Engineering

Measurement & Control Engineer

Measurement and control engineers create and build systems that regulate and control industrial machinery and equipment.

  • Entry-level education

    Bachelor’s degree

  • Job outlook

    1 2 3 4 5

What does a Measurement & Control Engineer do?

Measurement and control engineers create and build systems that regulate and control industrial machinery and equipment.

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Work activities

As a measurement and control engineer, you would:

  • develop and oversee the installation of new equipment
  • use specialist design software and hardware to create technical specifications
  • use computer modelling to improve designs and the efficiency of processes
  • produce cost estimates and timescales for the installation of new equipment
  • write reports on your findings
  • plan and manage maintenance and inspection schedules for engineered equipment
  • supervise technicians and other engineers.

Measurement and control engineers work across many industries including manufacturing, power generation, transport and petrochemicals.

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Key skills and interests

To become a measurement & control engineer, you would need:

  • an understanding of manufacturing processes in your industry
  • scientific, numerical and technical skills
  • strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • patience and persistence
  • skills in maths, IT and computer modelling
  • project management skills
  • good teamwork skills.
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Working hours and conditions

Working Hours

As a measurement and control engineer you would work a standard umber of hours per week, which may be on a shift basis depending on the industry in which you work. Overtime may be necessary to meet deadlines or fix faults.

Conditions

You would be based in an office, but would spend time in the production area of the plant or factory.

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How to become an Measurement & Control Engineer?

Entry Level Education

To become a measurement and control engineer you would usually require to complete a bachelor's degree in engineering with a major in instrumentation and control. Entry to these courses usually requires a senior secondary school certificate or equivalent. English, maths and physics would be appropriate subjects to study prior to university.

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Job outlook

  • 1 2 3 4 5

Employment growth for measurement and control engineers is expected to be about average.

While some industries that employ these engineers, especially in general manufacturing and petrochemicals, have been experiencing decline, others such as the manufacturing of medical devices, and power generation, have been growing.

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