Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)** On Campus

EIT Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) endorsed by the International Society of Automation (ISA)

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

 

The Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)** program.

 

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
  • Learn from the extensive experience of expert lecturers, 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
  • A valuable and accredited Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)** qualification
     

The next intake will start in February 2018.

 

Contact us for more information and to apply.

 


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** 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

In most countries there are two forms of accreditation for engineering qualifications - national accreditation/recognition by the Government, and professional recognition by an Engineering society or association.
 
In Australia, national accreditation of higher education qualifications is undertaken by the Australian Government regulator; (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) – by Law, TEQSA are absolutely critical to any higher education being recognized.

The other form of accreditation is ‘professional accreditation’ through engineering societies such as; Engineers Australia or Professionals Australia. This professional recognition may help in obtaining employment, although an employer's requirement for this seems not at the levels it used to be - generally because it is not a key requirement - the type of degree being studied and one's actual experience and training are far more influential with potential employers. 

Students who successfully complete an EIT Master degree may be eligible to apply for Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) status from Professionals Australia. Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) is a new alternative to existing registration schemes which focuses on quality, affordability and a streamlined application process. Professionals Australia has been approved by the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland to act as an assessment body which is the only legislated scheme in Australia. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis and individuals would need to satisfy all criteria. We recommend individuals contact Professionals Australia.

Few engineering Master, and no PhD, degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia. Remember, if a qualification is not accredited by Engineers Australia, you can still apply for professional recognition by Engineers Australia on an individual, case-by-case basis. EIT have two Advanced Diplomas accredited by Engineers Australia, and are continuing to work with Engineers Australia to achieve accreditation on our Master and Bachelor degrees as soon as possible.
 
It should be noted that whilst confident, EIT cannot guarantee or commit to when we will receive accreditation from Engineers Australia for any of our other qualifications.

Introduction

There is a critical 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 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 subjects. 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.


Entry Requirements: Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)

To gain entry into this program, applicants need one of the following:

a) a recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice.

b) an EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in a congruent** field of practice.

c) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent), that is recognized under the Washington Accord or Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

d) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent)* that is not recognized under the Washington Accord, in a congruent** field of practice to this program.

AND

An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual band less than 6), or equivalent as outlined in the EIT  Admissions Policy.

* With integrated compulsory 12-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which 6 weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer as determined by EIT.

** Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate content (fields not listed below to be considered by the Dean and the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis):

  • Industrial Automation
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Instrumentation, Control and Automation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Material Systems
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Manufacturing and Management Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic and Communication Systems
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Production Engineering

 

Note: If applicants do not meet the above requirements, applicants are welcome to apply in writing to the Admissions Committee.

 

Who Would Benefit

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

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


Program Structure

Students must complete 48 credit points comprised of 12 core subjects and one capstone Thesis. The Thesis is the equivalent of one full semester. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years full time. Subjects will be delivered over 2 semesters per year. Students will take 4 units per semester and will be able to complete 8 units per year. There will be a short mid-semester break and extended breaks between semesters. For the detailed academic calendar, please see below:

 

 SEMESTER 

  Unit

  

YEAR 1

 Semester 1

 

ME501: Power Engineering Principles for Automation

 ME502: Programmable Logic Controllers

   ME503: Industrial Process Control Systems

  ME504: Industrial Instrumentation

 

 Semester 2

 

ME505: Process Engineering (Plant Layout)

MXX507 - Professional Engineering Management

  ME507: Industrial and Data Communications 1

ME508: Safety Systems (HAC, HAZOP, SIS)

 

 

YEAR 2

 Semester 1

 

 MXX501/601: Engineering Practice and
Key Research Methods

ME601: Industrial and Data Communications 2

 ME602: SCADA and Distributed Control Systems

  ME603: Advanced Process Control

 Semester 2

  

ME700 Project Thesis (taken over 1 semester)

 

 

Academic Calendar

  

 YEAR 1 (2018

 

SEMESTER 1

   Unit
 Orientation week


ME501: Power Engineering Principles
for Automation

ME502: Programmable Logic Controllers

ME503: Industrial Process Control Systems

ME504: Industrial Instrumentation

1
2
3
4
5
6
Mid semester break
7
8
9
10
11
12
Study week
Exam week
Mid year break  

 

SEMESTER 2

Orientation Week

 ME505: Process Engineering (Plant Layout)

   MXX507: Professional Engineering Management  

ME507: Industrial and Data Communications 1

ME508: Safety Systems (HAC, HAZOP, SIS)

1
2
3
4
5
6
  Mid semester break 
7
8
9
10
11
12
Study week
Exam week
End of year break  

  

 YEAR 2 (2019

 

SEMESTER 1

   Unit
Orientation week


  MXX501/601: Engineering Practice and
Key Research Methods

ME601: Industrial and Data Communications 2

  ME602: SCADA and Distributed Control Systems     

ME603: Advanced Process Control

1
2
3
4
5
6
  Mid semester break 
7
8
9
10
11
12
Study week
Exam week
Mid year break   

