Postgraduate major

Instrumentation, Control and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering

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.

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MJ-ICICG

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Gain over 450 hours of real-world experience as part of your engineering degree.

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For overall experience, student support, teaching quality and median graduate starting salary for engineering and technology. 1

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Learn in our Bayer Pilot Plant with a dedicated control room, the only one of its kind in WA.

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Overview

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.

Your career

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.

Professional recognition

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.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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