Learn how to design and install the instruments and control systems that allow engineering systems to be monitored and controlled in a way that is safe, environmentally sound and cost-effective.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Engineering systems are complex and require careful management and control to ensure they operate efficiently and safely.
You’ll learn about classical and advanced control systems concepts, and how to design, test and commission instrument and control systems. You’ll work on large-scale case studies and use engineering software packages to model and simulate processes, design and implement appropriate control systems, and evaluate the performance of those systems. You’ll also learn how to identify suitable performance indicators to ensure the efficiency and safety of engineering systems.
Develop the use and application of computing technologies in the operation of modern industrial plants, manufacturing processes and material processing industries, with a focus on computer-based measurement and control. You’ll understand how to design, commission and test complex industrial control systems and have the opportunity to design, commission and test small-scale systems involving programming, networking and interfacing to instruments.
7 reasons to study a Master of Industrial Control Systems Engineering at Murdoch
- The 2019 Good Universities Guide has ranked Murdoch first in Australia for teaching quality and overall experience for engineering and first in Western Australia for graduate salary, learning resources, student support and full-time employment for engineering.
- Study on your own terms with flexible full or part-time study.
- Learn from industry experts who have research expertise in instrumentation and control engineering, industrial computer systems engineering, renewable and electrical power engineering.
- Benefit from hands-on learning by exploring state-of-the art technologies, including programmable logic controllers (PLC), supervisory control, and data acquisition systems (SCADA) as used by industry.
- You’ll explore state-of-the art technologies to design and operate your own multivariable controllers in our $10.1 million Bayer Pilot Plant, a full-scale engineering plant with a dedicated control room, the only one of its kind in WA.
- Gain the hands-on experience and apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout your course through an Engineering Masters Project of industrial significance to prepare you for a successful career.
- Take advantage of our scholarships such as the Murdoch University Academic Excellence Award.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- control systems and process dynamics
- process control engineering
- instrumentation and control systems design
- process control and safety systems
- continuous and discrete time systems
- industrial computer systems design.
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills in instrumentation, control and computer systems engineering you need for a range of industries including mining, oil and gas, chemical and mineral processing, food and pharmaceuticals, electronics and communications.
Careers could include:
- Control and Instrumentation Engineer
- Process Control Engineer
- Control Systems Engineer
- Systems Assurance Engineer
- Functional Safety Engineer
- Asset Maintenance and Planning
- Industrial Network Engineer
- Instrumentation Systems Engineer.
This course can be used to meet the continuing professional education requirements of engineers in the areas of electrical power and industrial computer systems engineering.
- 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.
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Some units in this course are offered in a flexible delivery mode, allowing candidates to complete some of their studies at home or at their workplace.
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.
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