Taught course

Control and Instrumentation

University of Derby · Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment

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Entry requirements

You'll normally need an appropriate engineering or science undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent, an equivalent professional qualification, or significant industrial or professional experience following your initial qualification. If English is not your first language, you'll also need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

You'll specialise in control and instrumentation, and develop the skills and knowledge you'll need to apply for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) when you graduate.

Chartered Engineers use a range of fundamental scientific principles to:

  • research, develop and apply new technologies
  • develop and promote advanced designs and design methods
  • introduce new and more efficient production techniques
  • initiate marketing and construction concepts
  • pioneer new engineering services and management methods.

This course is flexible, so you'll have lots of choice in the specialist subject modules you take and the ways you learn. So you'll study some modules through lectures and tutorials, some online and others in your workplace. You'll study both on your own and as part of a group. Your project work will also give you vital experience of working in teams.

If your undergraduate degree is not accredited by the Engineering Council as part of their requirements for the CEng, or you're unsure about studying a postgraduate course, you can do the Preparatory Programme - Preparing for Postgraduate Study in Arts, Design and Technology (Engineering) - before you start the MSc.

Information for international students

Read about how to apply to the University of Derby and more on our website: http://www.derby.ac.uk/international/

Fees and funding

UK students
£690 per 20 credit module
International students
13,500 for the full programme

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Amar Bousbaine
+44 (0) 1332 590500