Control systems


Devices or a set of devices that command and manage the performance and behaviour of other equipment and systems. This includes Industrial control systems (ICS) which are used for industrial production and manufacturing.

Alternative labels

industrial control systems
regulatory systems
control devices
industrial control devices
system control
control system
industrial regulatory systems

Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Control systems is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Instrumentation engineer: Instrumentation engineers envision and design equipment used in manufacturing processes for controlling and monitoring various engineering processes remotely. They design equipment for the monitoring of production sites such as manufacturing systems, machinery uses and production processes.

Optional knowledge

Control systems is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Electrician: Electricians fit and repair electrical circuits and wiring systems. They also install and maintain electrical equipment and machinery. This work can be performed indoors as well as outdoors, in nearly every type of facility.
Electrical engineer: Electrical engineers design and develop electrical systems, electrical equipment, components, motors, and equipment with the feature of energy transmission. They engage in large scale projects such as the design and maintenance of power stations, and the distribution of power to smaller applications such as household appliances.




  1. Control systems – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022

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