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, breweries and other food production facilities. Course details: This degree includes an integrated foundation year if you don’t have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for direct entry to Year 1 of the degree. The foundation year helps you develop your knowledge in maths and other important subjects to enable you to proceed confidently through the remainder of the programme. The North East is a major centre for industries constantly seeking well-qualified engineering graduates. 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 maths, 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+ at senior level (prospects.ac.uk, 2015). After the course: As an instrumentation and control graduate you 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. Instrumentation and control graduates contribute to almost every area of modern manufacturing, service and financial industries. Graduates from similar programmes have found employment worldwide in a range of industrial and contracting companies including ABB, BASF, BNFL, Honeywell, Tioxide, Kavaerner, Sabic and Huntsman.