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Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)**

 

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
  • 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
     

The next intake will start on the week of January 3, 2017.

Past intakes have reached maximum numbers early on. 

Payment is not required until approx. 4 weeks before the start of the program.

Contact us now to find out more and apply!

 

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

 
** 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 Degree (or Graduate Diploma) is officially accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) in Australia.

It is a professional development program and is not currently an entry-to-practice qualification. Engineers Australia are considering this and other programs for those students desiring professional status (e.g. CPEng). However, the outcome of this review may or may not result in a student gaining chartered professional status if he or she does not already possess this.

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 Masters project, 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: Graduate Diploma 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 with relevant work experience**.

b) 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.

c) 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 6.0) or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

* Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate Industrial Automation 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

** Substantial industrial experience in a related field is preferred, with a minimum of two years' relevant experience.

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

 

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 with relevant work experience**.

b) 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.

c) 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 6.0) or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

* Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate Industrial Automation 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

** Substantial industrial experience in a related field is preferred, with a minimum of two years' relevant experience.

Note: If applicants do not meet the above requirements they 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 of work. There are no electives in this course. The course duration is two years full time, or equivalent. Subjects will be delivered over 4 semesters per year. Students will take 2 subjects per semester and be able to complete 8 subjects per year. There will be a short break between semesters. Each semester is 12 weeks long.

 

Year/
Semester
Core Units  

Subjects

Credit Points


YEAR ONE*

Sem 1
ME501 Power Engineering
ME502 Programmable Logic Controllers
 
3
3
Sem 2
ME503 Industrial Process Control Systems
ME504 Industrial Instrumentation
 
3
3
Sem 3
ME505 Process Engineering (Plant Layout)
ME506 Practical Project Management
 
3
3
Sem 4  
ME507 Industrial and Data Communications 1
ME508 Safety Systems (HAC, HAZOP, SIS)
 
3
3


YEAR TWO

Sem 1  
ME601 Industrial and Data Communications 2
ME602 SCADA and Distributed Control Systems
 
3
3
Sem 2  
ME603 Advanced Process Control
ME604 Special Topics in Industrial Automation
 
3
3
Sem 3 & 4
 ME700 Master's Thesis (taken over 2 semesters)
 
12

 

* Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Industrial Automation): Students who successfully complete all units from year one, as outlined above, can opt to receive EIT's Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Industrial Automation). This provides a useful exit point as successful graduates will meet all competencies for industrial automation occupation-specific requirements, from academic, workplace, to industry-sector technical competencies, according to the ISA and Automation Federations' Automation Competency Model.


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. Please refer to ‘When will the sessions take place?’ in the Frequently Asked Questions. 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.

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In Company Online Training Solutions

Special class groups can be arranged on request to match your own schedule. If you have a large number of staff who should complete any of our programs, read more about EIT's In Company Online Training HERE and contact us to assist you further.

 

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Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) from EIT

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Fee Information

EIT has multiple fee structures and payment plans 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:

- Email: eit@eit.edu.au

- Live Chat on www.eit.edu.au

- Phone: please visit our Contact webpage for details of all international EIT offices

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

 

Tuiton fees

Your tuition fees include weekly webinars with leading engineering and technical experts, technical eBooks, program materials, software and postage, plus grading and support from the program coordinators and lecturers. Students should also plan to spend approximately US$100 to US$200 per unit on text books not included in the tuition fees. We provide flexible payment options and can accept fees in a variety of currencies. Please contact us for fees in an appropriate currency for your location.

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, a re-joining fee may apply.

For detailed information on all relevant fees, please see EIT’s Higher Education Tuition Payment and Refund policy, 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/organisationpolicies 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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