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Master of Engineering in Industrial Automation

Engineering Institute of Technology, In Perth (+1 locations)
24 months
24 months
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Course description

Master of Engineering in Industrial Automation

This master’s qualification is inspired and driven by industry, with a strong theoretical underpinning. Concept relevance and knowledge that is critical in this fast-moving work environment has propelled the program design process. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and expertise in the latest developing technologies in instrumentation, process control, and industrial automation

What you will gain from this course :

  • An accredited Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) qualification
  • Deepen your technical knowledge in Industrial Automation Engineering
  • Learn from industry practitioners and leading academics
  • Higher earning potential
  • Global professional recognition

Who should attend?

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

a) a recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice.

b) an EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in a congruent** field of practice.

c) 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.

d) 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.


An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an overall Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0***, or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

* 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.

Training content

Year 1

  • Industrial Automation Introduction
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Industrial Process Control Systems
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Electrical Engineering for Industrial Automation
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Industrial Data Communications
  • Safety Instrumented Systems

Year 2

  • Machine Learning for Industrial Automation
  • SCADA and Distributed Control Systems
  • anced Process Control
  • Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods
  • Project Thesis (taken over 1 semester)

Course delivery details

Our master’s degrees take two years to complete. Full-time students will spend about 40 hours per week on study.


  • Domestic Per Year:8944.63 USD
  • International Per Year: 16616.50 USD

Certification / Credits


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

Learning Outcomes

  • Investigate, analyse and present technical ideas, information and solutions on Industrial Automation problems and projects.
  • Identify, critically analyse and creatively solve intellectually complex, specialised professional engineering problems in electrical engineering, safety design, instrumentation, communication, and industrial process control systems relevant to Industrial Automation.
  • Use skills in established systematic design and project management methodologies, to source, analyse, synthesise, design and communicate projects and information.
  • Demonstrate scientific, mathematical, design and international standards perspectives as ethical Professional Industrial Automation Engineers.
  • Apply fundamental electrical engineering principles; synthesise control system strategies; evaluate hazard, risk and performing safety system design; assess modern instrumentation and control equipment; validate knowledge of industrial data communications; conduct systematic project management.
  • Graduates will execute applied research projects with independent scholarship, advanced research, planning, and leadership with accountability and sound research ethos.

Continuing studies

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
  • Industrial project management and business development

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Engineering Institute of Technology
301 Flinders Lane
3000 Melbourne Victoria

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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