Course at a Glance
Course Length: 2 Years (full-time)
Course taught in English
There is a global shortage of automation, instrumentation, and control engineers due to the rapid growth of new industries and technologies.
Our Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) perfectly addresses this gap in the industrial automation industry. The programme’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 programme.
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, the unit on power engineering covers major equipment and technologies used in power systems, including power generation, transmission, and distribution networks.
Our Programmable Logic Controllers unit covers in-depth principles of operation of PLCs, networking, distributed controllers, and programme control strategies. The unit on 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.
Our industrial instrumentation unit identifies key features of widely used measurement techniques and transducers combined with microprocessor devices to create robust and reliable industrial instruments. Undertaking process engineering will enable you to evaluate and apply complex process calculations through the application of control principles.
The industrial data communications units provide the requisite knowledge to manage modern field buses and industrial wireless systems. Safety Systems provides an introduction to the standard safety philosophy of hazard identification, risk management, and risk-based design of protection methods and functional safety systems. The SCADA and distributed control systems unit cover hardware and software systems, evaluation of typical DCS and SCADA systems, and configuration of DCS controllers. Special topics enable you to incorporate current technologies and the knowledge acquired from the entire programme to solve complex industrial automation problems.
The Project Thesis, the capstone of the programme, requires a high level of personal autonomy and accountability, as it reinforces the knowledge and skill base developed in the previous units. As a significant research component of the programme, this project will facilitate research, critical evaluation, and the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative, enabling you to critique current professional practice in the industrial automation industry.
Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programmes are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). This master’s degree is accredited by Engineers Australia under the Washington Accord. It is internationally recognised under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.