Automation and Control

Edinburgh Napier University


Merchiston Campus


Automation and control are important aspects of modern manufacturing and utility supply. Many manufacturing assembly lines and processes utilise programmable control systems.

It is essential to equip the prospective engineer in this field with the appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge. This course will extend your skills across essential areas in the field of automation and control.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). Combined with a suitable accredited undergraduate degree, the MSc degree would then satisfy the academic requirements of the UK Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Subjects Include:

Sustainable Energy Technologies; Automation and Robotics; Research Skills and Project Management; Control Engineering; Mechatronic Systems;Instrumentation Systems; MSc Project.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent. You should have a background in a relevant engineering field such as electrical, electronics, automation, control, automotive or mechatronics. Lesser qualifications will be considered with sufficient relevant work experience in the industry.

Mechanical Engineering as a degree subject will not be considered for this programme.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months (September) 18 months (January)



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy