Summary: Instrumentation and control is a field applicable to many sectors of industry. It enables efficient and safe automatic control of large-scale continuous processes including nuclear power stations, oil refineries and chemical plants down to smaller batch operations such as manufacturing centres, breweries and other food production facilities. Course details: 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. Teesside University is a natural choice for students aiming high and seeking a solid base of engineering knowledge and skills from which to climb the career ladder. The programme is built around a pair of discipline-based threads - 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 industrially relevant educational experience. You can work in a wide range of industries - oil and gas, manufacturing and environmental agencies. Starting salaries for graduate instrumentation and control engineers can be as high as £25,000, increasing to £65,000+ when a senior level is reached (prospects.ac.uk, 2015). 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. Starting salaries for graduate instrumentation and control engineers can reach £25,000, increasing to £65,000+ when a senior level is reached (prospects.ac.uk, 2016).