Instrumention and Control Engineering

WHAT IS INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING?

UniKL MITEC Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (BICE) is a hands-on program which concern on the application and implementation of measurement and control techniques of process variables for monitoring, record, control and performance assessment of a wide range of manufacturing and industrial processes.

THE NEED OF INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL IN INDUSTRY

Instrumentation and control systems are used in most industries to measure and control variables such as pressure, flow, level, temperature, density, Ph (acidity or alkalinity), mass, conductivity, motion, force and chemical composition. These variables are consistently measured and monitored to ensure the output of a specific process are within a desired acceptable range and at the same time protect the safety of equipment in the system. Small changes in these variables may alter a process which produces a large impact at the end of the result. Corrective action need to be done immediately to control these variables back for a stable process system.

In most industries, a large number of process variables are monitored simultaneously. The advancement of technology in Instrumentation and Control engineering (ICE) fields enable industries to have only a small staff of operating personnel to operate a complex process from a central control room. ICE technology is the tool that enables manufacturers to keep their operations running within specified limits and to set more precise limits to maximize profitability, and at the same time to ensure quality and safety.

MITEC BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY IN INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING (BICE)

MITEC BICE is developed to ensure students gain maximum skills in specific control disciplines such as advanced process control (APC), distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). The use of these disciplines will depend on the exact nature of individual job roles.

To ensure the understanding of these specific disciplines, on the first three semesters, BICE focus on transferring knowledge of electronics fundamentals to the students such as electrical and electronic devices, analog electronic, digital system, signal and system, sensor and actuator, microprocessor and microcontroller, etc.

For the next three semesters, BICE concentrates on knowledge of process variables in various industrial applications. Applications which are covered in BICE are chemical and bioprocess, environmental, piping, manufacturing material, industrial automation and much more.

Programming is the heart of BICE. Various simulator and programming software will be introduced to the students such as C programming, MATLAB. MULTSIM and LABVIEW.

The hands-on laboratory component is designed to enable participants to install, configure, calibrate, troubleshoot, and maintain instruments (pneumatic, analog, digital) and control systems in a variety of replicated industrial settings

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this programmed are:

To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative, who will contribute towards the human capital in ICE Engineering Technology and related industry. To produce graduates who are well trained in the professional skills to support their role in ICE Engineering field such as effective leadership, teamwork skills and interpersonal communication skills. To produce graduates who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continual improvement in the ICE Engineering field. To produce ICE Engineering graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and responsibility towards sustainable development. To produce graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities in ICE Engineering and related field

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Apply knowledge and skills closely linked with mathematics, science, and engineering to solve the problem in ICE Engineering and related field.

Identify, formulate, research literature, design solution, conduct investigation and solve broadly defined the problems in ICE engineering and related field by selecting and applying appropriate modern techniques and resources.

Demonstrate the professional skills such as excellent leadership, and teamwork in diverse and cross-functional technical teams.

Communicate effectively on broadly defined quality engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effectively reports and design documentation, make effective presentations and give and receive clear instructions.

Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to PCI Engineering Technology practice.

Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering PCI technology practice.

Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of management, business practices and technopreneurial competencies.

Recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning.

Bachelor

WHAT IS INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING?

UniKL MITEC Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (BICE) is a hands-on program which concern on the application and implementation of measurement and control techniques of process variables for monitoring, record, control and performance assessment of a wide range of manufacturing and industrial processes.

THE NEED OF INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL IN INDUSTRY

Instrumentation and control systems are used in most industries to measure and control variables such as pressure, flow, level, temperature, density, Ph (acidity or alkalinity), mass, conductivity, motion, force and chemical composition. These variables are consistently measured and monitored to ensure the output of a specific process are within a desired acceptable range and at the same time protect the safety of equipment in the system. Small changes in these variables may alter a process which produces a large impact at the end of the result. Corrective action need to be done immediately to control these variables back for a stable process system.

In most industries, a large number of process variables are monitored simultaneously. The advancement of technology in Instrumentation and Control engineering (ICE) fields enable industries to have only a small staff of operating personnel to operate a complex process from a central control room. ICE technology is the tool that enables manufacturers to keep their operations running within specified limits and to set more precise limits to maximize profitability, and at the same time to ensure quality and safety.

