Manchester Metropolitan University

Automation Systems Centre

The School of Engineering Automation Systems Centre (ASCent) has for over 30 years provided support and training in instrumentation and control. 

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We provide services to local and national industry in the form of short courses, consultancy, feasibility studies and software development for control systems.

Based at Manchester Metropolitan University in the heart of the city, ASCent is the UK's only certified PROFIBUS and PROFINET Competence Centre, delivering accredited courses for the automation community.

For over a decade the Centre has been successfully running training courses for industry and now contributes to an MSc programme: Industrial Communication and Automation.