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Process Automation

MSc/PGDip/Level 7 Apprenticeship and CPD modules

  • This part-time programme is designed for engineers working in the chemicals and process sector whose job functions include instrumentation, control and automation
  • We offer a rolling programme of modules and start dates, each module consisting of an intensive one-week block of tuition, followed by an assignment and an exam over a three-month period
  • You can study this programme as a stand-alone CPD module, an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or a Level 7 MSc apprenticeship. Funding for the apprenticeship may be accessible through your employer’s Apprenticeship Levy
  • The MSc requires the completion of eight modules and an industrial project over a maximum five-year period. The Postgraduate Diploma requires the completion of just eight modules over a maximum of four years. The Apprenticeship is the same as the MSc, but with the addition of working towards the skills, knowledge and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard
  • It has been designed by industry via the Partnership in Automation Control Training (PACT), whose members currently include: ABB, AstraZeneca, AVEVA, BP, EEMUA, Emerson, GAMBICA, GSK, Honeywell, SABIC, Sellafield Ltd, and Worley
  • Each of the modules can be taken as a standalone continuing professional development (CPD) course with assessment optional

This MSc is a long-established programme having previously been taught by Newcastle University and Imperial College London. It transferred to Lancaster University in 2020.

If you would like to contact us for more information or to arrange a discussion, please email engineering@lancaster.ac.uk