This course aims to provide relevant training to engineering graduates who wish to pursue a career in fields such as intelligent manufacturing, production units and distributed control systems or in general advanced control applications. It covers the latest information on advanced control methods as well as focusing on systems integration utilising specific field buses. Based within the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, assessment is by written examination at the end of each semester. Coursework and a dissertation are based on a project conducted in association with one of the School's research groups.
Modules include: Industrial automation, robotics and artificial intelligence; distributed control systems; advanced control systems; state space analysis and controller design; coursework; electrical power and control project; individual project. Optional modules: Signal processing and estimation; advanced multimedia systems; power electronics; control of electric drives; power systems operation.
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Newcastle Upon Tyne,
*More info: £6000 per year
A 2.2 BEng Honours degree, or international equivalent, in electrical and electronic engineering, computer engineering, or a related subject such as mechanical engineering, physics, communications or information and control engineering; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.
Postgraduate Qualification (MSc)
Production Control / Automation (General)
I haven't got the course yet, but that would be really helpful for me and I will try to get it to improve myself.
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The course isnt hard in terms of the topics covered and the mathematics. What makes this course hard is the incredibly poor notes and the lecturers. The lecturers range from the uninterested to uninformed to overzealous to lazy. As each lecturer writes a mini textbook for each module to give to the students after the lectures, the notes are almost systematically littered with errors, these are mathematical and grammatical. Quite a few of the lecturers are foreign and their english is poor. Considering the £12.5K cost to take the course it is an utter waste of money. Where the course really falls down is in the assignments for each module; due to the nature of the reports lots of assumptions have to be made by the students when they are trying to create a DNO's transformer fleet maintenance policy, for example. It is not clear however about which assumptions can be made, if yours do not match up with the lecturers then a low mark can be expected. The only plus for the course is that on paper it looks really good because the lecturers are professionals from industry and some of them have big names in their areas.
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