Process Automation, Instrumentation and Control

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    Postgraduate

  • Location

    London

  • Start

    Different dates available

Description

Professional automation, instrumentation and control systems have become essential in the chemical and process industries over the years. Today, it is inconceivable that anybody would contemplate building a new plant or designing a new process without installing comprehensive instrumentation and control systems.
The development of automation, instrumentation and control systems can be more complex than the design of the plant itself. Unfortunately, there is a chronic international shortage of personnel with the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to apply the technology and techniques required.

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Professional automation, instrumentation and control systems have become essential in the chemical and process industries over the years. Today, it is inconceivable that anybody would contemplate building a new plant or designing a new process without installing comprehensive instrumentation and control systems.

The development of automation, instrumentation and control systems can be more complex than the design of the plant itself. Unfortunately, there is a chronic international shortage of personnel with the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to apply the technology and techniques required.

Imperial is addressing this shortfall. This degree is aimed at talented individuals, who may be at the beginning of their careers or may be more experienced graduates looking for a new challenge.

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

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Subjects

  • IT
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  • Design
  • Technology
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Course programme

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

We recognise the need for flexible learning. Working closely together with the industry-recognised Partnership in Automation and Control Training (PACT) group, we've designed a programme which offers a structured programme of industrially relevant and academically rigorous modules that can be taken on a part-time basis.

The emphasis of the programme is on real world application and many of the courses will be taught by experts from industry.

All students will initially register for the Postgraduate Certificate in Process Automation, Instrumentation and Control, made up of four modules. A member of the Chemical Engineering staff will assist you in selecting the best modules according to your background, interest and needs.

On successful completion of the programme, you can graduate from Imperial with a Postgraduate Certificate. Alternatively, you can choose to continue your studies and take an additional four modules to progress towards the Postgraduate Diploma.

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, you have the option to move on to the MSc.

MSc students will have typically taken two to three taught modules per year, with completion of eight modules in three to four years. Allowing an extra year for the industrial project, the expectation is that you will complete the programme within four to five years.

The industrial project is the culmination of the programme. It represents a major piece of design, development or research work done in-company.

Your project will be supervised jointly by Imperial and the company where you are based. The expectation is that it will take a total of 780 hours to complete, equivalent to four months' full-time work plus time to write the dissertation.

All of the modules are also available as a choice of 16 standalone courses as part of continuing professional development.

The 16 modules are organised in one-week blocks of intensive tuition. This enables you to balance your studies alongside work and domestic commitments. At the completion of each module, you will carry out an assignment, equivalent to another week's full-time study, in your own time.

You typically complete two or three modules per year although if you have satisfactorily progressed to the Postgraduate Diploma you may complete your eight modules in 12 months if you wish.

Timetable of Module, Assignment Deadlines and Examinations 2015-16 DateModuleAssignment deadlineExam date 13-17 April 15 Classical Control Systems Design 12 June 15 26 June 15 11-15 May 15 Batch Processing & Automation 10 July 15 24 July 15 15-19 June 15 Process Analytical Technology 21 August 15 04 September 15 13-17 July Chemical Engineering Principles 18 September 15 02 October 15 14-18 September 15 Modern Control Systems Design 13 November 15 27 November 15 12-16 October 15 Modelling & Simulation 18 December 15 29 January 16 9-13 November 15 Management of Auto Projects 15 January 16 29 January 16 7-11 December 15 Dynamics & Control of Distillation 12 February 16 04 March 16 11-15 January 16 Advanced Process Control 18 March 16 01 April 16 15-19 February 16 Control Systems Technology 15 April 16 29 April 16 14-18 March 16 Fuzzy, Neural & Expert Systems 13 May 16 27 May 16 11-15 April 16 Optimisation & Scheduling 17 June 16 01 July 16 16-20 May 16 Control Schemes & Strategies 13-15 Jun 16 Mathematics & Matlab 11-15 July Advanced Process Automation 12-16 September Instrumentation & Measurement 10-14 October Classical Control Systems Design 14-18 November 16 Batch Processing & Automation 12-16 December 16 Process Analytical Technology Summary of the table's contents

Process Automation, Instrumentation and Control

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