 

SEMESTER 2

Orientation Week

  ME700 Project Thesis (taken over 1 semester)

1
2
3
4
5
6
Mid semester break
7
8
9
10
11
12
Study week
Exam week
End of year break  

 

Rules of Progression

The Project Thesis can only be attempted once all other units have been successfully completed. All engineering disciplines are built up of individual bodies-of-knowledge that together target a specific application.  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 course. The ‘500’ level units are designed at AQF level 8 (Graduate Diploma). The knowledge  from each unit allows students to be able to investigate difficult problems, analyze and synthesize complex solutions, communicate their solutions and ideas, to enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at AQF level 9 (Masters degree).  All this knowledge is brought together as the students tackle complex application problems in their final Thesis.

The content of each unit is designed to provide a graduated increase in knowledge and skills from the ‘500’ level units to the ‘600’ level units culminating in a Project Thesis. All units must be passed, or have exemptions, to achieve the qualification.

 

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.

 

Presentation Format

The program is delivered on-campus, facilitiated by an on-campus lecturer. You will be required to attend one of two daily classroom sessions (Monday – Friday).  The available session times will be 8.00am – midday, and 1pm to 5pm.  Please note we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your preferred session, and on-campus attendance is compulsory.

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)


Hardware and Software Requirements

You will be provided with all the necessary hardware and software in your classroom sessions however we strongly recommend that students arrange access to a computer and Internet connection outside classroom session hours, either through purchase, public library access or other arrangements, in order to continue with self study, assessment work etc.

 

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Fee Information

Fee Information

EIT has multiple fee structures based on the student’s country of residence. There are many details to take into consideration therefore EIT requests that all potential students contact us directly through:

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A Course Advisor will then be able to provide detailed and accurate fee information to every potential student.

 

Tuition fees

Your tuition fees include all tuition, access to extensive technical libraries, program materials and software, plus grading and support from the Learning Support Officers and lecturers.

The annual course tuition fee is A$22,750 (no GST is applicable). The total course tuition fee is A$45,500 (no GST is applicable). Students should also plan to spend approximately US$100 to US$200 per unit on text books not included in the tuition fees.

 

Additional Fees

The following additional fees may apply:

Deferred and Supplementary Assessments and Examinations – The tuition fee will include one attempt at the examination or assessment. If further attempts are required an additional fee may be applied.

Cancellation Fees may apply if a student withdraws either prior to or after the start of delivery of a unit or course.

Deferment - There is no fee for suspension of studies, however, if the student wishes to continue the program at a later date, adjusted course fees may apply.

For detailed information on all relevant fees, please see EIT’s Tuition Payment and Refund Policy HE, available at www.eit.edu.au/organisation-policies or contact EIT directly.

 

Fee Refund Policy

Students who choose to cancel applications or withdraw from a program may be eligible for a partial or full refund depending on several factors such as: payment methods, date of withdrawal/cancellation and student progress.

For detailed information please see EIT’s Higher Education Tuition Payment and Refund Policy, available at www.eit.edu.au/organisation-policies or contact EIT directly.

 

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Professional Development Series

In order to meet the exacting demands of the oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and downstream processing industries, modern plants are equipped with systems and devices which are needed to measure and regulate variables such as temperature, pressure, flow, humidity, liquid level, velocity and density. Industrial Automation provides the technology to control and monitor a process plant using such concepts as feedback, cascade, feedforward and advanced process control. Here at the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), we have developed industry-focused programs in the form of vocational diplomas, advanced diplomas and graduate certificates, all the way up to Masters level in the higher education sector.

There is a critical shortage of automation, instrumentation and control engineers, technicians and technologists around the world now due to the retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new technologies and industries. The respected International Society of Automation (ISA) organization estimated that at least 15,000 new automation engineers are needed annually in the USA alone.

In keeping with the philosophy of EIT, students in this school are exposed to the practical, up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills demanded by leading industries worldwide, with online instrumentation courses. EIT does not just cater to a generic student body, instead all of our online instrumentation courses are specific to industry. The programs cover a large range of topics and are suited to anyone needing an intensive and practical look at all facets of industrial automation, instrumentation and process control.

The short courses that form part of EIT's professional development series are designed to provide students with critical knowledge and practical tools that can be immediately applied to the workplace. They are ideal to up-skill and/or cross-skill in a particular area or technology and are not accredited programs.

Students in EIT's School of Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Process Control study subjects which include: process control, instrumentation, control valves, process plant layout and piping design, tuning of process loops, SCADA, PLCs, advanced process control (APC), boiler control, hazardous areas, safety instrumentation (IEC 61511 and IEC 61508), HAZOPs, industrial data communications, networking, deviceNet and Fieldbus, industrial wireless, radio telemetry systems, shielding/EMC/EMI, and noise reduction. 

Note:

I: Vocational Education & Training (VET) program

II: Higher Education program


 

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