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.
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.
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.
The course is delivered by the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Find out from our staff and previous students about the benefits of studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle.
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.
The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Engineering Council, and therefore provides a good foundation for professional registration.
You have access to a range of specialist facilities in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Each research group in the School has dedicated equipment and laboratories:
- Communications, Sensors, Signal and Information Processing
- Emerging Technology and Materials (ETM)