University of Huddersfield
Engineering Control Systems and Instrumentation (with Placement) MSc
University of Huddersfield

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6 month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students with limited experience to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree.

This advanced course has been developed in consultation with industry and is supported by our internationally recognised academic and research staff and the industry standard facilities based in our Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT).

This course will enable you as a graduate or an engineer from industry, to acquire the key skills to operate effectively in a modern engineering manufacturing environment. In the context of this course, the engineering manufacturing industry is defined as:

  • industries that manufacture or use machine tools and automated equipment for the production of precision engineering components.

  • the process industries where process control systems and measurement instrumentation are also very important.

Our facilities include an impressive range of professionally equipped laboratories for control, electrical, electronic and communications projects. In addition we also have:

  • computer numerical control (CNC) machine tool facility,

  • metrology laboratory for aspiring engineers wishing to undertake projects related to manufacturing control.

  • computing laboratories equipped with industry standard software for measurement control and for computer aided engineering applications.

With our support you will develop the practical skills and expert knowledge required to succeed in roles in technical design, development and project management in the areas of controls systems and instrumentation; improving your technical effectiveness and preparing you for roles in management.

Assessment methods reflect the emphasis of the course on the ability to apply knowledge and skills, and are diversely linked to examination, assignment, project work, research and laboratory activities. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course. Assessment will include coursework and peer review and reflect the emphasis of the course on the ability to apply knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Engineering Control Systems and Instrumentation (with Placement), MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Entry requirements for this course are normally: * An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in one of the following subjects or a closely related science subject area or an equivalent professional qualification requiring a high level of numeracy (Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science). * You are also encouraged to apply if you have other qualifications and/or experience and can demonstrate that you are equipped with knowledge and skills equivalent to Honours degree level.


Tuition Fees Engineering Control Systems and Instrumentation (with Placement) MSc

EU £18000 year 1
International £18000 year 1

Additional fee information

This information is for those applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation RPI-X. This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available.

If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available

Please email the Student Finance Office [email protected] or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is a research university which is maintained through public funding, based in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. The university’s main campus, known as Queensgate, is located within just five minute’s walking distance of Huddersfield city centre. In addition, there are two other campuses used for distinct functions, the Oldham campus and the Barnsley campus.

Student composition of University of Huddersfield

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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