Learn how to use computer based communication, measurement and control technologies to design, commission and operate in industries associated with mining, energy, power, manufacturing, and oil and gas production.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
If you love the idea of working with electronic and computer based technologies to develop solutions, this is the course for you.
You’ll gain skills in industrial computer systems engineering by learning how to use and apply computer based communication, measurement and control technologies in real-world applications. You’ll also experience hands-on learning by exploring state-of-the art technologies, including programmatic logic controllers (PLC) and supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) as used by industry.
A final honours year is embedded in this degree, meaning you’ll be able to apply everything you’ve learnt in your first three years of study.
If you’re unable to gain entry into this course, you can apply for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and transfer across to this major at the end of your first year of study.
7 reasons to study Industrial Computer Systems Engineering at Murdoch
- Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Western Australia for graduate salary, learning resources, student support and full-time employment for engineering*.
- Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Australia for Teaching Quality in Engineering*.
- Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Australia for Overall Experience in Engineering*.
- Make use of our $10.1 million Bayer Pilot Plant – a real world engineering plant with a dedicated control room, the only one of its kind in WA.
- Gain 480 hours of real work experience as part of your degree.
- Travel overseas to create positive change through our Engineers Without Borders Program.
- Access great scholarships like the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship Program and Murdoch First Scholarship.
*Source: The Good Universities Guide, 2019
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- continuous and discrete time systems
- industrial computer systems design
- instrument and communication systems
- SCADA and systems architecture
- Programmatic Logic Controllers (PLC).
Customise your course
Customise your course with a second major or combined degree. Adding a second major or combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some combinations we recommend:
Your future career
Graduating with a major in Industrial Computer Systems Engineering opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities across technology sectors.
Careers could include:
- Control Systems Engineer
- Systems Assurance Engineer
- Functional Safety Engineer
- Asset Maintenance and Planning
- Industrial Network Engineer.
Our engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia. As a graduate, you can become a graduate member of Engineers Australia. You could become a Full Chartered Professional Engineer after a further three-to-five years of engineering work experience.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
All students will undertake at least 500 hours of approved work experience, plus complete a report outlining the experience gained, in order to complete the requirements of the degree. This work experience must be in a suitable engineering-related area and be approved by the Engineering Academic Chair.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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