Course at a Glance
Schedule Start Date: 3rd February 2020
Code: BIAOC
Course Length: 3 years

CRICOS Provider Code: 03567C | CRICOS Course Code: 095814J

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. This practical qualification will ensure you graduate job ready as an industrial automation engineering technologist. Upon completion of this program you will gain:

  • Skills and knowledge in the latest industrial automation technologies
  • Practical guidance from experts in the field
  • A valuable and accredited Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering)** degree
  • Global networking contacts in academia and industry
  • Improved career options

** 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.

Program Details

Overview

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.

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.

Time Commitment

Each unit is composed of 10 hours of study per week. Full-time on-campus students will study 4 – 4.5 units per semester and are required to be on campus for a minimum of 20 hours per week for tutorial, lecture, lab/workshop and self-study sessions.

Potential Job Outcomes

Graduates will able to be employed as technologists working in a wide range of manufacturing, industrial, chemical, military, mineral process and mining industries.

Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:

  • Process control, commissioning and production management
  • Plant, factory and building automation
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Distributed Control Systems (DCSs) and SCADA
  • Industrial design and consultation
  • Supply chain management, quality assurance and sales
  • Operations, maintenance, field services and technical support
  • Controls, instrumentation and robotics
  • Industrial project management and business development

Pathway to the Bachelor of Science (BSc)

The pathway to the BSc (Eng.) is designed for students who qualify for credit from their preceding advanced diploma or equivalent studies and industry experience. The pathway will provide advanced diploma entrants with exemption for those units within the BSc curriculum that are technology orientated where it can be demonstrated that equivalent content and depth of study has already been completed in the advanced diploma program. This will only apply if the discipline stream chosen can be closely associated with the units taken in the advanced diploma stage.

It is anticipated that students with a relevant industrial career background (that is at an appropriate career level) would not need to complete the industrial experience, and may also gain credit for the associated Industrial Experience Research Project unit (unit code BSC109C). This credit would be gained only after formal assessment of the student’s career history and it is likely that these vocationally experienced students will need to deepen their academic knowledge and may need to deepen their professional engineering competencies. This is built into the program by three inclusions:

  1. Core units will extend academic knowledge in areas such as the more theoretical maths and engineering science that a vocational entrant may not have experienced;
  2. Where required, short bridging programs may be offered to overcome gaps in prior knowledge (delivered in sub-discipline units) that are identified when students apply for credit for prior learning;

Industrial Experience

Students who have industrial experience that is identified as being at an inadequate standard would be required to complete the Industrial Experience Research Project unit. This would be determined case-by-case based on EIT’s Admissions Policy and the BSc Entry Requirements.

The BSc will include two short, well-defined periods of industrial experience in an engineering environment. It will also entail a hands-on workshop which will be used to verify your hands-on work skills. If you already have relevant experience 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.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry is available to applicants who hold:

  1. A Year 12 Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students), completed within the past 2 years, with the following level of achievement in Maths:
  • WA – WACE scaled score of 50.0 or more.
  • ACT – a scaled mark of 125 or more
  • NSW – performance Band 2 or above
  • QLD – a level of Sound Achievement (S) or above
  • SA/NT – a grade of C- or higher or a Subject achievement score of 10 or more
  • TAS – an award of Satisfactory Achievement or above
  • VIC – a study score of 25 or above

Applicants who have completed Yr 12 (or equivalent for International Students) more than 2 years ago will also need to show relevant work experience in the field of study applied for; OR

  1. A relevant (to the sub-discipline) Engineering AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree (or higher) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules; OR
  2. An overseas qualification equivalent to Point 2 above 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); OR
  3. International Baccalaureate (IB) Completion with a minimum score of 24 including English and Maths completion; OR
  4. Foundation studies or bridging course completion in a relevant discipline with completion of Mathematics and English. e.g. Engineering enabling course; AND
  5. Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students); OR
  6. A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS  at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); or  (or equivalent) as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy

Note: All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

International students who wish to study on-campus in Australia will need to have a valid international student visa.

All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.

Maths Bridging Test/Exam

Maths bridging test/exam (non-proctored/invigilated): to be completed by all Higher Education students during orientation week, to be administered through Moodle. If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.

English

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 stated above).

An English proficiency test must be completed by all Higher Education students studying on campus. This will be adminsitered through Moodle during orientation week. If a student fails the initial test they must complete additional English language support classes. If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Exemptions

EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. An assessment fee may apply. For more information, please see EIT's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Program Structure

Program Structure

The course consists of a combination of core units, sub-discipline specific ‘stream’ units, industrial work experience and a final year project. The specialized industrial automation units will build on this knowledge, but focus on this particular industrial automation stream, such as programmable logic controllers, safety systems engineering, project management, process instrumentation and more.

