BEng (Hons) Instrumentation Measurement and Control

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    Delivery type
    Graduate Apprenticeship
    4 years
    BEng (Hons)


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    The programme combines core elements of Mathematics, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Safety and Management. Successful completion of this programme will allow the graduate to become a productive graduate instrumentation and control engineer in their company.

    The graduate apprenticeship programme is open to new or existing employees in Scotland of all ages and consists of 20% academic learning and 80% work-based learning.

    Graduates' skillset

    The Instrumentation Measurement and Control graduate apprenticeship programme aims to produce BEng (Hons) graduates who:

    • meet the educational base required by the Institute of Instrumentation, Measurement and Control for registration as an Incorporated Engineer;
    • have a good technical understanding of the essential facts across the discipline, but also an awareness of specialist application of technology;
    • are equipped with a sound basis in theoretical engineering principles and methods and their application;
    • are able to operate in team and multidisciplinary contexts;
    • have an appreciation of the wider societal and commercial influences on, and impact of, the discipline;
    • have problem-solving skills and the ability to apply such skills in developing innovative solutions to society's practical needs;
    • have developed the personal qualities and professional competencies of instrumentation and control engineers;
    • have been able to pursue their personal interests in depth in the context of the sponsoring company;
    • have the practical skills required specifically by instrumentation and control engineers and more widely by any numerate professional position.

    Key areas of the programme

    The primary focus of the Instrumentation Measurement and Control graduate apprenticeship programme is on developing the knowledge, understanding and skills outcomes sought by employers.

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    Register your interest in Graduate Apprenticeships

    Places are in high demand, and offered on a first come, first served basis to qualified employees – so please register your interest right away.

    If you are an employer, please complete the contact form to our GA team and we will contact you to discuss a detailed plan for your company.

    If you are already working, ask your manager to get in touch with us by completing this web form.

    If you are looking for an employer who could employ you and put you forward for the GA programme, you can find vacancies with current partner companies.

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