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Industrial Computer Systems Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))

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Title Industrial Computer Systems Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))
Course Code H1264
Study Level Bachelor's Honours (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) in Industrial Computer Systems Engineering
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description Industrial Computer Systems Engineering is concerned with the use and application of computing technologies (hardware and software) in the operation of modern industrial plants, manufacturing processes and material processing industries, particularly computer based measurement and control. This course provides a graduate with a unique blend of skills in computing and software development, and the skills to design, commission and test complex industrial control systems.
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.
Apply Online Applications can be made online at http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/OnlineApplicationsHonours
Special Requirements All Engineering students will undertake at least 450 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. This professional practicum as well as support materials and guidance is provided in the 0 credit point unit ENG100 Engineering Professional Practice. This unit should be enrolled in each year. Please note this unit runs in a YU5 study period.
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
The Industrial Computer Systems Engineering program aims to provide graduates with
- the necessary knowledge to approach with confidence any task within their field of engineering practice.
- the necessary skills to apply with confidence their knowledge to solve problems within their field of engineering practice.
- the knowledge that will enable a student to understand advanced concepts in Industrial Computer Systems 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 modelling
- 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 and LabVIEW. 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.
SKILLS
The skills that will prepare a student to handle advanced problems in Industrial Computer Systems 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 Accreditation 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.
Additional Academic Progress Requirements Students must complete the 96 credit points from Engineering units, or otherwise approved by the academic chair, to satisfy Engineering Australia requirements.
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.

Course Prerequisites

Chemistry Background

Students may need to complete one prerequisite unit depending on their background in chemistry
and their final scaled score in Chemistry within the past three years.
Chemistry 3A/3B or Chemistry ATAR with a final scaled score of 50 percent or more

OR

CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

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

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

Course Core

Required Units - 45 credit points

ENG100 Engineering Professional Practice - 0 points
MURDOCH: YU5-internal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ENG299 Control Systems and Process Dynamics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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

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

Major

Required Units - 27 credit points

ENG225 Circuits and Systems I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

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

ENG297 Circuits and Systems II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG311 PLC Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG319 Real Time and Embedded Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG321 Instrument and Communication Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG447 Industrial Computer Systems Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG448 SCADA and Systems Architecture - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Options - 24 credit points

In order to obtain professional accreditation, students must take units that are acceptable to Engineers Australia. These options should be selected from units from the Engineering majors to satisfy the requirements of a double major, or other units with approval of the Engineering Academic Chair(s).
Students must consult with their Academic Chair to confirm the course plan for the selected double major. You may choose from one of the combinations of Engineering double Majors listed below:

- Electrical Power Engineering & Industrial Computer Systems
- Engineering Electrical Power Engineering & Instrumentation and Control Engineering
- Electrical Power Engineering & Renewable Energy Engineering
- Environmental Engineering & Renewable Energy Engineering
- Environmental Engineering & Industrial Computer Systems Engineering
- Chemical Engineering & Environmental Engineering
- Chemical Engineering & Instrumentation and Control Engineering
- Industrial Computer Systems Engineering & Instrumentation and Control Engineering
- Industrial Computer Systems Engineering & Renewable Energy Engineering
- Instrumentation and Control Engineering & Renewable Energy Engineering

Any optional units in excess of this requirement may be selected from the list of units below or as approved by the Academic Chair:

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

ENV243 Water and Earth Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENG221 Pollution and its Control - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG202 Engineering Thermodynamics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENG311 PLC Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG319 Real Time and Embedded Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG321 Instrument and Communication Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG338 Energy Supply and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG337 Applied Photovoltaics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG339 Wind and Hydro Power Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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

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

Additional Academic Progress Requirements

Students must complete the 96 credit points from Engineering units, or otherwise approved by the academic chair, to satisfy Engineering Australia requirements.

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