Course at a Glance
Course Length: 3 Years

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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.


Contact us for more information and to apply.

** 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.


Industrial Experience

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


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.


Presentation Format

EIT on-campus programs include tutorial and lecture sessions, practical lab exercises, class/group discussions and personal study time. EIT uses a blended model of learning  with industry experts and academics based locally and streamed in from around the world.

Our students have access to a personalized student portal where all course materials are available 24/7.


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.


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.


Library Resources

For information on EIT’s extensive online libraries and resources, please click here.


Program Structure

Program Structure

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.

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 Programmable Logic Controllers 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


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • 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 recognised 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 as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

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 or 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.

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.


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.

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





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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 ( 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 please click here



Fee Information

Fee Information

For information regarding the program fees, please visit the fees page.


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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