Semester Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Year One
Semester 1 BSC101C Engineering Mathematics 1 (Core) 3
Semester 1 BSC102C Electrical Circuit Theory and Analysis (Core) 3
Semester 1 BSC103C Engineering Dynamics + Mechanics (Core) 3
Semester 1 BSC203C Engineering Design and Drawing (Core) 3
Semester 1 BSC109C
(Part A)
Industrial Experience Research Project 0
Semester 2 BSC104C Engineering Mathematics 2 (Core) 3
Semester 2 BSC201C Engineering Programming (Core) 3
Semester 2 BIA106S Principles of Chemical Engineering 3
Semester 2 BSC107C Physics and Chemistry for Engineers (Core) 3
Semester 2 BSC109C
(Part B)
Industrial Experience Research Project 3
Holidays BSC110C Industrial Experience 0
Year Two
Semester 1 BIA108S Process Instrumentation and Control 3
Semester 1 BSC105C Mechanics of Machines (Core) 3
Semester 1 BSC202C Engineering Mathematics 3 (Core) 3
Semester 1 BIA205S Electrical Control Circuits and PLC Programming 3
Semester 1 BSC302C
(Part A)
Project Planning, Management and Costing (Core) 0
Semester 2 BIA204S Ancillary Support Systems 3
Semester 2 BIA206S Communications and Networks 3
Semester 2 BIA208S Safety Systems Engineering 3
Semester 2 BIA209S Analysis and Modelling of Dynamics Systems 3
Semester 2 BSC302C
(Part B)
Project Planning, Management and Costing (Core) 3
Holidays BSC210C Industrial Experience 0
Year Three
Semester 1 BIA207S Automation Systems and Supervisory Control 3
Semester 1 BIA301S Communication Systems and Protocols 3
Semester 1 BIA303S Embedded Systems Design 3
Semester 1 BIA304S Power and Drive Controls 3
Semester 1 BSC305C
(Part A)
Technology, Sustainability and Society (Core) 0
Semester 2 BIA306S Instrument and Control Engineering Practices 3
Semester 2 BSC307C Final Year Project (Industrial Automation Engineering) 9
Semester 2 BSC305C
(Part B)
Technology , Sustainability and Society (Core) 3

Additional Mandatory Courses

Units Credit Points
BXX001 - Hands-on Workshop 1

0

BXX002 - Hands-on Workshop 2 0
BXX003 - Hands-on Workshop 3 0
BXX004 - Hands-on Workshop 4 0

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

This bachelor'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 Accord. This EIT degree is internationally recognised under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.

Why Study with EIT?

Industry-Oriented

EIT programs are specifically designed by an international body of industry experts, ensuring you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.

Experienced Lecturers

Our lecturers include highly experienced engineers, with real-world knowledge, not just academics.

World-Class Education

Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Together with its sister organization IDC Technologies, the group has trained over 500,000 engineers, technicians and technologists globally over the last 30 years.

Job Ready

EIT has built strong links with industry over many years. We ensure that course content will remain current with rapidly changing technology.

Affordable Education

EIT is one of the most affordable colleges in Australia offering world-class engineering degrees.

Engineering Specialist

EIT is one of the only private colleges in the world specializing in engineering.

On-Campus Delivery Mode

Delivery

EIT on-campus programs include classroom sessions, practical lab exercises, assessments, class discussions and self-study. Additionally, our students have access to industry experts based around the globe through live and interactive online presentations. Our students have access to a personalized Learning Management System where all course materials are available 24/7.

Practical Exercises, Remote Labs and Assignments

All EIT programs provide access to remote laboratories and cutting-edge simulation software. Hands-on laboratory practicals are an essential component of EIT’s programs to ensure our students put theory into practice. These hands-on workshops cover the major discipline-specific applied skills required for competency in engineering practice.

Learning Support

Remote and on-campus students need support, encouragement and a go-to person. Our students are supported by dedicated Learning Support Officers (LSOs) and Course Coordinators for the duration of their studies, giving them a greater chance of success. Students studying our degrees will have a committed LSO for each unit of study.  

The Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) is also available to study online.

How to Apply

Domestic and International On-campus Students

Once you have reviewed the above entry requirements for this course, you can commence the application process by completing the contact form below. You will then receive an email with detailed course information and a Course Advisor will contact you to explain the application process.  Please note that you will be required to provide certified documents to complete your application.

Brochure

Brochure

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The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is dedicated to ensuring our students receive a world-class education and gain skills they can immediately implement in the workplace upon graduation. Our staff members uphold our ethos of honesty and integrity, and we stand by our word because it is our bond. Our students are also expected to carry this attitude throughout their time at our institute, and into their careers.

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