Master of Engineering - Instrumentation, Control and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

Engineering systems are complex and require careful management and control to ensure they operate efficiently and safely. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills in instrumentation, control and computer systems engineering you need for a range of careers in mining, oil and gas, chemical and mineral processing industries, food and pharmaceuticals, defence and related industries, utility supply, transportation industries, electronics and communication industries, chemical and petrochemical, information technology or consulting firms. In the Instrumentation and Control component of the course, you will learn about classical control systems concepts, and how to design, evaluate and install 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 will also learn how to identify suitable performance indicators to ensure the efficiency and safety of engineering systems. Combined with Industrial Computer Systems Engineering, you'll learn about 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 learn 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, gain problem solving skills for computer based measurement and control systems using LabVIEW, and work on projects that explore the specification, design, commissioning and testing phases of typical systems development. You will also gain hands-on experience and apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout your course in an Engineering Masters Project of industrial significance preparing you for a successful career in both the commercial and industrial sectors.


Course Structure - 48 credit points


  • Design Project
  • Measurement and Uncertainty Analysis
  • Engineering Masters Project
  • Engineering Professional Practice Preparation
  • Engineering Professional Practice
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

Recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) in a relevant area. Normally applicants will also possess an appropriate level of industrial experience. Applicants without the necessary qualifications and/or background will be required to study additional units as part of the course requirements. The preferred format to provide these details is by a Curriculum Vitae and a personal statement of no more than 300 words detailing why this course has been selected.

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