Summary: This programme will set you firmly on the path for high earning potential as a professional engineer. You will learn the intricacies of digital electronics and microprocessors, networks and linear control to create instrumentation and control engineering systems which have a range of applications. Course details: 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. The programme is built around a pair of discipline-based threads. These are 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 industrial-relevant educational experience.Years 1, 2 and 3 include many of the same core modules as the BEng (Hons) Instrumentation and Control Engineering. In the final year, modules may take the form of mini design projects based on realistic engineering situations. This provides you with the opportunity to experience the project driven environment, typical of the commercial world. The individual project takes place across both Year 3 and the final year (the final-year individual project is a deepening extension/continuation of the Year 3 individual project). This allows students to spend a quarter of their study time at years 3 and 4 concentrating on research in an area of interest in preparation for graduation and their future career. Graduates can seek careers in a wide range of industries, such as oil and gas, manufacturing and environmental agencies. 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).