SCQF Level 7

Course Overview

Measurement and Control Engineering HNC will give you the knowledge, analytical and practical skills you need to work as a technician in industries such as; oil, gas, chemical, food, drinks, paper, energy, production and processing. 


During this course, you will learn units such as Process Control, Distributed Control Systems and Mathematics for Engineering. These subjects will give you the qualifications needed to gain employment as an instrument technician. This course leads to direct entry as a second or third-year student on the BEng (Hons) degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering at Teesside University. You will also be qualified to apply for a variety of engineering courses at the HND or university level.  


The course is taught by teachers with industry experience using the latest industry technologies at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus. You will be taught between Edinburgh College classrooms and workshops where you will gain essential and hands-on experience in the engineering sector. 


This course runs from August - January, attending college 2 days a week.  

What You Will Learn
  • Process Control
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Measurement Systems
  • Complex Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Mathematics for Engineering
Entry Requirements
  • NC Engineering Systems  
  • We will also consider your application if you have relevant industrial experience 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed on each unit 
  • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain the full award 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Further study of engineering subjects at HND and university level 
  • Direct entry to the second or third year BEng (Hons) degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering at Teesside University 
Career Opportunities
  • Instrument technician in various engineering industries 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 2 days per week 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories

20-year-old Lindsay Stevenson moved to Edinburgh to start her Oil and Gas Technical Programme (OGTAP) managed by OPITO in partnership with Edinburgh College. We caught up with her to find out how her apprenticeship was going so far: 


‘I chose an apprenticeship for on-the-job training and the opportunity to earn and learn. I’ve formed lots of friendships with my new classmates and in terms of the course itself the practical nature is the best thing.  


I hope to work offshore and progress within the oil and gas industry. And, to travel lots when I’m off!’ 


Read more of our student stories here.

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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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