Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Instrumentation and Control Engineering (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Summary: Instrumentation and control is a field applicable to many sectors of industry. It enables efficient and safe automatic control of large-scale continuous processes including nuclear power stations, oil refineries and chemical plants, down to smaller batch operations such as manufacturing, breweries and other food production facilities. These technologies are also applicable to many other areas, from advanced aircraft flight control to city traffic management systems. Course details: This degree includes an integrated foundation year if you don’t have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for direct entry to Year 1 of the degree. The foundation year helps you develop your knowledge in mathematics and other important subjects to enable you to proceed confidently through the remainder of the programme. The North East is a major centre for industries constantly seeking well-qualified engineering graduates. This degree programme takes full advantage of the University's location by providing you with significant practical elements and opportunities to engage with industry. Teesside University is a natural choice for students aiming high and seeking a solid base of engineering knowledge and skills from which to climb the career ladder. The programme is built around a pair of discipline-based threads – measurement systems and control systems. These threads form the basis of the majority of modules that run through all years 1 to 3 of the programme. The other modules, such as the maths, skills and project modules, support these threads and provide a more rounded and industrially relevant educational experience. You can work in a wide range of industries – oil and gas, manufacturing and environmental agencies. Starting salaries for graduate instrumentation and control engineers can be as high as £25,000, increasing to £65,000+ at a senior level (prospects.ac.uk, 2015). After the course: As an instrumentation and control graduate you can be involved in activities such as designing and maintaining multimillion-pound chemical plants and manufacturing plants; developing advanced measurement and control systems; and environmental analysis and monitoring. Instrumentation and control graduates contribute to almost every area of modern manufacturing, service and financial industries. Graduates from similar programmes have found employment worldwide in a range of industrial and contracting companies including ABB, BASF, BNFL, Honeywell, Tioxide, Kavaerner, Sabic and Huntsman.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

The objective of the programme is to produce graduates who possess a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of instrumentation and control engineering - and the skills and experience which allow them to analyse complex problems appropriate to instrumentation or control engineering. This programme provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (lectures, tutorials, laboratories, projects, exams). You are also expected to spend time on your own - this self-study time is to review lecture notes, prepare course work assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. For example, each 20-credit module typically has around 200 hours of learning time. In most cases, around 60 hours will be spent in lectures, tutorials and laboratories. The remaining learning time is for you to use to gain a deeper understanding of the subject. Each year of full-time study consists of modules totalling 120 credits so, during one year of full-time study, you can expect to have 1,200 hours of learning and assessment. One module in each year of your study, excluding your first year (Level 3), involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. Your course involves a range of assessment types including coursework assignments, laboratory work, presentations and tests.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of
  • Engineering Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH664
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 88 points

Most UCAS tariff based offers are in the range of 32-88 tariff points. The level of the tariff point offer will depend on the subjects that you have studied. Non-tariff qualifications are also considered. You are expected to have at least Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills. GCSE grade 4 (or C) or a pass in Level 2 Functional Skills are acceptable. If you are unsure about your qualifications being eligible for admission, contact our admissions office for advice.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Instrumentation and Control Engineering (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS