This Graduate Certificate in Industrial Instrumentation and Safety Systems will provide you with an opportunity to develop your expertise in Programmable Logic Controllers and industrial instrumentation, gain in-depth understanding of process control for automated industrial systems and apply the concept of functional safety for reducing safety risks associated with the incorrect operation of industrial programmable systems.
It offers an opportunity for industry professionals in the field to review, refresh and enhance their knowledge and skills in Industrial Instrumentation and Safety Systems without having to complete a full Master’s degree.
A key area of industrial engineering is safety system design. The Graduate Certificate in Industrial Instrumentation and Safety Systems covers knowledge and skills underpinning the fundamentals of programmable controllers used in industrial automation as well as gain perspective on the applicable regulatory and standards framework for a range of industry sectors, required for verifying and assure Safety Instrumented Systems performance across the safety life cycle in accordance with internationally recognized standards.
The learning outcomes of the course is designed to equip students with professional engineering skills and knowledge to model solutions to Engineering problems related to designing a typical process instrumentation system by using graphical symbols and numbering codes in accordance with the International Standards as well as address the issues in designing and specifying safety control systems for an industrial process control application.
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|
|ME502||Programmable Logic Controllers||3|
|ME503||Industrial Process Control Systems||3|
|ME508||Safety Instrumented Systems||3|
Applicants are required to:
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 10 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) ***.
*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):
**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 Masters 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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As a graduate, you will be able to undertake projects in Control and Instrumentation, Process Control, Control Systems, Systems Assurance Engineer, Functional Safety and Instrumentation Systems.
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