Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)

Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 094185G

Level of study: Postgraduate


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

Program Details

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

The Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) addresses the growth and new technologies in the Industrial Automation industry. The Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) course offers twelve core modules and a project thesis to provide the knowledge and skills required for this industry. Students with a background in electrical, electronics, mechanical, instrumentation & control, or industrial computer systems engineering would benefit from this program as it prepares them for automation in the process and manufacturing industries.

Furthermore, Industrial Instrumentation identifies key features of widely used measurement techniques and transducers combined with microprocessor devices to create robust and reliable industrial instruments. Industrial Data Communications provides the requisite knowledge to manage modern field buses and industrial wireless systems. Safety Instrumented Systems introduces 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. Advanced Process Control covers advanced control systems, algorithms and applications. Machine Learning for Industrial Automation provides the intelligent control basics in the automation area.

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 subjects. 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.

Program Structure

You must complete 48 credit points, comprising twelve core units and one capstone thesis. There are no electives in this program. 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.

Teaching Periods – On-Campus : Two teaching periods per year (2 semesters of 15 weeks each per year) with 4 units taken at a time (each semester). Students will complete 8 units per year. There will be scheduled breaks between semesters and at the end of the year. Students study for 30 weeks of the year.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
23,500 Per Year
Read more47,000 for the entire course
01 Aug 2022 24 months
Full time
Melbourne Campus
Level 1/600 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

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; AND
  • 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


Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT)
Perth Campus
1031 Wellington Street
Perth Western Australia 6005
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