52886WA Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation Engineering

Course Duration
  • 18 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Industrial Automation
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 6 August 2024
  • 1 October 2024
Course Type
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Process Control
Course Fees

Course Overview

This advanced diploma is delivered with a strong practical focus. Upon completion of this program, students emerge from the course able to demonstrate specialized and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge, with considerable depth, in subject matter related to industrial automation engineering.

Course Benefits:

• Skills in the latest engineering technologies
• Practical guidance from experts in the field
• Global networking contacts in the industry
• Improved career prospects and income
• An internationally recognized Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation Engineering, accredited by Engineers Australia under the Dublin Accord.

This course is internationally recognized under the Dublin Accord.

Program Details

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the capacity of industrial automation engineering and related industries to maintain their competitiveness in a global market-place through the application of latest technologies, value adding to existing products, process and services and the development of new, sustainable and innovative solutions.

This practical program avoids too much emphasis on theory. The lecturers presenting this advanced diploma are highly experienced engineers from industry who have worked in the automation, instrumentation, and control areas. The delivery methodology — live and interactive webinars with the use of state-of-the-art technologies such as remote and virtual laboratories and simulation software — ensures you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.


As engineering paraprofessionals, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate contemporary issues in industrial automation engineering
  • Apply their knowledge of automation to understand key components of industrial applications, specifically process control and loop tuning, plant layout, piping design, distributed control systems, motor control and PLCs, plus hazardous areas, safety instrumentation, shielding and noise.
  • Formulate effective wireless and TCP/IP communication and networking procedures
  • Apply knowledge of wireless ethernet, radio telemetry and networking to SCADA systems.
  • Analyse trends in the “internet of things
  • Utilise knowledge of power distribution to aid in automation system optimisation
  • Manage self-autonomy to achieve objectives and develop knowledge of professional practice in engineering
  • Communicate professionally and effectively
  • Analyse, diagnose, plan, design and execute solutions with respect to industrial automation engineering
  • Prepare complex technical information and concepts to plan, communicate and implement solutions to a range of engineering environment and contexts

Student applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the following minimum entry requirements are to be strictly adhered to:

  • Applicants must have at least a Year 12 or Cert III trade qualification or equivalent in a related field;


  • They must have at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field


  • At least 4 years’ work experience in a related field – subject to acceptance of an application for Credit to Entry


  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in a Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent;


  • A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 5.5 (with no individual band score less than 5.0); or equivalent;


  • Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT, or by another tertiary institution, in English.

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VET Student Loan (VSL) Program is available for this course:

This means eligible students can use a VET Student Loan to pay their tuition fees up to a maximum loan cap amount, to be repaid through the Australian Taxation System.

If you have been approved for a VET Student Loan, the borrowed amount will be incurred as a debt that is repayable to the Commonwealth government.

Click here to learn more about your eligibility and applying for VET Student Loan (VSL) on this course.

Payment Methods

Learn more about payment methods, including payment terms & conditions and additional non-tuition fees.

This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

This advanced diploma is accredited by Engineers Australia under the Dublin Accord. It is internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories

Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

This course is classified as Level 6 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

  • Automation/Controls Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Industrial Service Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Process Control Technician
  • Project Supervisor
  • Engineering Associate
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • PLC System Engineering/Associate
  • Electronics Field Technician
  • Equipment Tradesperson and Machine Repair
  • Simulation Technician
  • Automation Supervisor
  • Electronics Assembler

Program leader for this program is Dr Hadi Harb

This course may use the following software:

  • Advanced Port Scanner
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Plant 3D
  • Citect
  • Codesys
  • CvSize
  • Excel
  • GanttProject
  • Geogebra
  • Matlab
  • MBPoll
  • MBSlave
  • MPC-Lab
  • PC-ControlLAB
  • Project Risk Analysis
  • Simtronic
  • VPLabs
  • WBS Chart
  • Wireshark

Due to ongoing unit and course reviews, software’s may change from the list provided.
Learn more about the Practical Learning at EIT here.

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week attending live webinars, learning the program material, and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program has a 70% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program. If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learned from the webinar to the Learning Support Officer. The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 18 months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated Learning Support Officer for assistance.

Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure your application is submitted at least one week before the start date of the program.

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

Hear from our students

  Very practical and informative.  
  The service was awesome, far above many universities. A module for engineering mathematics will also help to sharpen student’s approach to engineering problems  
  I feel I have elevated my skills to another high level.  
  The practical aspect to the course was good. It really helps us understand the material better.  

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