Newcastle University

Applied Process Control

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Rank: 200 (TCUG)

Location: Main Site (Newcastle)

Website: www.ncl.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/01/09

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Description

Our Applied Process Control MSc prepares you for the challenges of managing process control and process automation technology.

About this course
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.

Our Applied Process Control course gives you an advanced understanding of:

  • the principles of chemical engineering

  • process control and automation technologies.

Students also enjoy:

  • access to our dedicated Process Control Lab

  • our internationally recognised research

  • our academic staff's industrial links.

What you'll learn
Through this course, you will understand the fundamental principles of chemical engineering and key aspects of:

  • mathematics

  • statistics

  • information technology

  • process control and automation methodologies.

The interdisciplinary nature of this course will prepare you for the challenges of modern process control technology.

Your development
Through this course, you will be able to engage with industry. We usually have three visits to local industrial companies such as:

  • Sterling Pharmaceuticals

  • Northumbrian Water

  • DNV.GL Testing & Research.

You will also have the opportunity to complete an industry based research project. Some previous examples have included projects associated with:

  • Sellafield Ltd

  • TATA Steel

  • Northumbrian water.

All the research projects are based on the current research activities of our academic staff. Each year we have journal or conference publications based on students' research projects.

You can become a member of the Chemical Engineering Society, a social and networking organisation supported by the School of Engineering. Most students join so they can attend Society events and access industrial contacts.

Quality and Ranking
We rank in the top 150 for Chemical Engineering - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

Our staff
The academic staff on the course have close links with a wide range of industrial sectors including:

  • chemical

  • water

  • food

  • pharmaceutical

  • nuclear waste.

Our teaching staff are active in process control research and publish regularly on top process control journals such as:

  • Journal of Process Control

  • Computers & Chemical Engineering.

Delivery
MSc: 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit research project
PGDip: 120 credits of taught modules
Modules to the value of 60 credits are delivered in both semester one and semester two. The research project is carried out in semester three (June to August).

You can choose to attend lectures and seminars with external industry lecturers. Some of the research projects are industry based and involve guidance from industrial supervisors.

The majority of the modules in semester one run for the duration of the semester. Semester two modules are mostly delivered in blocks, ie over one week. All teaching is carried out on weekdays.

Accreditation
The course is accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control. If you also have an accredited BEng degree, the course will count towards your chartership.

Facilities
We have a process control laboratory with four control rigs operated by computer control systems. These rigs are equipped with industrial scale instrumentation.

We have a dedicated postgraduate computer cluster with software including:

  • MATLAB

  • Simulink

  • Aspen HYSYS.

Our multivariate statistical data analysis and monitoring tools include:

  • Pre-screen

  • MultiData

  • BatchData.

The Peter Robinson Library has a large collection of textbooks and journals used by the course.

Requirements

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.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Newcastle University, Engineering .

Professional bodies

  • Measurement and Control, Institute of

About this university

International students

Newcastle attracts students from over 120 countries worldwide and there is plenty of help and advice on hand to assist them in adapting to life in the UK. The university has a system where every student has a personal tutor to assist them in both academic and non-academic matters and there is also a Student Wellbeing Service for confidence advice and help. There is a Visa and Immigration Team on hand to deal with legal matters relating to these areas and a Student Advice Centre within the Student’s Union for information on matters such as housing and finances. Finally, towards the end of studying, there is a Careers Service to help students find work or further their education as required. The heart of student life outside the classroom in the university is the Newcastle University Students Union. Unlike many students unions, NUSU owns the building that it operates from, following an anonymous gift in 1924 that allowed them to build a neo-Jacobean style building. It is run by six sabbatical officers and employs some 300 people in roles such as bar staff and entertainment organisers. In the media, there is a student run newspaper, established in 1948, called The Courier as well as radio station. The university is one of the leading in the UK for its sports programs and there are more than 50 sports clubs to become involved with.

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