Industrial Control Engineering (MEng)

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Now recruiting for September 2021 start

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4 Years (Full-Time)
5 Years (Placement)


Park, Cheltenham

This integrated course includes content from the undergraduate BEng degree, in addition to postgraduate degree content. Students will graduate with a masters degree (MEng) upon completion.

We will prepare you to be creative and innovative in addressing challenges from the implementation of the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0.

This course is for students interested in developing their careers in both analytical and practical areas of control engineering, with emphasis on implementation of practical industrial control systems. This course also provides excellent preparation for students wishing to continue their study to doctorial level research.

You will study Discrete Control Systems and Stability, Control of Non-Linear Systems, Smart Sensors, Competitive and Reliability Engineering, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Creative and Innovative Design Projects, and complete an Advanced Research Project.

The Industrial Control Engineering course has been designed to create effective multi-disciplinary engineers who have acquired the necessary creative, technical and research skills to work within the broad spectrum of modern industry.

This course will equip you with advanced knowledge of industrial control engineering, including classical control system design and optimal, adaptive and intelligent control systems. The course will also cover engineering management and explore pioneering approaches in this field - encouraging students to solve both real-world and research-orientated problems.

The course has been designed to be accredited by the Engineering Council through the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (iMechE), and/or the Energy Institute. 

Find out more about the other engineering courses we offer and our committment to STEM.

Study style

The course includes lectures, guest speakers, seminars, individual work, self-led work/research and group work.

Group work brings together engineers from a variety of backgrounds to shape projects and tasks. As a day release course, you can immediately apply your learning to your industry role.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2021 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC (must include Maths and either Physics, Electronics, Further Maths or Chemistry) or a combination of your qualifications to reach the required tariff total.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.



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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
MEng (Hons) - 4 years full-timeH662
MEng (Hons) - 5 years placementH663


  • Control engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Academic research professional or Doctorial student
  • Engineering management professional

Industry links

The course has a strong focus on industrial applications based on an extensive survey of various industrial companies. You will have a chance to gain practical experience with local employers including ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd.

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Master a broad skillset

Study in a school that combines engineering, computing, business and management, and gain the creative and technical knowledge and skills needed to work within the varied spectrum of modern industries.

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Meet the increasing demand

Industrial Control Engineering skills are in high demand both within the UK and world-wide. This course will prepare you for a professional position in the expanding industry.

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Strong links with the industry

Benefit from our strong links to local and national employers including ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd etc.