On Campus Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)


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Program Description

Course at a Glance

  • Code: MIAOC
  • Course Length: 2 Years (part-time)
  • Course taught in English

CRICOS Provider Code: 03567C | CRICOS Course Code: 094185G


There is a global shortage of automation, instrumentation, and control engineers due mainly to restructuring and rapid growth of new industries and technologies. 

Our Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) 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.

Professional Recognition

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 master's degree is accredited by Engineers Australia under the Washington Accord. It is internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.

Who Will Benefit from this Prestigious Programme

Those seeking to achieve advanced know-how and expertise in industrial automation, including but not limited to:

  • Electrical Engineers and Electricians
  • Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
  • Energy Management Consultants
  • Automation and Process Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Production Managers
  • Chemical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Instrument and Process Control Technicians

Program Structure

The program duration is two years full-time. We deliver units over two semesters per year, and you will take four units per semester. There will be a short mid-semester break and extended breaks between semesters.

Year Semester Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
1 1 ME501 Power Engineering 3
1 1 ME502 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
1 1 ME503 Industrial Process Control Systems 3
1 1 ME504 Industrial Instrumentation 3
1 2 ME505 Process Engineering (Plant Layout) 3
1 2 MXX507 Professional Engineering Management 3
1 2 ME507 Industrial Data Communications 1 3
1 2 ME508 Safety Instrumented Systems 3
2 1 ME601 Industrial Data Communications 2 3
2 1 ME602 SCADA and Distributed Control Systems 3
2 1 ME603 Advanced Process Control 3
2 1 MXX501/601 Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods 3
2 2 ME700 Project Thesis (taken over  one semester  – equivalent to 4 units) 12

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
MXX001 Professional Practice Hands-on Workshop 0
MXX510 Professional Experience 0

` Applicable to students gaining entry under option 1) or 4) of the Entry Requirements.

On-Campus Delivery Mode

Whether you are a domestic or international student, when you study on-campus with EIT our supportive blended learning model and small class sizes encourage you to advance your technical knowledge and remain engaged in your studies while forming global networks.

We deliver our on-campus degrees via a unique methodology that makes use of an international pool of expert lecturers, dedicated learning support officers, and provides you access to cutting-edge simulation software alongside physical and virtual laboratories to test concepts and deepen your understanding of programme content.

We have campuses in Perth, Western Australia, and Melbourne, Victoria.

Entry Requirements

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

  1. A recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  2. An EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree* in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  3. 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; OR
  4. 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 programme; AND
  5. An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no individual band less than 6.0), or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

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

* 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.

** 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
  • Robotics
  • Production Engineering

Applicants may have a maximum of one individual band of 5.5 and be granted entry subject to the provision of English language support by EIT.

Overseas qualification equivalency is assessed using on Country Education Profiles - an online qualifications recognition tool designed by the Australia Government Department of Education and Training to help organizations understand overseas higher education and postsecondary technical and vocational educational qualifications.

A Maths bridging test and English proficiency test must be completed by all Higher Education students during orientation week.

International students who wish to study on campus in Australia will need to have a valid international student visa. For more information please complete the contact form available on this page.

Prior Learning Recognition and Exemptions

EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. An assessment fee may apply.

How to Apply

Once you have reviewed the above entry requirements for this course, you can commence the application process by completing the form on this page and one of our friendly Course Advisors will guide you through the process.


Experience at EIT was great, I learned a lot, improved existing technical skillset and developed new skills to advance my career. The remote learning enabled me to focus my work into my busy work schedule. I would definitely recommend EIT to friends and colleagues looking to take the next step in their career. Eóin James McCartney, Australia

My experience at EIT was rich in knowledge and it definitely enhanced my skills in engineering overall. Ian Shivraj Doolun, Mauritius

My experience at EIT has been the best when it comes to online learning. I got value for my money. The staff were very professional in executing their jobs. I want to use this opportunity to thank every member of EIT who made my study here a success. Thank you so much and keep up the great job. Edidiong Edem Wilson, Nigeria

It was an extremely wonderful learning experience in EIT. The quality of material and the depth of experience of instructors was quite impressive. The course was tailored to meet current industry needs. I am totally satisfied with the course. Obiezu Ifenna Amaobi, Nigeria

EIT has provided me with the best education experience so far that I would like to consider enrolling for a Doctorate programme whenever it commences. Onoriode Akporherhe, Nigeria

It has been interesting and rewarding studying at EIT. The teaching and learning methodology is 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 master's degree programme in the same field, I cannot wait any longer to commence a PhD study in the same field at EIT. Abimbola Adegoke Ogunlade, South Africa

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. This course has given me the ability to analyse and understand situations which previously I would have not been able to figure out. I can say I came out of EIT a changed person and a better manager. Givemore Mhene, Zimbabwe

I am extremely satisfied and thankful for all the support and facilities provided by EIT and their staff during the completion of my course. The best aspect of my course was the integration of online tutoring and on-campus tutoring. Subish Tamang, Nepal

The Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)** programme available both fully online and on-campus in Australia. Please read below for details about both delivery options.

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