This course is not currently open for new applications for academic year 2018/2019

 

The Engineering: Instrumentation, Measurement and Control Graduate Apprenticeship is designed to produce graduates with:

 

  • A grounding in the principles, technology and practices of measurement.
  • Specification, installation, operation and asset lifecycle management of instrumentation used in industry.
  • Design, install, commission and maintain control of safety instrument systems.
  • Troubleshooting with adherence to national and international standards.
  • The operation and use of a variety of process control and safety instrument systems.
  • An understanding of modern signal transmission techniques and relevant standards.
  • An understanding that good measurement is the basis for effective control and monitoring.
  • Specify and select a range of instrumentation, measurement and control systems suited for the specific application requirements.
  • Install, commission and maintain a wide range of instrumentation, measurement and control systems.
  • Design technical flow diagrams with computer-assisted engineering.
  • Design software for plant related process control, and instrumentation systems.
  • Analyse real time data and use computer modelling to improve the efficiency of production processes.

 

University-based learning

Teaching will take place one day a week in the University over 44 weeks a year. This will allow a two week break at both Christmas and Easter and a four week break in the summer.

Work-based learning

Graduate Apprenticeships at the University of Dundee are project-based degrees. We will engage with employers to find projects that apprentices can undertake as part of their employment and apply the skills and knowledge acquired through their study.

Eligibility

  • The Graduate Apprentice must be resident in Scotland at the start of the programme.
  • Their usual place of work must be in Scotland.
  • They should not already have a qualification at the same level in the same subject.
  • They should also meet the University’s entry requirements.

Learning outcomes

Year 1

  • Foundations – Mathematics
  • Foundations – Physics
  • Foundations – Chemistry
  • Foundations - Electrical and Electronics
  • Foundations - Process Engineering
  • Industrial practice - Site Working
  • Industrial practice – Ergonomics
  • Safety – General
  • Professional attributes

Year 2

  • Industrial practice - Signal Transmission
  • Industrial practice - Electrical Signals
  • Industrial practice – Piping
  • Industrial practice - Schematic Diagrams
  • Industrial practice - National and International standards
  • Industrial practice – Computer Aided Design
  • Instrumentation - Measurement Systems
  • Instrumentation - Pressure, Temperature, Level and Flow sensor-transmitters
  • Instrumentation – Analysers
  • Instrumentation - Other sensor-transmitters
  • Instrumentation - Control valves, actuators and associated devices (positioners, etc.)
  • Instrumentation - Safety valves (including On/Off, Emergency Shutdown, Blowdown & Hydraulic Valves)

Year 3

  • Industrial practice - Electrical Signals
  • Industrial practice - Pneumatic/Hydraulic
  • Industrial practice - Electrical Equipment Certifications for Hazardous Areas
  • Industrial practice - Motor Controls
  • Industrial practice - Process Simulators
  • Industrial process control / automation - Process Control
  • Industrial process control / automation – Modelling
  • Industrial process control / automation - Design of Plant-wide Control Systems
  • Industrial process control / automation - Supervisory Control Systems
  • Industrial process control / automation - Supervisory Control
  • Industrial process control / automation - Advanced Control
  • Industrial process control / automation - Batch/Sequence Control
  • Industrial process control / automation - Control System Security
  • Communications
  • Personal attributes

Year 4

  • Safety - Safety Instrument Systems (SIS) and Emergency Shutdown (ESD) systems
  • Safety - Alarm Management
  • Safety - Fire & Gas Detection Systems
  • Project management approaches and methodologies
  • Project planning
  • Project execution

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have one of:

  • a Modern Apprenticeship in a relevant area and Higher maths and a science or engineering higher (physics is preferred)
  • a Foundation Apprenticeship in a relevant area and Higher maths and a science or engineering higher (physics is preferred)
  • BBBB at Higher including maths and a science or engineering Higher (physics is preferred) or equivalent

If you have candidates who you would be interested in sending on this Graduate Apprenticeship, but do not have any formal qualifications they can:

We will work closely with you on the admission process. For example, if you are hiring a new employee as a Graduate Apprentice, we will happily discuss their qualifications prior to you hiring them so that we can check they are eligible to apply.