MITEC BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY IN INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING (BICE)

MITEC BICE is developed to ensure students gain maximum skills in specific control disciplines such as advanced process control (APC), distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). The use of these disciplines will depend on the exact nature of individual job roles.

To ensure the understanding of these specific disciplines, on the first three semesters, BICE focus on transferring knowledge of electronics fundamentals to the students such as electrical and electronic devices, analog electronic, digital system, signal and system, sensor and actuator, microprocessor and microcontroller, etc.

For the next three semesters, BICE concentrates on knowledge of process variables in various industrial applications. Applications which are covered in BICE are chemical and bioprocess, environmental, piping, manufacturing material, industrial automation and much more.

Programming is the heart of BICE. Various simulator and programming software will be introduced to the students such as C programming, MATLAB. MULTSIM and LABVIEW.

The hands-on laboratory component is designed to enable participants to install, configure, calibrate, troubleshoot, and maintain instruments (pneumatic, analog, digital) and control systems in a variety of replicated industrial settings

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this programmed are:

To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative, who will contribute towards the human capital in ICE Engineering Technology and related industry.
To produce graduates who are well trained in the professional skills to support their role in ICE Engineering field such as effective leadership, teamwork skills and interpersonal communication skills.
To produce graduates who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continual improvement in the ICE Engineering field.
To produce ICE Engineering graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and responsibility towards sustainable development.
To produce graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities in ICE Engineering and related field

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Apply knowledge and skills closely linked with mathematics, science, and engineering to solve the problem in ICE Engineering and related field.

Identify, formulate, research literature, design solution, conduct investigation and solve broadly defined the problems in ICE engineering and related field by selecting and applying appropriate modern techniques and resources.

Demonstrate the professional skills such as excellent leadership, and teamwork in diverse and cross-functional technical teams.

Communicate effectively on broadly defined quality engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effectively reports and design documentation, make effective presentations and give and receive clear instructions.

Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to PCI Engineering Technology practice.

Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering PCI technology practice.

Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of management, business practices and technopreneurial competencies.

Recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning.

  • Pass in Matriculation /Foundation Programme with a minimum CGPA of 2.0; Or
  • Pass in International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum of 24 points; Or
  • STPM or its equivalent with at least Grade C in 3 subjects ; Or
  • STPM or its equivalent with at least Grade C in 2 subjects and Grade D in two others subject including General Paper.

Year 1
SEMESTER 1
Technopreneurship
Fundamental English
Co-Curriculum 1
Engineering Mathematics 1
Engineering Science 1
Bahasa Kebangsaan A
Introduction to Instrumentation and Process Control
Electrical and Electronic Devices

SEMESTER 2
Professional English 1
Co-Curriculum 2
Islamic Studies/Moral Studies
Mandarin 1
Instrumentation and Process Control Applications
Engineering Mathematics 2
Introduction to Workshop Practice
Analog Electronics

Year 2
SEMESTER 3
Professional English 2
Mandarin 2
Applied Statistics
Digital Systems
Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design
Computer Programming
Signal and System

SEMESTER 4
Destructive and Non-destructive testing
Malaysian Studies
Hydraulic & Pneumatic Control
Sensors & Actuators
Microprocessor & Microcontroller
Distributed Control System

Year 3
SEMESTER 5

Programmable Logic Control
Data Acquisition System
Piping Engineering Mechanism and Control
Engineering Ethics
Environmental Analysis Principles and Measurement
Elective 1

SEMESTER 6

Statistical Quality Control
Industrial Communication Systems
Final Year Project 1
Automatic Control Systems
Material Monitoring and Control Apparatus
Elective 2

Year 4
SEMESTER 7
Final Year Project 2
Innovation Management
Chemical and Bioprocess Instrumentation
Certification Standards and Regulation in Instrumentation and Control
Elective 3

SEMESTER 8
Industrial Training

ELECTIVE
Elective 1
Multi Sensor Data Fusion
Pattern Recognition and Classification
Data Analysis Technique
Elective 2
Principles of Marketing
Occupational Safety & Health in Maintenance
Computer Aided Design for Facilities
Elective 3
Taguchi Methods
Design of Experiment
Quality Improvement Tools and Method

JOB DESCRIPTION

Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technologist (ICET) is responsible for installing, managing and/or maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes in various industries. ICET needs to ensure that these systems and processes operate effectively, efficiently and safely. In order to do this, ICET requires a thorough understanding of the whole operational processes of the industry. As for that, they will have a multidisciplinary role, working closely with colleagues across a number of functions, including operations, purchasing and design.

SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Salary levels for ICET vary according to the size of organization, industry sector and geographical location. In Malaysia, average starting salaries for ICET graduates is monthly around RM 2,500. Average salaries for those with years of experience range from RM 4,500 to RM 12,000 a month. Internationally, typical starting salaries for Instrumentation and Control Engineering graduates range from RM100,000 to RM150,000 a year. International salaries for those in a senior or lead role range between RM175,000 and RM300,000 annually.
  • ICET maybe worked based in an office, laboratory or factory, depending on the nature of the industry. The nature of the job sometimes requires them to be on-call or on standby to deal with disturbance or faults which occur at the plant or site.
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering fields sometimes carry high levels of responsibility and may be stressful, particularly at a very senior level, where accountability lies directly with them in which they often have to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and within budget.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

  • ICET develops skills in specific control disciplines such as distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). The use of these disciplines will depend on the exact nature of individual job roles.
  • Daily task and responsibility of ICET include testing, maintaining and modifying existing systems. Installing and commissioning new control systems is also one of the main tasks of ICET. ICET must have managing skill to make fast decision and have the capability to analyze daily data and interpret the status of the system. Notebooks and computers are the friendly tools which always accompany ICET in doing their routine jobs. They usually have to write computer programs and upload test procedure to the system.
  • In the event of disturbance to the plant, ICET requires troubleshooting and problem solving skills to remove the disturbance. Sometimes, they have to liaise with clients, suppliers, contractors and relevant authorities to solve the problem.
  • ICET is also required to understand and ensure the existing systems are in compliance with the health and safety regulations and quality standards set by the government and industries.

POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

ICET is needed in a range of engineering sectors including rail, construction, telecommunications and automotive. The most widely recognized recruiters of ICET are in the following types of organizations:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Automotive and Manufacturing
  • Information technology
  • Biomedical and Pharmaceutical
  • Energy supply
  • Communications,
  • Electronics
  • Computer systems
  • Defense-related industries

ICET is also employed by companies which produce control and instrumentation equipment.

OTHER RELATED JOBS

Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE) from UniKL MITEC also prepares students for technical specialization for the following potential Jobs:

(Salary range is based on research conducted by Kelly Services Malaysia for 2013/2014 Salary Guideline with respect to maximum years of working experience (y.e))

TEST ENGINEER
Evaluate, recommend & implement automated test tools and strategies. Write, implement & report status for system test cases. Analyze test cases and provide regular progress reports.

Salary Range: RM 2500-RM 4000 (2 y.e)

ASSEMBLY ENGINEER
Carry out assembly, debugging and testing of automation and modules/tool assembly and debugging. Install completed system or upgrade old system to current specs. Perform product inspection.

Salary Range: RM 3000-RM 5000 (3 y.e)

AUTOMATION ENGINEER
Design, program, simulate and test automated machinery and processes in order to complete exact tasks.

Salary Range: RM 4000-RM 7000 (4.ye)

ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENT ENGINEER
Taking lead role in handling and resolving electrical and instrumentation design and engineering issues. Review, comments, approval and monitoring of contractor’s electrical and Instrumentation design and engineering work. Liaise with other engineering disciplines (process, piping, safety) to ensure overall system integrity.

Salary Range: RM 5500-RM 7500 (6.ye)

PRODUCT ENGINEER
Involve in product improvement activities and testing. Recommend test methodology and test process.

Salary Range: RM 3500-RM 5000 (6.ye)

PROCESS ENGINEER
Develop various kinds of chemical processes used in manufacturing. They focus on the design, operation, control, and optimization of chemical, physical, and biological processes. They also handle safety practices as well as test and monitor any required equipment.

Salary Range: RM 7000-RM 12000 (7.ye)

PIPING ENGINEER
Develop piping and mechanical estimates for proposed projects in the region. Develop piping and mechanical detailed design for projects in region using Autocad and/or hand drawn.

Salary Range: RM 7000-RM 12000 (7.ye)

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