The Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Industrial Automation) program offers eight core units that address the growth and new technologies in the industrial automation industry.
This program is offered standalone or as an exit point after the first year of the two-year master’s degree.
What will I learn/gain:
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There is a global shortage of automation, instrumentation, and control engineers due to the rapid growth of new industries and technologies. This program equips students with core competencies and the associated knowledge and aptitudes required of engineers working with automation. Students from a background in electrical, electronics, mechanical, instrumentation & control, or industrial computer systems engineering would benefit from this program as it prepares them to further develop their skills in the automation space within the process and manufacturing industries.
The program is delivered on a part-time intensive basis over 4 terms, each of 12 weeks..
|Term||Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|Term 1||ME500||Industrial Automation Introduction||3|
|Term 1||ME502||Programmable Logic Controllers||3|
|Term 2||ME503||Industrial Process Control Systems||3|
|Term 2||ME504||Industrial Instrumentation||3|
|Term 3||ME509||Electrical Engineering for Industrial Automation||3|
|Term 3||MXX507||Professional Engineering Management||3|
|Term 4||ME510||Industrial Data Communications||3|
|Term 4||ME508||Safety Instrumented Systems||3|
To gain entry into this program, applicants need one of the following:
a) a recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice.
b) an EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in a congruent** field of practice.
c) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent), that is recognized under the Washington Accord or Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
d) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent) * that is not recognized under the Washington Accord, in a congruent** field of practice to this program.
An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an overall Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0***, or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.
* With integrated compulsory 12-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which 6 weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer as determined by EIT.
** All applicants must have evidence of automation and/or electrical exposure at undergraduate level and/or work experience. Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate 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
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Dr. Akhlaqur Rahman (Course Coordinator, Industrial Automation Engineering)
Dr. Morteza Alizadeh (Research Coordinator)
Dr. Hadi Harb (Research engineer, with experience in the development and management of Artificial Intelligence and Audio Signal Processing projects)
Dr. Imtiaz Madni (Experienced in Safety Engineering and Automation)
Dr. Ali Marzoughi (EIT Lecturer and Unit Coordinator, Instrumentation Engineering)
Dr. Ehsan Gatavi (Experienced in Control systems)
Dr. Pejman Peidaee (Experienced in PLC and power Engineering)
Dr. Naser Hashemnia (Experienced in Electrical and Power Engineering)
Daniel Stoop (Experienced in Programmable Logic Controllers)
John Lawrence (Experienced in Networking and Communication)
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 Diploma is a formally recognized qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
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This course is classified as Level 8 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
The online graduate diploma is delivered on a part-time intensive basis over 4 terms, each of 12 weeks. Part-time students are expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week 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.
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