Online – Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering)

Course Overview

EIT is one of the only institutes in the world specializing in engineering.

Industrial automation is an expanding stream of engineering, with an increasingly profound influence on most industries and enterprises. This practical qualification will ensure you graduate job-ready as an industrial automation engineering technologist in many industries such as manufacturing, power generation, mechatronics, mechanical, mining, and chemical. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest developing technologies in instrumentation, process control, and industrial automation.

At a glance

Duration
  • 60 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
Fees
Location
  • Online
Intakes
1 Feb 2021, 28 Jun 2021
Course Type
  • Bachelors

Program Details

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. As industrial automation continues to develop with technological advancements, it is essential that prospective engineers graduate with skills that can be applied within the industry. Our Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering) provides you with cutting-edge skills that are valuable in the workplace.

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.

The degree consists of a combination of core units, sub-discipline specific ‘stream’ units, industrial work experience, and a final year project.

Year One

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
BSC101C Engineering Mathematics 1 (Core) 3
BSC102C Electrical Circuit Theory and Analysis (Core) 3
BSC103C Engineering Dynamics and Mechanics (Core) 3
BSC203C Engineering Design and Drawing (Core) 3
BSC109C
(Part A)
Industrial Experience Research Project 0
BSC104C Engineering Mathematics 2 (Core) 3
BSC201C Engineering Programming (Core) 3
BIA106S Principles of Chemical Engineering 3
BSC107C Physics and Chemistry for Engineers (Core) 3
BSC109C
(Part B)
Industrial Experience Research Project 3
BSC110C Industrial Experience 0

Year Two

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
BIA108S Process Instrumentation and Control 3
BSC105C Mechanics of Machines (Core) 3
BSC202C Engineering Mathematics 3 (Core) 3
BIA205S Electrical Control Circuits and PLC
Programming
3
BSC302C
(Part A)
Project Planning, Management and Costing (Core) 0
BIA204S Ancillary Support Systems 3
BIA206S Communications and Networks 3
BIA208S Safety Systems Engineering 3
BIA209S Analysis and Modelling of Dynamics Systems 3
BSC302C
(Part B)
Project Planning, Management and Costing (Core) 3
BSC210C Industrial Experience 0

Year Three

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
BIA207S Automation Systems and Supervisory Control 3
BIA301S Communication Systems and Protocols 3
BIA303S Embedded Systems Design 3
BIA304S Power and Drive Controls 3
BSC305C
(Part A)
Technology, Sustainability and Society (Core) 0
BIA306S Instrument and Control Engineering Practices 3
BSC307C Final Year Project (Industrial Automation Engineering) 9
BSC305C
(Part B)
Technology, Sustainability and Society (Core) 3

Additional Mandatory Units

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
BXX001 Hands-on Workshop 1 0
BXX002 Hands-on Workshop 2 0
BXX003 Hands-on Workshop 3 0
BXX004 Hands-on Workshop 4 0

Work-Integrated Learning

EIT’s Bachelor of Science programs require students to undertake 240 hours of paid or unpaid professional work-integrated learning.  This can incorporate paid or unpaid internships, site visits, contributing to industry projects, and networking activities.

In undertaking an internship, students will interact with employees and become exposed to organizational policy and culture. You will familiarize yourself with organizational communication procedures, a variety of engineering disciplines, and obtain insight and practical aptitude in projects from the planning phase to completion.

If you already have some work experience in the relevant engineering field, you may apply to have credit granted by completing the associated recognition of prior learning form.

Entry into our online study mode requires applicants to hold:

  1. A Year 12 Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students), completed within the past two years, with the following level of achievement in Maths:
  • WA – WACE scaled score of 50.0 or more.
  • ACT – a scaled mark of 125 or more
  • NSW – performance Band 2 or above
  • QLD – a level of Sound Achievement (S) or above
  • SA/NT – a grade of C- or higher or a Subject achievement score of 10 or more
  • TAS – an award of Satisfactory Achievement or above
  • VIC – a study score of 25 or above

A minimum ATAR score is not an admissions requirement.

Applicants who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent for International Students) more than two years ago will also need to show relevant work experience in the field of study applied for; OR

  1. A relevant (to the sub-discipline) Engineering AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree (or higher) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules; OR
  2. An overseas qualification equivalent to Point 2 above 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); OR
  3. International Baccalaureate (IB) Completion with a minimum score of 24 including English and Maths completion; OR
  4. Foundation studies or bridging course completion in a relevant discipline with completion of Mathematics and English. e.g., Engineering enabling course; AND
  5. Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students); OR
  6. A specified level of achievement in a recognized English language test such as IELTS  at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); or  (or equivalent) as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy

Please Note: Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs.  All applications will 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 bachelor’s degree is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia under the Sydney 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.

Graduates will be employable as technologists working in a wide range of manufacturing, industrial, chemical, military, electrical, mineral processes, and mining industries.

Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:

  • Process control, commissioning and production management
  • Plant, factory and building automation
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Distributed Control Systems (DCSs) and SCADA
  • Industrial design and consultation
  • Supply chain management, quality assurance, and sales
  • Operations, maintenance, field services, and technical support
  • Controls, instrumentation, and robotics

Our bachelor’s degrees take three years to complete full-time and up to 6 years part-time (up to 6 years part-time). You will spend approximately 10 hours per week, per unit, learning the program material, and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.

Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. You must submit your application at least four weeks before 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.

Hear from our students

  Studying at EIT was an experience which has left me a better person. Now I can confidently explore the technology in my field of work and also can work in a planned way unlike before. I can say I came out of EIT a changed person and a better manager.  
G Mhene, Zimbabwe
  This is an institution that goes beyond the future of this dynamic world of engineering.  
F Mashiane, South Africa
  It has been interesting and rewarding studying at EIT. The teaching and learning methodology are modern and simply out of this world. When I completed an advanced Diploma in industrial Automation at EIT several years ago, I knew I would be back for more academic pursuits. Now, having completed a…  
A Adegoke Ogunlade, South Africa
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