Control Engineering (H6105)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

Using Matlab/Simulink as tools, this module teaches you some theoretical concepts, design methods and practical topics in control engineering.

In this module, we aim to bridge the gap between University education and the ability and skills required in a real working environment. After reviewing feedback control techniques and concepts, you'll attend lectures on the most commonly used design methods and on good engineering practice.

Each student is assigned a unique design case study to complete. This is to mimic a consulting work in a company. Under the instruction of and guidance from the tutor, you'll complete a few different designs for comparison and present some analysis and make a recommendation in a final report. 

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 44 hours of contact time and about 106 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 2020/21. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: