Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Applied Process Control

The course will qualify students to manage the challenges of modern process control and process automation technology. It will provide advanced understanding of the principles of chemical engineering, and process control and automation methodologies. Control engineers apply engineering principles to design, build, and manage sophisticated computer-based instrumentation and control systems in the manufacturing industries. This sector depends on process control and automation technology to maintain a competitive edge.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree (BEng or BSc), or equivalent, in engineering or a pure applied science subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with relevant industrial experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5, or equivalent. International applicants may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. This will need to be obtained before the applicant can get a visa or study on this programme. The ATAS requirement will be in the offer letter.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: Process control 2; optimisation; introduction to computing with MATLAB and simulink; statistical process control; data analysis and reconciliation for control; process control laboratory; applied process control dissertation; process control 3 (design of robust control algorithms); process control 4 (design of digital control algorithms); instrumentation and measurement; advanced process control; biomeasurement technologies 1; mathematical modelling in engineering. For the Postgraduate Diploma students take similar compulsory modules. Modules might change at year of entry.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Postgraduate Taught Support Officer, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6362