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Instrumentation and Control Engineering Honours (BE(Hons))

  • H1264BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING HONOURS

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Title Instrumentation and Control Engineering Honours (BE(Hons))
Course Code H1264
Study Level Bachelor's Honours (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr David Parlevliet | Email: D.Parlevliet@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2157

Qualification Bachelor of Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description Instrumentation and Control Engineering is concerned with the design, construction, testing and management of tools and equipment for monitoring, control and performance assessment of a wide range of manufacturing and industrial processes. Areas of application will cover virtually all processes that require specialised control and monitoring systems. Often, such automation systems are computer based. Particular emphasis is placed on applications in mining, chemical and mineral processing industries and in other processing sectors.
This course requires students to undertake work-based training through a compulsory work-based placement as part of their studies.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements. It is recommended that students have completed the equivalent of WACE Mathematics 3C/3D, WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, WACE Physics 3A/3B and WACE Chemistry 3A/3B. Students who do not have the necessary Mathematical and Physics prerequisite knowledge may take an extra semester to complete their studies.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements 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.
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
The knowledge that will enable a student to understand advanced concepts in Instrumentation and Control Engineering include the following material from mathematics, science and engineering:
* Mathematics - complex numbers and algebra; calculus and Laplace transforms for system dynamics; Fourier analysis for power quality; matrix methods for linear distribution networks; mathematical modeling.
* Physics - concepts of charge, current, potential difference, voltage, energy, power; electric and magnetic fields; force and torque; power and energy balance; thermodynamics.
* Circuits - circuit laws (KVL and KCL); superposition; equivalent circuits, including Thevenin and Norton equivalents; impedance; phasor analysis; transfer function; filters.
* Computer programming - writing programs within a high level applications package, such as MATLAB. The purpose of programming is not only to learn how to write code to perform a given computational task, but also to appreciate the limitations of commercial application packages, such as a power systems simulator.
* Chemistry - concepts of atomic and molecular structure of matter, chemical symbols and equations, valency, states of matter, gas laws, simple reaction types, acids and bases, the mole concept, chemical stoichiometry, molarity, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, atomic structure, periodicity, bonding, thermochemistry.

SKILLS
The skills that will prepare a student to handle advanced problems in Instrumentation and Control Engineering include:
* applying knowledge of science, mathematics and engineering principles
* problem identification, formulation and solution
* design, including design for sustainability and taking a systems approach to design
Employment Prospects An extremely wide range of opportunities are available in both the commercial and industrial sectors covering information technology, manufacturing, medical, mining, processing, energy supply, communications, electronics, computer systems and defence-related industries to name a few.
Professional Recognition Graduates of accredited engineering courses are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full Chartered Professional Engineer status can then be achieved after a further three to five years of work experience in the engineering profession.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Major Prerequisites

Mathematics Background

Students may need to complete one prerequisite unit depending on their background in mathematics with either a C grade in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or (Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D) or a final scaled score of 60 percent or more in Mathematics Methods ATAR (or Mathematics 3C/3D). Students without this background will need to complete:

MAS164 Fundamentals of Mathematics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Students who have completed previous mathematics not stated above should consult the Academic Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

Physics Background

Students may need to complete one prerequisite unit depending on their background in physics and their final scaled score in Physics 3A/3B (or equivalent) within the past three years.

Physics 3A/3B with a final scaled score of 60 percent or more

OR

PEN120 General Physics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Students who have completed previous physics not stated above should consult the Academic Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

Course Structure - 96 credit points

Part I - 24 credit points

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Transition Unit - 3 credit points

BEN100 Transitioning into Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

BEN150 Design Concepts in Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Core Units - 18 credit points

PEN152 Principles of Physics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MAS182 Applied Mathematics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ENG109 Engineering Computing Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

MAS161 Calculus and Matrix Algebra - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ENG125 Circuits and Systems I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG192 Energy, Mass and Flow - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Part II - 72 credit points

University-Wide Breadth Unit - 3 credit points  Unit List

Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

Year 2 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

The following unit is no longer available - contact the Academic Chair for advice:

BEN200 Scientific Method in Engineering - 3 points

Core Units - 18 credit points

ENG298 Principles of Process Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG297 Circuits and Systems II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

MAS220 Mathematical Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENG294 Discrete Time Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, SUM-internal

ENG207 Principles of Electronic Instrumentation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, W-internal

ENG299 Control Systems and Process Dynamics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Year 3 - 24 credit points

All Engineering 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 must be approved by the Engineering Academic Chair.

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BEN300 Innovation and Ethics in Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Core Units - 12 credit points

ENG308 Advanced Process and Instrumentation Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG309 Process Control Engineering I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG322 Process Control Engineering II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG336 Engineering Finance, Management and Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Specified Electives - 9 credit points

In order to obtain professional accreditation, students must take units that are acceptable to Engineers Australia. Select from units at Part II from the other Engineering majors or other Part II units with permission of the Engineering Academic Chair.

Year 4 - 24 credit points

Core Units - 18 credit points

ENG445 Instrumentation and Control Systems Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG446 Process Control and Safety Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG470 Engineering Honours Thesis - 12 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, US1-internal, WU3-internal, Y-internal

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

In order to obtain professional accreditation, students must take units that are acceptable to Engineers Australia. Select from units at Part II from the other Engineering majors or other Part II units with permission of the Engineering Academic Chair.

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