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Industrial Control Engineering BEng (Hons)

What is Industrial Control Engineering BEng (Hons)?

This course will prepare you for a career as a modern engineer. You’ll explore the latest advances in digital technology, including the additional opportunities and risks they present. You’ll learn how these advances can be combined with traditional engineering to achieve new levels of automation, communication, monitoring and self-diagnosis. Known as Industry 4.0, this next phase of industrial development is leading to smart factories, advanced manufacturing and revolutionary changes to connected devices.

Organisations in the UK and worldwide are keen to benefit from these greater efficiencies, while also addressing the new cyber risks associated. As such, the industrial control skills you’ll gain on this course are increasingly in demand – in industries like oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemical engineering, manufacturing, research, transport and infrastructure.

To build your skills and knowledge you’ll study automation technology, operations and engineering design and management. You’ll explore innovative approaches to industrial control engineering – and understand how to apply them to solve the real-world problems that arise as Industry 4.0 continues to develop. The course has been designed to be accredited by Engineering Council through the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (iMechE), and/or Energy Institute.

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Entry requirements

    • 104 UCAS tariff points, BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

Course modules


Fees and costs

Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2023 Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology H660 £9,250 £15,450
Sep 2024 Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology H660 TBC TBC

Possible careers

  • Industrial control engineer
  • Integrated manufacturing engineer
  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • System engineer
  • Engineering management professional

Industry links

You’ll have a strong focus on practical application of the skills and knowledge you gain. The course has been developed with the involvement of industry employers, and designed to be accredited by the Engineering Council through the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (iMechE) and/or the Energy Institute.


You’ll have the chance to practise your knowledge in local and national employers including ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propellers, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd.

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