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    Full time & Part time available

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    September, January

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    Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2-3 years

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  • Last Updated

    17 September 2018

  • There is a growing demand for professionals who can harness latest technology to design and produce novel measurement and control systems.Choose a highly regarded masters course accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control
  • Take your first steps towards Chartered Engineer status: this programme covers all the educational requirements you need
  • Gain the ideal preparation for senior roles in areas such as automotive, aerospace, petrochemical, scientific or manufacturing applications
  • Enjoy vital industry insights with visits to major companies
  • Undertake practical projects underpinned by latest research
  • Learn from experienced and supportive tutors who will help you to reach your full potential
  • Employable Graduates – we’re ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities and 12th for English institutions with 96.9% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree: HESA 2016

Offering a practical and dynamic learning experience, this MSc is ideal for high-calibre individuals who want to specialise in control and instrumentation.

Your route to CEng status

Our MSc is a vital step towards helping you apply for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). It has been developed to cover all the educational requirements for CEng status: you will then need to meet the requirements for responsible work experience.

Chartered Engineers use a range of fundamental scientific principles to:

  • research, develop and apply new technologies
  • develop and promote advanced designs and design methods
  • introduce new and more efficient production techniques
  • initiate marketing and construction concepts
  • pioneer new engineering services and management methods.

Tailor your MSc studies

Highly flexible, this course offers lots of choice in the specialist subject modules you can take and the ways in which you learn. Some modules are delivered through lectures and tutorials, some are provided online and you can take others in your own workplace.

You will study both on your own and as part of a group. Your project work will also give you vital experience of working in teams.

Exciting opportunities for international students

Located in the heart of England and boasting a thriving technology-based economy, Derby is the ideal city in which to study Engineering. With nearly four times the national average of people employed in high technology occupations, it is home to world-famous companies such as Rolls-Royce, Toyota and JCB.

If you are an international student, you can combine the bridging course with an appropriate English language course if you need to meet our international entry requirements.

How you will learn

You will be able to engage in a broad range of activities, such as industrial visits to companies like Rolls-Royce, Mitsubishi and NPL. You will also have the opportunity to attend and contribute to the Derby Electrical and Electronic Research Showcase (DEERS) conference – a chance to see latest developments from across the region, to network with industry specialists and to trial new ideas. 

In addition, your learning will be enriched by the influential research being conducted by our teaching team. For example, research on the Quad-Rotor helicopter has led to the development of the 'Modelling and Control of a Quad-Rotor Helicopter' team project. In a similar way, research on the 32-bit ARM processor paved the way for our 'Moon Buggy' team project.

Assessment may take many forms: written work, presentations, contributions to online discussions, computer aided designs, laboratory assessments, in-company interviews, viva voce and time constraint exams.


When you graduate, you will be skilled and knowledgeable in many areas sought after by employers across sectors including the motor vehicle, manufacturing, aerospace and petrochemical industries.

There is currently a shortage of staff who can understand and apply current technology to design and produce novel measurement and control systems. This opens up many opportunities for high-calibre professionals, including rapid progression to senior roles.  

Visit the Control and Instrumentation (MSc) page on the University of Derby website for more details!





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