Instrumentation and control engineers are highly sought after in a range of industries including oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemical engineering, manufacturing, research, transport and infrastructure.
There are three routes you can select from to gain a postgraduate Master’s award:
The one-year programme is a great option if you want to gain a traditional MSc qualification – you can find out more here. This two-year master’s degree with advanced practice enhances your qualification by adding to the one-year master’s programme an internship, research or study abroad experience.
The MSc Instrumentation and Control Engineering (with Advanced Practice) offers you the chance to enhance your qualification by completing an internship, research or study abroad experience in addition to the content of the one-year MSc. This programme helps you develop your knowledge and skills in instrumentation, electronics and control engineering. And you develop your ability to synthesise information from a variety of sources and make effective decisions on complex instrumentation and control engineering problems.
For the MSc with advanced practice, you complete 120 credits of taught modules, a 60-credit master’s research project and 60 credits of advanced practice.
Examples of past MSc research projects:
Advanced Practice options
Modules offered may vary.
How you learn
You learn through lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. Lectures provide the theoretical underpinning while practical sessions give you the opportunity to put theory into practice, applying your knowledge to specific problems.
Tutorials and seminars provide a context for interactive learning and allow you to explore relevant topics in depth. In addition to the taught sessions, you undertake a substantive MSc research project.
In addition to the taught sessions, you undertake a substantive MSc research project and the Advanced Practice module. This module enables you to experience and develop employability or research attributes and experiential learning opportunities in either an external workplace, internal research environment or by studying abroad. You also critically engage with either external stakeholders or internal academic staff, and reflect on your own personal development through your Advanced Practice experience.
How you are assessed
Assessment varies from module to module. It may include in-course assignments, design exercises, technical reports, presentations or formal examinations. For your MSc project you prepare a dissertation.
Your Advanced Practice module is assessed by an individual written reflective report (3,000 words) together with a study or workplace log, where appropriate, and through a poster presentation.
An instrumentation and control engineer may be involved in designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes. As a graduate you can expect to be employed in a range of sectors including industries involved with oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemical engineering, manufacturing, research, transport and infrastructure.
The Master of Science in Control, Audit & Corporate Finance at ESC Clermont in France is a 14 to 18-month master programme taught entirely in English and accredited by the CGE. The programme raises experienced experts with the ability perform financial analysis and reporting, conduct audit missions, assess and control the risk of an activity. Those experts will evaluate corporate performance and put into place the necessary actions to manage and lead the business performance.
Students will be divided into diverse groups carrying out an audit project and mission in a local French company while mentored by professors and members of the company to gain valuable hands-on practical experience.
Students are also able to prepare for the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) exam thanks to a partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), organization of the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) in our Campus.
Classes last from October to May, followed by an internship of a minimum of 4 months along with an executive report.
Students can obtain a dual-degree MSc. in Finance from ISCTE University in Portugal by spending an extra semester there.
Young graduates and professionals who want to obtain strong technical knowledge, expertise and practical experience in the domains of Finance, Auditing and Risk Control.
Internship and Thesis
Each student of the Control, Audit & Corporate Finance Programme will do an internship or a job placement of a minimum of 4 months in France, Europe or any other location abroad.
The internship aims permits the students to bring the knowledge, expertise and tools learned in the classes into practice and obtain further professional experience.
Each student is individually supervised by a designated advisor and completes a professional thesis, followed by an oral defense and company assessment.
Companies that welcomed our students:
Various flexible payment plans and scholarships are offered to international students.
On ‘Finance and Control Side
On ‘Audit and Risk Management’ side
As well as advanced study of accounting and finance, MSc Accounting and Finance will enable you to explore related areas such as audit, corporate governance and taxation. This combination will prepare you for a wide range of roles in accountancy and beyond.
MSc Accounting and Finance is one of Southampton Business School's most popular degrees. It offers a blend of modules that will deepen your knowledge of finance and accounting but also enable you to explore related areas such as international corporate governance, audit and corporate social responsibility.
Unlike many other accounting and finance masters courses, MSc Accounting and Finance also includes a module on international taxation, adding an extra dimension to your studies. This combination will open the door to a wide range of roles when you graduate – you may choose to go into accounting but you’ll have plenty of other career options too.
Our modules are directly informed by our academics’ research expertise and professional experience, and guest speakers from leading accounting, insurance and finance firms will further enrich your learning.
In semester one you’ll take a number of compulsory modules, covering equity markets, management accounting and financial accounting. You’ll also choose one optional module that will allow you to look at an area of interest in more depth.
Unusually for a masters course of this type, the options include an International Accounting and Taxation module. This explores the importance of a country’s social, economic, legal and political environment in determining the nature of its tax regulations, the challenges of harmonising accounting practices, and the impact of tax issues on company behaviours. Other options cover topics such as financial reporting and markets, accounting and society and international corporate governance.
In semester two you’ll take your management accounting and financial accounting studies to a more advanced level. You’ll also study corporate finance and take a module on research in accounting and finance. This will prepare you to undertake independent study for your dissertation.
You’ll graduate from MSc Accounting and Finance with skills and knowledge that will be attractive to a wide range of employers. You may choose to work in accounting, audit, internal control, financial analysis, consultancy or insurance, or become a financial advisor or financial analyst. Or you could become a trainee chartered accountant and take further professional accounting qualifications. The course is also excellent preparation for research at PhD level in an accounting, finance or a related field.
Our graduates have gone on to work for the following organisations, in roles including auditor, trainee chartered accountant, financial analyst, management consultant, insurance underwriter and financial controller:
The MSc in Propulsion and Engine Systems Engineering is a broad based 1 year MSc course, that provides you the opportunity to specialise in the engineering sciences that are key to the design, monitoring and analysis of propulsion and engine systems. You will do compulsory modules on gas turbine, internal combustion, electrical and hybrid engines for a range of transport applications.
You will be able to further specialise by selecting optional modules in related technologies including condition monitoring, materials, engine tribology, noise control, environmental aspects, batteries, fuel cells and spacecraft propulsion. After completing the taught section (8 modules) you will complete the MSc course through an individual project. Projects will be available in a wide range of topics including engine materials, combustion modelling, electrical motors, engine noise control and engine tribology.
Do you love speed? Are you fascinated by the design and development of plane and car engines? Then choose MSc Propulsion and Engine Systems Engineering and see your career take flight. Propulsion and engine systems are the driving force of many life-defining technologies.
You will learn to confidently analyse and design advanced electrical systems. You will also study modules on gas turbines, internal combustion and electrical and hybrid engines for transport applications, including aircraft and automotive.
The year will be divided into two semesters. Each semester, you will study core modules as well as choosing specialist modules from Spacecraft Propulsion to Acoustics. You also have the option to specialise in topics relating to condition monitoring, materials, energy efficiency and engine tribology.
The final four months will focus on research. You will engage in experimental and practical study and complete a research project and dissertation. Projects cover a wide range of subjects including combustion modelling, electrical motors and engine noise control.