Graduate Certificate in Industrial Automation and Machine Learning

Course Overview

GCML

This graduate certificate will equip you with communication (oral and written) skills to investigate, analyse and present technical ideas, information and solutions on Industrial Automation problems and projects in a professional, independent and organised manner, individually and in teams, within the engineering domain.

Upon completion of this graduate certificate, graduates will be able to identify, critically analyse and creatively solve intellectually complex, specialised engineering problems in industrial process control systems, industrial automation and process control systems relevant to Industrial Automation, individually or in groups, underpinned by critical analysis, innovation, evaluation, synthesis, accountability, machine learning and sound engineering judgement of solutions relevant to the engineering domain. You will use skills in established systematic design and project management methodologies to source, analyse, synthesise, design and communicate projects and information individually or in collaboration with others as team members and leaders.

At a glance

Duration
  • 6 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
Fees
Location
  • Online
Intakes
2 January 2023
Course Type
  • Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Process Control

Program Details

The program is delivered using a wide range of learning activities such as live webinars, written assignments, and remote laboratories. These experiences aim to get the students interacting via technology-based learning experiences that highlight shared skills and knowledge derived from the many cultural and technical contexts in which the students are working.

You must complete 12 credit points comprising four core units. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is six months across two terms, and you will study two units per term. For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation).

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
ME500 Industrial Automation Introduction 3
ME605 Machine Learning for Industrial Automation 3
ME503 Industrial Process Control Systems 3
ME510 Industrial Data Communications 3
  • Upon completion of this graduate certificate, graduates will have communication (oral and written) skills to investigate, analyse and present technical ideas, information and solutions on Industrial Automation problems and projects in a professional, independent and organised manner, individually and in teams, within the engineering domain.
  • Graduates of this program will be able to identify, critically analyse and creatively solve intellectually complex, specialised engineering problems in industrial process control systems, industrial automation and process control systems relevant to Industrial Automation, individually or in groups, underpinned by critical analysis, innovation, evaluation, synthesis, accountability, machine learning and sound engineering judgement of solutions relevant to the engineering domain.
  • The graduates will use skills in established systematic design and project management methodologies to source, analyse, synthesise, design and communicate projects and information individually or in collaboration with others as team members and leaders.

Applicants are required to:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor degree (or above) in engineering or science in a congruent field of practice*,
  • Have completed the equivalent of first-year Bachelor level mathematics, or are able to demonstrate recognized relevant work experience.
  • Have an appropriate level of English Language Proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no individual band less than 6.0)**, or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-congruent engineering field are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to the entry requirements (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialisation and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee).

Applicants who do not hold a recognized bachelor’s degree are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to this qualification. A minimum of an Australian Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) in Engineering and 5 years of technical work experience at a technologist level or above in a relevant engineering field is required for an application to be considered (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialization and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee) ***

Please note:

  1. All applicants must have evidence of engineering exposure in their degree and/or work experience
  2. All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  3. All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.

** 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

**Applicants may have a maximum of one individual band of 5.5 and be granted entry subject to the provision of English language support by EIT

*** Applicants who enter and complete this qualification without holding a prior Bachelor’s Degree and go on to complete an EIT Master’s Degree may not be eligible for Engineers Australia recognition. However, students can lodge a personal application with Engineers Australia to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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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). This Graduate Certificate is a formally recognized qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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Students who have a Graduate Certificate in Industrial Automation and Machine Learning can enhance their ability and knowledge in the industrial automation field, enabling them to gain and hold employment.

Graduates will be able to work in a wide range of manufacturing, renewable, power, industrial, chemical, military, mineral process and mining industries in mid-career, technical management or senior level role.

Our graduate certificates take six months to complete. We deliver our online graduate certificates on a part-time intensive basis. Part-time Students are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week per unit learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.

Applications are open for both our upcoming intakes. You must submit your application at least four weeks prior to the start date to be considered for your desired intake.

A census date is the date at which an enrolment is considered to be final. Any withdrawal you make after the study period census date will incur an academic penalty (for example, a fail grade) and a financial penalty (for example, no refund of your student contribution or tuition fees). See our current census dates.

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.

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