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Instrumentation Control and Automation Major


Instrumentation control and automation engineering is the integration of electrical, electronic and computing engineering with control engineering, for the development of intelligent control systems in different engineering industries.

Areas of study include analogue and digital electronics, computer-aided design and manufacturing, signal analysis, communication and networking, electrical machines, sensor technology, process control, automation, robotics, system design and development and project management.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)


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Professional recognition

Engineers Australia have Accredited this Major.

This professional recognition only applies when you study this Major in one of the following courses:



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENM2104Instrumentation and Measurement15
ENS2456Digital Electronics15
ENS2113Engineering Dynamics15
ENS3553Signals and Systems15
ENS3555Communication Systems 115
ENS3554Data Communications and Computer Networks15
ENS2457Analog Electronics15
ENS5230Electrical Machines and Transformers15
ENS5447Propagation and Antennas15
ENS3551Electrical Networks15
ENS2257Microprocessor Systems15
ENS5240Industrial Control15
ENS5360Power Electronics15
ENS5130Advanced Industrial Control15
ENS5209Process Control15

Employment Opportunities

Instrumentation control and automation engineers have diverse employment opportunities in most sectors of industry, including product design and development, manufacturing, mining and resource, agriculture, public utilities, road and transport, defence, aerospace, chemical, pharmaceutical and consulting.

Possible future job titles

Control and Automation Engineer, Process Control Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer

This Major can be studied in the following courses


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