What's Engineering: Instrumentation, Measurement and Control like?

With this Graduate Apprenticeship you'll be part of an industry that's in high demand. You'll study how to measure and control 'process variables' such as:

  • pressure
  • temperature
  • humidity
  • flow
  • pH
  • force
  • speed

You'll develop practical skills and learn about a wide range of engineering systems and design packages. The apprenticeship will equip you with knowledge and skills to become a professional engineer.

We've worked with colleges, universities and industry employers to create this qualification. You'll gain the skills and knowledge the industry expects from a graduate - and earn yourself a degree.

What's the qualification?

You'll gain a Graduate Apprenticeship in BEng (Hons) Engineering: Instrumentation, Measurement and Control at SCQF Level 10.

What I will learn?

A Graduate Apprenticeship is much more than getting a degree. Because it’s work-based, you’ll also gain a range of useful experience and skills such as:

  • classical and modern control theory, instrumentation, automation, sensing and measurement systems
  • applying principles of modelling, classical and modern control concepts and controller design packages
  • knowledge of instrumentation and measurement systems, including remote sensing
  • knowledge of technological developments and applying them to local, regional and global problems
  • highly developed practical skills, covering major areas such as intelligent control systems, measurement systems and artificial intelligence

Course content

The key content areas which make up this Graduate Apprenticeship are:

  • IMC engineering technology
  • Behavioural and interpersonal skills
  • Engineering project and delivery management

Developing skills

Your Graduate Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. Employers value these skills, which include:

  • communication
  • problem-solving
  • working with others
  • time management
  • being adaptable
  • leading teams

These skills are crucial for your future life and career as they help you to:

  • cope and excel during change
  • solve problems
  • collaborate with others

Where could it take me?

You could work in a wide range of areas, such as:

  • instrumentation and control engineering
  • instrumentation and measurement engineering
  • industrial engineering
  • process control engineering
  • commissioning engineering

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Graduate Apprenticeships vary by course and institution.

Each vacancy advert tells you what qualifications you need to start the apprenticeship. Or you can contact the university for guidance on entry requirements.


This is a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10 (Honours degree level) and will take up to 4 years to complete.

You might complete the apprenticeship in a shorter time. That’s because you might have prior learning or experience that can be taken into consideration. This means you don’t have to repeat some parts of the qualification.

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