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Sheffield Hallam University: Automation, Control and Robotics (Work Experience)

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department College of Business Technology and Engineering
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


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Course Summary:

Develop and enhance your advanced technical and problem-solving skills in the areas of control engineering, industrial automation and robotics, with additional work experience.

  • Gain the ability to apply principles of modelling, classical and modern control concepts and controller design packages.

  • Learn how to design and exploit automation and robotic systems in a range of manufacturing and industrial applications.

  • Work alongside research staff from the Power, Electrical and Control Engineering, and Electronic Engineering Subject Groups and the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR) at Sheffield Hallam.

In this course, you cover a wide range of topics, including control systems, advanced control methods, industrial robotics, mobile robots, industrial automation, and artificial intelligence.

How You Learn:

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course team provides you with a supportive and engaging learning environment throughout your studies. You experience and engage in a variety of learning methods as you progress through the course. We have designed a balanced mix of activities to enable knowledge acquisition, ensure understanding and develop you as a professional. In addition to this, you will also have access to a range of state-of-the-art, dedicated laboratories and workshops.

You learn through:

  • lectures

  • tutorials

  • seminars

  • laboratory sessions

  • problem-based and practical activity-based sessions

  • group and individual project work

  • acting as mentors for new students

This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

Work experience is embedded midway through your course. Your dissertation module will be submitted upon completion of your placement.

Applied Learning

Work placements:

You will have the opportunity to go on a work placement for up to 12 months. You are supported in finding placements and can apply for a vacancy as you would a job. There are dedicated sessions to support you in CV writing, interview skills and job applications. The placement starts during the summer of your second year and most are paid. The work placement is not guaranteed and you will be encouraged to be proactive in your placement search and the application process.

Work-based learning:

An MSc project and dissertation can provide an opportunity for industrially-commissioned or industrially-based work at a high level. MSc projects carried out by part-time students are typically of significant importance to their companies, and can raise a student's profile in the organisation.


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