In a collaborative effort with Siemens, ECU has established a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility for instrumentation control and automaton.
The advanced hardware and software available at ECU's Siemens Instrumentation and Control Laboratory enable students and researchers to work on advanced control technologies that are embedded in many industries.
The facility is also an asset to local industry, and many short courses have been conducted there for engineers from industry. With the expansion of engineering programs at ECU, there is an emphasis on the use of real engineering systems by engineering students. One example of the relationship with industry is the donation by Woodside of $200,000 worth of hardware for the establishment of a process control plant to be used by students and staff for teaching and research activities. This facility will be used in conjunction with the Siemens Instrumentation Control Laboratory to provide a realistic environment for instrumentation and process control.
Professor Daryoush Habibi.