Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)

Engineering Institute Of Technology

Program Description

Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)

Engineering Institute Of Technology

The Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)** program available both fully online and on campus in Australia. Please read below for details about both delivery options.

In this accredited and prestigious program you will gain:

  • Skills and know-how in the latest and developing technologies in instrumentation, process control, and industrial automation
  • Practical guidance and feedback from industrial automation experts from around the world
  • Live knowledge from the extensive experience of expert instructors, rather than from just theoretical information gained from books and college
  • Credibility and respect as the local industrial automation expert in your firm
  • Global networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career choices and income
  • A valuable and accredited Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)** qualification

There is a global shortage of automation, instrumentation and control engineers due mainly to restructuring and rapid growth of new industries and technologies. The respected International Society of Automation (ISA) estimated that at least 15,000 new automation engineers are needed annually in the US alone. Many industrial automation businesses throughout the world comment on the difficulty in finding experienced automation engineers despite paying outstanding salaries.

The Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) perfectly addresses this gap in the Industrial Automation industry. The program's twelve-core units and project thesis provide you with the practical knowledge and skills required. Students with a background in electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and control, or industrial computer systems engineering can benefit from this program.

The content has been carefully designed to provide you with relevant concepts and the tools required in today’s fast-moving work environment. For example, Power Engineering covers major equipment and technologies used in power systems, including power generation, transmission and distribution networks. Programmable Logic Controllers covers in-depth principles of operation of programmable controllers, networking, distributed controllers, and program control strategies. Industrial Process Control Systems combines the process identification and feedback control design with a broad understanding of the hardware, system architectures and software techniques widely used to evaluate and implement complex control solutions. Industrial Instrumentation identifies key features of widely used measurement techniques and transducers combined with microprocessor devices to create robust and reliable industrial instruments. Process Engineering will enable students to evaluate and apply complex process calculations through the application of control principles. Industrial data Communications provides the requisite knowledge to manage modern field buses and industrial wireless systems. Safety Systems provides an introduction to the common safety philosophy of hazard identification, risk management and risk-based design of protection methods and functional safety systems. SCAdA and dCS cover hardware and software systems, evaluation of typical dCS and SCAdA systems and configuration of dCS controllers. Special topics enable students to incorporate current technologies and the knowledge acquired from the entire course and thus solve complex industrial automation problems.

The Project Thesis, as the capstone of the course, requires a high level of personal autonomy and accountability and reinforces the knowledge and skill base developed in the preceding units. As a significant research component of the course, this project will facilitate research, critical evaluation and the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative, enabling students to critique current professional practice in the industrial automation industry.

Who Will Benefit from this Prestigious Program

Those seeking to achieve advanced know-how and expertise in industrial automation, including but not limited to:

  • Electrical Engineers and Electricians
  • Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
  • Energy Management Consultants
  • Automation and Process Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Production Managers
  • Chemical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Instrument and Process Control Technicians

** A note regarding recognition of this program in the Australian education system: EIT is the owner of this program. The qualification is officially accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

Professional Recognition

This Master's Degree is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia under the Sydney and Washington accords. This EIT Master's Degree is internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories (

Prior Learning Recognition and Exemptions

EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. An assessment fee may apply. If you wish to find out more please ask us for your copy of the policy for recognition of prior learning.

Online - Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)

Course at a Glance

  • Schedule Start Date: 02 January 2019 (online)
  • Code: MIA
  • Course Length: 2 Years (part-time)
  • Course taught in English

Benefits of eLearning to Students

  • Cost-effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into the international practice

Live Webinars

During the program, you will participate in weekly interactive sessions with the lecturers and other participants from around the world. Each unit's weekly live tutorial will last 60 to 90 minutes. We take student availability into consideration wherever possible before scheduling webinar times. All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, speakers and, if possible, a microphone.

The software package and setup details will be sent to you prior to the first webinar.

Benefits of eLearning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full-time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students

How Does it Work?

EIT eLearning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put the theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Course Coordinator.

Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the ground-breaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practise sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.

On-Campus - Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)

Course at a Glance

  • Schedule Start Date: 25th February 2019 (on campus)
  • Code: MIAOC
  • Course Length: 2 Years (part-time)
  • Course taught in English

CRICOS Provider Code: 03567C | CRICOS Course Code: 094185G

On-campus program details

Rules of Progression

Successful completion of all 500 level units is required before attempting 600 level units. The Project Thesis can only be attempted once all other units have been successfully completed.

The content of each unit is designed to provide a graduated increase in knowledge and skills. All engineering disciplines are built up of individual bodies-of-knowledge that together target a specific application. Industrial Automation is no different. It not only relies on the combined body of knowledge from the undergraduate degree, specifically mathematics, physics, and discipline knowledge but also on the various units that form this program.

The 500 level units provide the framework for application in the field of industrial automation. The knowledge from each unit allows students to be able to investigate difficult problems, identify and evaluate complex solutions, communicate their solutions and ideas, to enable successful progress to the 600 level units. All this knowledge is brought together as the students tackle complex application problems in their final Thesis.

All units must be passed, or have exemptions, to achieve the qualification.

Presentation Format

The program is delivered on campus, facilitated by an on-campus lecturer.

The classroom sessions will be conducted by a dedicated on-campus lecturer and will include video presentations, live stream tutorials with supplementary expert lecturers based around the world, practical exercises, assessments, class discussions and personal study.

There will be four (4) units delivered concurrently over each 15 week semester, each unit composed of 10 hours of study per week (40 hours total) as follows:

  • 1-hour pre-recorded lecture facilitated by the on-campus lecturer
  • 1-hour tutorial lecture (live stream)
  • 1-hour remote/virtual and local lab/assignment work
  • 7 hours of personal study (guided and unguided)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 12, 2018
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