Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Instrumentation and Control Engineering with Industry

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Course summary

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Summary: This integrated master’s course (including a work placement year) will set you firmly on the path for high earning potential as a professional engineer. You will learn the intricacies of digital electronics and microprocessors, networks and linear control to create instrumentation and control engineering systems which have a range of applications. Course details: From everyday items such as traffic lights or automatic doors, to more complex systems like aircraft, satellites and nuclear power plants, the uses for instrumentation and control technology are virtually endless. The North East is a major centre for industries constantly seeking well-qualified engineering graduates, and this degree programme takes full advantage of the University's location by providing you with significant practical elements and opportunity to engage with industry. The programme is built around a pair of discipline-based threads. These are measurement systems and control systems. These threads form the basis of the majority of modules that run through all three years of the programme. The other modules, such as the mathematics, skills and project modules, support these threads and provide a more rounded and industrial-relevant educational experience.Years 1, 2 and 3 include many of the same core modules as the BEng (Hons) Instrumentation and Control Engineering. In the final year, modules may take the form of mini design projects based on realistic engineering situations. This provides you with the opportunity to experience the project driven environment, typical of the commercial world. The individual project takes place across both Year 3 and the final year (the final-year individual project is a deepening extension/continuation of the Year 3 individual project). This allows students to spend a quarter of their study time at years 3 and 4 concentrating on research in an area of interest in preparation for graduation and their future career. After the course: Instrumentation and control graduates 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. They contribute to almost every area of modern manufacturing, service and financial industries. Graduates from this programme 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

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Assessment method

The programme provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (lectures, tutorials, laboratories, projects, examinations). 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. One module in each year of your study 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. The programme assessment strategy tests subject knowledge, independent thought and skills acquisition and to provide the sort of information about graduates that will be useful to employers. The programme involves a range of types of assessment including coursework, group work, laboratory work and examinations.

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

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Course codeH665
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 128 points Tariff points may be from any combination of recognised level 3 qualifications including mathematics. The preferred second subject is physics, but alternative analytical science subjects are also acceptable.
A level At least two A levels including grade B in mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Distinction, Distinction, Merit in an appropriate discipline including distinction in further mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma Engineering - with merit in at least 24 level 3 credits including mathematics.
Scottish Higher Including grade C in higher level mathematics.
Scottish Advanced Higher Including grade C in higher level mathematics.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) At least five subjects studied at higher level, including grade A (H1 if awarded after 2016) in mathematics.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 You are expected to have at least Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills, typically, GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or passes in level 2 Functional Skills.

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 Industry at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS