Taught course

Applied Instrumentation and Control

Glasgow Caledonian University · School of Engineering and Built Environment

Entry requirements

Entry to the MSc programme is based on a UK Honours degree 2:2 or equivalent overseas qualification in engineering or physical sciences with a strong electrical or electronic element.

For Mature candidates, equivalence to an Honours degree may be demonstrated through Accreditation of Prior Learning.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control, the MSc Applied Instrumentation and Control provides a solid foundation in measurement science and control theory, practical experience of data acquisition and instrument networking, analysis of systems for condition monitoring, fault detection and control system design.

Designed in consultation with industry, the programme provides a structured approach to the implementation of recent developments whilst maintaining a secure underpinning identified through many years of experience.

Using case studies throughout, the programme provides you with knowledge that is instantly applicable to industry, thus ensuring efficient and relevant knowledge transfer. The programme will include a project which may be industrially based..

Oil and Gas pathway also available (see Oil and Gas Education)

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.0 with no single element below 5.5; or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Students who have accepted a postgraduate place on this course can apply directly to the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for a loan to cover up to £3,400 towards their tuition fees.

The application form will be available to download from the SAAS website (www.saas.gov.uk)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
36 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation30 (25000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630