaks about his experience studying MSc Automation, Control and Robotics at Sheffield Hallam University.
 

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You apply for this course via our online application form.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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