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Instrumentation concerns the development of measurement systems for a wide range of applications in the scientific and technical world. Control is the application of control theory to design systems which have predicable behaviours.
The Instrumentation and Control subject area covers new developments in sensor technologies, instrument communication, networking and information processing to enhance business performance through improved production, systems optimisation and asset management.
MSc Applied Instrumentation and Control is accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control as meeting the ECUK further learning requirements for Chartered Engineering registration.
Rolls Royce Marine
International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); in collaboration with Glasgow University: development of plant simulations and safeguards monitoring software to aid nuclear non-proliferation inspections.
Distance Learning students currently on the programme are employed by the following companies:
Aker Kvaerner; Shell, Chevron Nigeria, Rockwell Automation Ltd, Petrofac Engineering, BP Exploration, Marathon Oil, Wood Group; Nigeria LNG Ltd, Elite Control Systems Ltd, Honeywell, BAE Systems, LifeScan, Production Services Network (PSN), SSE, Emerson Process Management Ltd, Scottish Power, Babcock, AMEC, Maersk Oil, General Electric, Risktec Solution, Cameron, Qatar Petroleum, Aibel AS, Fluor Corporation, Syngenta.
Some examples of job titles and companies where graduates of the MSc Applied Instrumentation and Control programme are employed: