Control Engineering (871H1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module offers an introduction to control systems, mathematical modelling and system identification, feedback control, and commonly used controllers (i.e. PID control), the study of sensors and actuators and their role in control systems.

It prepares students to use software commonly used for control in industrial applications (Matlab, Simulink, and Labview), and it will use these computational tools in practical applications. Additionally it introduces concepts from control logic and state machines which could be used in future modules or projects.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 46 hours of contact time and about 104 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.