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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Instrumentation and Control Engineering (with Foundation Year and Optional Year in Industry)

UCAS Code: H664

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32-88

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2021

Subjects

Electronic engineering

Control systems

**Optional year in industry**: The year in industry option will help you gain valuable work experience which will help you enhance your graduate employability prospects. During your placement you develop transferable skills such as communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, organisation, problem-solving, being able to work under pressure, self-reliance and commercial awareness. At the end of your work placement you return to complete your degree and prepare to enter employment with improved confidence.

Our work placement officer and the University’s careers service are available to help you find and apply for your work placement. Advice is also available on job hunting and networking.

**Course overview**: This degree includes an integrated foundation year if you do not have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for year one entry. 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. During this course you learn the intricacies of electronics, networks and linear control to create instrumentation and control engineering systems which have a range of applications. 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.

**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, Petrofac, Sabic and INEOS.

Modules

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

Assessment methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Electronic engineering
82%
med
Control systems

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,835
low
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
70%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Engineering professionals
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Other elementary services occupations

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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