52886WA Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation Engineering

Engineering Institute of Technology
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Professional Course
Self-paced Online
18 months
From 10,722 USD

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10,722 USD

10,722 USD

10,722 USD

Course description

52886WA Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation Engineering

This advanced diploma is delivered with a strong practical focus. Upon completion of this program, students emerge from the course able to demonstrate specialised and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge, with considerable depth, in subject matter related to industrial automation engineering.

Who should attend?

Student applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the following minimum entry requirements are to be strictly adhered to:

  • Applicants must have at least a Year 12 or Cert III trade qualification or equivalent in a related field; AND
  • They must have at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field OR
  • At least 4 years’ work experience in a related field – subject to acceptance of an application for Credit to Entry AND
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in a Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 5.5 (with no individual band score less than 5.0); or equivalent; OR
  • Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT, or by another tertiary institution, in English.

Training content

  • Instrumentation for Automation and Process Control
  • Use Basic mathematics in engineering
  • Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering (for Non-Chemical Engineers)
  • Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance
  • Process Plant Layout and Piping Design
  • Apply the fundamentals of professional engineering practice
  • Process Control and Tuning of Industrial Control Loops
  • Best Practice Industrial Data Communications
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Advanced Process Control and Boiler Control
  • Hazardous Areas and Hazops
  • Safety Instrumentation and Shutdown Systems
  • Printed Circuit Board Design Issues
  • Wireless Ethernet and TCP/IP Networking
  • Radio Telemetry Systems
  • SCADA Systems
  • IoT Systems
  • Motor Protection, Control and Maintenance Technologies
  • Power Distribution

Course delivery details

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program is run online on a part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 18 months to complete.

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the capacity of industrial automation engineering and related industries to maintain their competitiveness in a global marketplace through the application of the latest technologies, value adding to existing products, processes, and services, and the development of new, sustainable and innovative solutions.

This practical program avoids too much emphasis on theory. The lecturers presenting this advanced diploma are highly experienced engineers from the industry who have worked in the automation, instrumentation, and control areas. The delivery methodology — live and interactive webinars with the use of state-of-the-art technologies such as remote and virtual laboratories and simulation software — ensures you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.

Certification / Credits

Advanced Diploma

This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

This advanced diploma is accredited by Engineers Australia under the Dublin Accord. It is internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories


  • Skills in the latest engineering technologies
  • Practical guidance from experts in the field
  • Global networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career prospects and income
  • A world class Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation Engineering

Learning Outcomes

As engineering paraprofessionals, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate contemporary issues in industrial automation engineering
  • Apply their knowledge of automation to understand key components of industrial applications, specifically process control and loop tuning, plant layout, piping design, distributed control systems, motor control and PLCs, plus hazardous areas, safety instrumentation, shielding and noise.
  • Formulate effective wireless and TCP/IP communication and networking procedures
  • Apply knowledge of wireless ethernet, radio telemetry and networking to SCADA systems.
  • Analyse trends in the “internet of things
  • Utilise knowledge of power distribution to aid in automation system optimisation
  • Manage self-autonomy to achieve objectives and develop knowledge of professional practice in engineering
  • Communicate professionally and effectively
  • Analyse, diagnose, plan, design and execute solutions with respect to industrial automation engineering
  • Prepare complex technical information and concepts to plan, communicate and implement solutions to a range of engineering environment and contexts

Continuing studies

  • Automation/Controls Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Industrial Service Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Process Control Technician
  • Project Supervisor
  • Engineering Associate
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • PLC System Engineering/Associate
  • Electronics Field Technician
  • Equipment Tradesperson and Machine Repair
  • Simulation Technician
  • Automation Supervisor
  • Electronics Assembler

About Engineering Institute of Technology

Engineering Institute of Technology

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is one of the only higher education providers in the world specializing in engineering and is fully accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government, giving you access to world class, industry-oriented education....

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