The Department offers continued professional development courses that are ideal for professionals wanting to learn new skills or refresh existing ones.

Automation Systems Centre

The Automation Systems Centre (ASCent) has for over 30 years providing support and training in instrumentation and control for local and national industry in the form of short courses, consultancy, feasibility studies and software development for control systems.

We run over 50 courses each year are the UK's only certified PROFIBUS and PROFINET Competence Centre, delivering accredited courses for the automation community.


Centre manager: Dr. Xiu Ji