In a nutshell
Turn your interest in motors and machines into an exciting new career with this Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation Control and Automation) Honours course from Edith Cowan University.
Designed for students interested in starting careers in engineering, this qualification will equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge required to start a career in instrumentation control and automation engineering — the integration of electrical, electronic and computing engineering with control engineering.
Grounded in a foundation of physics and maths, this course offers specialised study in the development of intelligent systems to automate monitoring, processing, and production in different engineering industries. You’ll graduate with skills in electrical and electronic engineering; design, development and management of advanced control and automation systems; and leadership, teamwork and problem-solving.
With this qualification, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and experience required to work in a broad range of industries that rely on automation, including in mining and mineral processing, oil and gas, and agriculture — all of which are strongly represented in the Western Australian economy.
This qualification is accredited by Engineers Australia and is recognised nationally. If you’re looking for an exciting new career and need a strong foundation of knowledge, skills and experience, this qualification is your next step.
What you’ll need
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative ATAR of 82 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s higher entry requirements; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and special admissions requirements (see below).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
Special Admissions Requirements: All applicants are required to have Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. It is desirable that all applicants have Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, with equivalents considered.
In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:
- Introduction to engineering
- Electrical engineering 1A
- Mathematics 1
- Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
- Engineering mechanics
- Mathematics 2
- Materials and manufacturing 1
- Electrical engineering 1B
- Instrumentation and measurement
- Digital electronics
- Engineering innovation and ethics
- Engineering systems
- Programming fundamentals
- Engineering dynamics
- Signals and systems
- Analog electronics
- Communication systems 1
- Electrical networks
- Data communications and computer networks
- Electrical machines and transformers
- Microprocessor systems
- Industrial control
- Engineering practicum
- Propagation and antennas
- Advanced industrial control
- Power electronics
- Project development
- Engineering honours thesis 1
- Engineering management
- Process control
- Engineering project
- Engineering honours thesis 2
- Materials and manufacturing 2
- Fluid mechanics
- Power systems 1
- Wireless communication
- Electronic circuit design
- Data signal processing
- Telecommunication networks
- Robotics 1
- Communication systems 2
- Sustainability and renewable energy
- Multivariate calculus
Why Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.