With a Graduate Apprenticeship in Engineering: Instrumentation, Measurement and Control, you could be part of an industry that's in high demand. We've worked with employers, college and universities in the engineering industry to create this qualification. This means you'll be gaining the skills, knowledge and understanding that the industry expects from a graduate.

What's the qualification?

You'll gain a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF level 10 entitled:

Graduate Apprenticeship in BEng (Hons) Engineering: Instrumentation, Measurement and Control

What I will learn?

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

  • Knowledge and understanding of classical and modern control theory, instrumentation, industrial automation, sensing and measurement systems for monitoring, control and safety applications
  • The ability to apply principles of modelling, classical and modern control concepts and controller design packages in various areas of industry
  • An all-round knowledge of instrumentation and measurement systems including remote sensing and their application, as well as current technological developments and applications to local, regional and global problems
  • Highly developed practical skills, covering the major aspects of industrial control systems engineering: classical linear control system design, non-linear, optimal and intelligent control systems, distributed control systems, measurement systems and artificial intelligence

Course content

The key content areas which make up the Engineering: Instrumentation, Measurement and Control Graduate Apprenticeship:

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

Where could it take me?

You could work in:

  • Instrumentation and control engineering
  • Instrumentation and measurement engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Process control engineering
  • Commissioning engineering

Entry requirements

Entry requirements will vary by course and institution. Vacancy advertisements provide specific information on the qualifications required by the delivery institution for each GA. Alternatively, you can contact a university or college directly for guidance on entry requirements.


A GA at SCQF level 10 (honours degree level) will take up to four years to complete. A GA at SCQF level 8 or 9 (high apprenticeship) and SCQF level 11 (professional body qualification) will take up to two years to complete.

Some individuals may complete the GA in a shorter period of time because the format means they can attend university or college outwith traditional term times.

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