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Industrial Automation (Online)

M.Eng. Online
24 months
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There is a global shortage of automation, instrumentation and control engineers due mainly to restructuring and rapid growth of new industries and technologies. Learn more in the Industrial Automation (Online)programme at Engineering Institute of Technology.

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The respected International Society of Automation (ISA) estimated that at least 15,000 new automation engineers are needed annually in the US alone. 

Many industrial automation businesses throughout the world comment on the difficulty in finding experienced automation engineers despite paying outstanding salaries.

The programme

The Industrial Automation (Online) programme at Engineering Institute of Technology  perfectly addresses this gap in the Industrial Automation industry. 

The program's twelve core units, and project thesis, provide you with the practical knowledge and skills required. Students with a background in electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and control, or industrial computer systems engineering can benefit from this program.

The content has been carefully designed to provide you with relevant concepts and the tools required in today’s fast-moving work environment. 

For example, Power Engineering covers major equipment and technologies used in power systems, including power generation, transmission and distribution networks. Programmable Logic Controllers covers in-depth principles of operation of programmable controllers, networking, distributed controllers, and program control strategies. 

Industrial Process Control Systems combines the process identification and feedback control design with a broad understanding of the hardware, system architectures and software techniques widely used to evaluate and implement complex control solutions. 

Industrial Instrumentation identifies key features of widely used measurement techniques and transducers combined with microprocessor devices to create robust and reliable industrial instruments. 

Process Engineering will enable students to evaluate and apply complex process calculations through application of control principles. Industrial data Communications provides the requisite knowledge to manage modern field buses and industrial wireless systems. 

Safety Systems provides an introduction to the common safety philosophy of hazard identification, risk management and risk-based design of protection methods and functional safety systems. SCADA and DCS cover hardware and software systems, evaluation of typical DCS and SCAdA systems and configuration of DCS controllers. 

Special topics enable students to incorporate current technologies and the knowledge acquired from the entire course and thus solve complex industrial automation problems.

The Project Thesis, as the capstone of the course, requires a high level of personal autonomy and accountability, and reinforces the knowledge and skill base developed in the preceding units. 

As a significant research component of the course, this project will facilitate research, critical evaluation and the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative, enabling students to critique current professional practice in the industrial automation industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Power Engineering
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Industrial Process Control Systems
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Process Engineering (Plant Layout)
  • Industrial and Data Communications

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline: Two weeks before the start date. 




  • Semi-structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Number - 03567C

To gain entry into this program, applicants need one of the following:

  • a recognized 3-year bachelor degree in an engineering qualification in a congruent field of practice.
  • an EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in a congruent field of practice.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Work experience

All applicants must have evidence of automation and/or electrical exposure in their degree and/or work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • EIT International Science and Engineering Merit (ISEM) Scholarship: 35% reduction on tuition fees for applicable programs
  • EIT Women in Engineering Scholarship: A$5,000 at the end of every year of study for the duration of program and mentorship for on-campus international female students
  • Richard E. Morley Industrial Automation Scholarship: 20% reduction on tuition fees for on-campus and online students of Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation) or Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)
  • The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) Dean's Scholarship: 10% reduction on tuition fees for applicable programs
  • Relocation Grant: up to the value of A$2,000 for applicable programs

Eligibility criteria must be met.

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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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