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Automatic Control & Systems Engineering

University of Sheffield
Automatic Control & Systems Engineering
  • United Kingdom
  • Laboratory
  • Robotics Developer


  • Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield

    Established in 1968, the Automatic Control & Systems Engineering Department of the University of Sheffield was created in response to the increasing importance of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering in all branches of global business.

    The Automatic Control & Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield is the largest department in Europe today. This department dedicates itself to the study of control and systems engineering, collaborating with industries on cutting-edge research.

    Since it was founded, the department has grown to provide a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses and continuing professional development opportunities in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering and related fields. The department takes pride in being the top research center in the world, and is the largest academic research center in the UK solely dedicated to control and systems engineering.

    The research conducted in this department is mostly multi-disciplinary and results in collaboration with national and global institutions and wide partnerships with other departments in the University of Sheffield. Moreover, this leading research center devotes itself to control and systems engineering. It was also awarded with Recognition of Excellence by the UK Research Assessment Exercise of 2008.

    To further strengthen its presence in the field of robotics and related research, ACSE collaborates with other departments and other researchers of various backgrounds. Among them is the White Rose University Consortium, where, together with Oxford or Cambridge University, they are able to conduct greater researches. 

    ACSE is also a member of the Worldwide Universities Network where they make vital advances in understanding topics of global issues through international research platforms involving student and staff exchanges and collaborative research programs.

    Another partnership that ACSE is currently involved in is with N8 Research Partnership, which is a group effort of eight of the most research-intensive universities found in the Northern part of England: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, York, and Sheffield. Here they pool together to acquire the funding needed to do advanced and intensive research with local, regional, and global industries.

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