Postgraduate Studies

Why study for Masters or PhD in Control Systems at UP?

The vision of the group is to: “Perform internationally competitive and locally relevant research for the benefit of humankind.”

Control group students develop:
  • Strong international focus and industrial ties.
  • Applied and fundamental research skills.
  • Additional life skills that make control group alumni sought after in industry.

We have published jointly with top academics from across the world:

  • Prof Richard Braatz  – MIT, USA
  • Prof YangQuan Chen   – Univ. of California, USA
  • Prof Biahou Huang   – Univ. of Alberta, Canada
  • Dr Eric Kerrigan  – Imperial College, UK
  • Prof Radhakant Padhi  – ISS, Bangalore, India
  • Prof Larry Ricker  – Univ. of Washington, USA
  • Prof Sigurd Skogestad – Trondheim Norway
  • Prof Andreas Kugi – Technische Universitaet Wien


The following degrees are offered:

BEng (Hons): The Honnours degree functions as the first year of the Master's Degree. During this year four modules need to be completed of which at least one module is aimed at developing a Master's proposal. The four modules for the Control Systems Group is:

  1. Introduction to Research EIN732
  2. Multivariable Control EMB732
  3. Optimal Control EBO780
  4. (Module chosen in consultation with Group Head)

MEng: Dissertation topics are chosen in discussion with the Group Head. If the student completed Honnours at UP, the topics are finalized based on the preparatory work completed in Honnours.

PhD: Thesis topics are chosen in discussion with the Group Head.

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