Control and Optimisation, M.Sc. | Imperial College London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
38600 GBP/year
16600 GBP/year
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This Control and Optimisation MSc programme from Imperial College London will introduce you to the major aspects of control theory and optimisation, as well as their application to the design of automated systems. You will develop skills in the use of the standard computer packages for control design and optimisation.


In response to the growing demands of the chemical, oil, aerospace, aeronautical, power, transport and defence industries, control theory and optimisation has developed into a well-established body of knowledge that many engineers need to acquire. At the Control and Optimisation MSc programme from Imperial College London you will study taught modules, both core and optional, in the Autumn and Spring terms (October–April). Modules are taught through a blend of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories. You will then take written exams on the studied modules between May and June.

Additional areas of application include:

  • industrial automation
  • robotics
  • mechanical systems
  • biomedical control

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Control Engineering 
  • Design of Linear Multivariable Control Systems 
  • Digital Control Systems
  • Discrete-Event Systems
  • Mathematics for Signals and Systems
  • Modelling and Control of Multi-body Mechanical Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most postgraduate courses remain open until they are full, so make sure you apply in good time. UK and non-visa nationals have the same deadline.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum requirement is a first-class degree in electrical/electronic engineering, or a related subject with a substantial electrical/electronic engineering component.
  • The overall degree grade must be at least 75% overall.
  • A wide variety of international qualifications are accepted.
  • All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.
  • Online application.
  • Application fee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16600 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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