- Course at a Glance
- Schedule Start Date: 9th July 2018
- Code: BIAOC
- Course Length: 3 Years
CRICOS Provider Code: 03567C | CRICOS Course Code: 095814J
The Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering) 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
- Knowledge from the extensive experience of expert lecturers, rather than from just theoretical information
- Global networking contacts in the industry
- A valuable and accredited Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering)** qualification
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 Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering) perfectly addresses this gap in the Industrial Automation industry.
** 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.
Engineering cannot be underestimated: the wellbeing of the world is largely dependent on the work of engineers.
Isaac Asimov, a famous science fiction author, professor of biochemistry and robotics devotee said: “Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.”
Engineering touches everything and is responsible for our progress through the ages; it is, for example, fundamental to all forms of transportation, to power generation, communication technologies and biomedicine. Engineers also contribute to solving the complex challenges in the world today, including pollution, hunger and disease.
It is a prestigious career to pursue, with the highest average starting salary of any undergraduate major. Because it is a respected profession the world over engineers can also consider working abroad.
There is more choice for engineers now than ever before; it is a discipline which is developing and broadening with the evolution of technology. Industrial automation is one of those expanding streams of engineering, with an increasingly profound influence on most industries and enterprises.
Due to rapidly evolving technology, industrial processes are becoming increasingly automated. Previously mechanized systems which required human intervention now use computerized control systems for higher accuracy, precision and cost effectiveness.
With this qualification you will have acquired the essential knowledge which underpins both this and other fields of engineering. More importantly, you will have become an industrial automation technologist.
This program requires the completion of 240 hours of relevant industrial experience in an engineering environment under professional supervision. Two periods/units are allocated as time in which to achieve this. An industrial experience research project unit will provide you with the tools needed to meet your professional technologist and engineering outcomes. In addition, the program will also entail a hands-on workshop, which will be used to verify your hands-on work skills. If you already have experience relevant to any of the above, you may apply to have credit granted by completing the associated recognition of prior learning form to demonstrate that your experience is of a sufficient nature and standard
The program is delivered on-campus, facilitated 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.
Each unit is 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
Students are required to have a laptop computer for the duration of the program. Internet access will be provided 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.
Software for live stream sessions, simulations, remote and virtual laboratories will be provided.
For information on EIT’s extensive online libraries and resources, please visit the https://www.eit.edu.au/library-resources.
EIT have four available Bachelor of Science streams: Industrial Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Structural Engineering.
If you select the Industrial Automation Engineering stream, you must complete 81 credit points comprising of 12 x core units (each worth 3 points), 2 x Industrial Experience Research Project units (with no credit points), 1 x Final Year Project (9 points value) plus 12 x Industrial Automation Engineering units (each worth 3 points). There are no optional or elective units in this program.
- An Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
- A relevant (to the sub-discipline) Engineering Advanced Diploma or higher from an Australian higher education institution; OR
- An overseas qualification equivalent to the above item from a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially accredited qualification undertaken at a tertiary institution such as a university, government technical college, or government recognized private college (EIT assesses overseas qualifications using Australian Government guidelines to determine their comparability to qualifications); AND
- Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
- A specified level of achievement in a recognized English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); or TOEFL equivalent;
Students entering through a Yr 12 completion pathway will be required to show results of 60% or a C grade result in Maths in their final school year (in addition to other equivalency requirements for each individual country).
It is desirable that applicants hold a Senior Certificate with:
- Advanced Mathematics; or WACE Mathematics: Methods; or equivalent
- Physics and Chemistry, with equivalents considered.
Applicants with WACE Mathematics Applications (or equivalent) will be accepted, but EIT may also recommend a bridging course as a supplementary activity. To confirm that past studies in mathematics align with these requirements, applicants may compare the mathematics syllabus to the WACE here and contact an EIT Course Advisor for assistance:
International students who wish to study on-campus in Australia will need to have a valid international student visa. For more information visit: https://oncampus.eit.edu.au/apply/apply-to-eit-as-an-international-student.html
Maths Bridging Test/Exam
Maths bridging test/exam (non-proctored/invigilated): to be completed by all Higher Education students (online and on-campus) during orientation week, to be administered through Moodle. If a student fails the initial test they must complete EIT’s 3 week bridging course (online) and then take the test again (non-proctored/invigilated). If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk policy.
All CRICOS applicants will be subject to a phone interview as a condition of their Letter of Offer (This is in addition to the English Language Proficiency requirements).
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.
To access the detailed program brochure, please complete this form.
Accreditation and International Standing
Accreditation and International Standing
The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is registered and accredited to offer both degree and vocational (diploma and certificate) programs. EIT is authorized by the Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as a Higher Education Provider (www.teqsa.gov.au/national-register with registration number PRV14008).
EIT is a Registered Training Organization (RTO) in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector – provider number 51971.
EIT (and many individual courses) has received recognition, endorsement and/or accreditation as a training provider from authorizing bodies based around the world. For more information visit: https://www.eit.edu.au/accreditation-international-standing-for-online-engineering-training
For information regarding the program fees, please visit the fees page.