Undergraduate Certificate in Industrial Automation Engineering

Course Overview

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Industrial automation is an expanding stream of engineering, with an increasingly profound influence on most industries and enterprises. Upon completion of this undergraduate certificate, you will have fundamental knowledge, skills, and understanding of Industrial Automation engineering disciplines. You will be able to apply fundamental physics, chemistry, engineering drawing, demonstrate scientific, mathematical, contextual factors, and design practice knowledge that has been contextualized for industrial engineering applications.

At a glance

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Duration
  • 6 Months
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Study Mode
  • Online
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Fees
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Location
  • Online
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Intakes
13 February 2023
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Course Type
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Process Control

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 undergraduate certificate provides you with cutting-edge skills that are valuable in the workplace.

With this qualification, you will have acquired the fundamental knowledge which underpins both this and other fields of engineering.

You must complete 12 credit points comprising four core units. There are no electives in this program. The full-time program duration is six months over 1 semester (or part-time equivalent). For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering).

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
BSC101C Engineering Mathematics 1 3
BSC203C Engineering Design and Drawing 3
BSC107C Physics and Chemistry for Engineers 3
BIA108S Process Instrumentation and Control 3

Entry is available to applicants who hold one of the following:

  1. A Year 12 Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students), completed within the past 3 years, with a minimum score of 60% in Maths.
    Applicants who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent for International Students) more than 3 years ago are required to also demonstrate 2 years of relevant work experience in the field of study applied for; OR
  2. A relevant Engineering AQF Certificate IV (or equivalent overseas qualification) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules and 2 years relevant work experience in the field of study applied for; OR
  3. An Engineering AQF Diploma (or higher) (or equivalent overseas qualification) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules.


English Language Proficiency Requirements:

Entry to this course requires demonstration of English language proficiency at the level of an IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5).
The methods of satisfying these English language proficiency requirements are generally through (but not limited to):

  • An Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent
  • A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test, such as IELTS (or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy).
  • Satisfactory completion of another tertiary course offered in English
  • Work history in an organisation where English is the language of communication


Note:
 All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.

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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). The Undergraduate Certificate is a new, formally recognized qualification that has been added to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Its indicative AQF equivalence is AQF level 6.

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

The Undergraduate Certificate in Industrial Automation Engineering is a pathway into the Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering), subject to meeting admission requirements and successful completion of the course. Students can receive up to 12 units of credits towards the Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering) upon successful completion of the course.

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 undergraduate certificates take six months to complete full 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.

You must submit your application at least one week 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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