SCE Graduate Programs


The primary objective of the graduate programs in Systems and Control Engineering is to provide industry and academy with high caliber engineers and scientists who can analyze, design, test and implement advanced  control systems, intelligent instrumentation,  and automation solutions for industrial systems in areas such as petrochemical, steel, food industry, pharmaceuticals, military, and power systems industries. This program emphasizes both the theoretical aspects as well as the practical aspects to meet the challenges of the fast pace of the technological changes, and it is tailored to foster multi-disciplinary research. The objectives of the program can be stated as follows:

Prepare engineers who can identify and formulate problems in the fields of Control, Automation, and Instrumentation and who can apply their problem-solving skills to obtain concrete and cost-effective solutions, and to perform innovative research which contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these fields. Prepare graduates who can play effective roles in multidisciplinary teams to provide control and Automation solutions in various science and engineering fields. Prepare engineers with the ability to use the state of the art computer methods and simulation tools to identify, analyze, and design control, automation, and instrumentation systems.


The learning outcomes of the post graduate study in Systems and Control Engineering are defined to be the various tasks a graduate of the program should be able to perform. The graduates of the program should be able to:

Identify and recognize, and analyze problems in the fields of Control, Automation, and Instrumentation Engineering. Apply scientific methods, modeling and simulation tools, and computer aided design tools to analysis, design, and evaluate the performance of the control, automation, and instrumentation solutions, and to follow the Engineering standards, practices, and regulations in the related application fields.

Ability to conduct research and formulate new or improved approaches for solving engineering problems, and to contribute to the advancement of the knowledge in the field of control, automation, and instrumentation. Ability to communicate and work in multi-disciplinary teams to provide Control, Instrumentation, and Automation solutions to problems encountered in various fields. Pursue life-long learning and professional growth and to play an active role in the professional activities to improve and disseminate the knowledge and practices in the field of Control, Instrumentation and Automation. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in the global and societal context, and be aware of important contemporary political, social, legal, environmental, and technological issues and values.

The following are the different options available in the program:


The Master of Science program consists of a total of 30 credit hours:

  • 12 credit hours of core courses,
  • 12 hours of elective courses,
  • 6 credit hours of thesis work.

Core courses

The following two courses:

  • SCE 507 Linear Multivariable Control (3 – 0 – 3)
  • SCE 513 System Identification (3 – 0 – 3)

Two courses to be selected from the following list of courses: 

  • SCE 515 Stochastic Systems (3-0-3)
  • SCE 516 Filtering and Estimation (3-0-3)
  • SCE 517 Nonlinear Systems (3 – 0 – 3)
  • SCE 527 Adaptive Control (3 – 0 – 3)
  • SCE 530 Process Modeling and Simulation   (new)
  • SCE 534 Digital Signal Processing (3 – 0 – 3)
  • SCE 555 Soft Computing (3-0-3)

MEng in SCE

The Master of Engineering program consists of a total of 42 credit hours:

  • 6 credit hours of core courses (as in the thesis option)
  • 27 credit hours of elective courses (not less than 6 courses from SCE plus not more than 3 courses from other discipline with relevance to SCE).
  • 9 credit hours of 3 directed research/project courses.

The project and directed research courses are arranged between a faculty member and a student to train students in undertaking implementation projects and to explore new technologies in their fields. In these courses students are asked to prepare a feasible application of advanced knowledge in the SCE field. The work will be evaluated based on a report, an oral examination, and a public seminar.