The Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering) program available both fully online and on-campus in Australia. Please read below for details about both delivery options.
In this accredited and prestigious program you will gain:
- Skills and know-how in the latest and developing technologies in instrumentation, process control, and industrial automation
- Practical guidance and feedback from industrial automation experts from around the world
- Knowledge from the extensive experience of expert lecturers, rather than from just theoretical information
- Global networking contacts in the industry
- A valuable and accredited Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering)** qualification
There is a critical global shortage of automation, instrumentation and control engineers due mainly to restructuring and rapid growth of new industries and technologies. The respected International Society of Automation (ISA) estimated that at least 15,000 new automation engineers are needed annually in the US alone. Many industrial automation businesses throughout the world comment on the difficulty in finding experienced automation engineers despite paying outstanding salaries.
The Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering) perfectly addresses this gap in the Industrial Automation industry.
** A note regarding recognition of this program in the Australian education system: EIT is the owner of this program. The qualification is officially accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.
This Bachelor's Degree is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia under the Sydney and Washington accords. This EIT degree is internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories (http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/signatories/).
- An Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
- A relevant (to the sub-discipline) Engineering Advanced Diploma or higher from an Australian higher education institution; OR
- An overseas qualification equivalent to the above item from a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially accredited qualification undertaken at a tertiary institution such as a university, government technical college, or government recognized private college (EIT assesses overseas qualifications using Australian Government guidelines to determine their comparability to qualifications); AND
- Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
- A specified level of achievement in a recognized English language test such as IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); or TOEFL equivalent;
Students entering through a Year 12 completion pathway will be required to show results of 60% or a C grade result in Maths in their final school year (in addition to other equivalency requirements for each individual country). A Maths bridging test/exam (non-proctored/invigilated) needs to be completed by all Higher Education students during orientation week. If a student fails the initial test they must complete EIT’s 3 week bridging course (online) and then take the test again.
It is desirable that applicants hold a Senior Certificate with:
- Advanced Mathematics; or WACE Mathematics: Methods; or equivalent
- Physics and Chemistry, with equivalents, considered.
Students who do not have the desirable level of mathematics and science may consider a bridging course. While bridging courses may be strongly recommended, they are not prerequisites.
Applicants with WACE Mathematics Applications (or equivalent) will be accepted, but EIT may also recommend a bridging course as a supplementary activity. To confirm that past studies in mathematics align with these requirements, applicants may compare the mathematics syllabus to the WACE and contact an EIT Course Advisor for assistance.
An English proficiency test must be completed by all Higher Education students studying on campus. If a student fails the initial test they must complete additional English language support classes.
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.
All CRICOS applicants will be subject to a phone interview as a condition of their Letter of Offer (This is in addition to the English Language Proficiency requirements stated above).
Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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. If you wish to find out more please ask us for your copy of the policy for recognition of prior learning.
On-Campus - Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering)
Course at a Glance
- Schedule Start Date: 25th February 2019 (on-campus)
- Code: BIAOC
- Course Length: 3 years (full time)
- Course taught in English
CRICOS Provider Code: 03567C | CRICOS Course Code: 095814J
On-Campus Presentation Format
EIT on-campus programs include tutorial and lecture sessions, practical lab exercises, class/group discussions and personal study time. EIT uses a blended model of learning with industry experts and academics based locally and streamed in from around the world.
Our students have access to a personalized student portal where all course materials are available 24/7.
Each unit is composed of 10 hours of study per week. Full-time on-campus students will study 4 – 4.5 units per semester and are required to be on campus for a minimum of 20 hours per week for tutorial, lecture, lab/workshop and self-study sessions.
Online - Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering)
Course at a Glance
- Schedule Start Date: 24th June 2019 (online)
- Code: BIA
- Course Length: Up to 6 Years (part-time)
- Course taught in English
Applications closing May 27, 2019.
THE NEW GENERATION OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION
What makes this LIVE ONLINE program truly innovative:
- This engineering qualification is distinguished by its emphasis on useful, practical industry-orientated technology units combined with strong academic foundations closely aligned with the job market. It is a truly interactive online program, drawing on features such as interactive live instruction and remote (cloud-based) laboratories.
- EIT’s existing industry-orientated programs ensure that you have a continuous pathway (with viable exit or “rest” points) to a professional engineering level beginning with advanced diploma studies, through Bachelors of Science, to master’s degree level. You will be able to exit the pathway with a qualification.
- The flexibility of study load and duration, within program rules. If you wish to reduce the study load then duration may extend up to a maximum of 6 years unless extenuating circumstances apply (illness, parenting responsibilities or similar).
- It is global in its reach. EIT’s current students join from over 100 countries.
- Students are supported by a dedicated Learning Support Officer in addition to the lecturers. This provides a single, consistent point of reference for students and intensive support to enhance the learning process. The Learning Support Officer acts as a mentor who will assist you to augment your potential throughout the program and acts as a conduit for direct contact with the lecturers.
- Lecturers are drawn overwhelmingly from industry and are highly experienced engineers, as well as practiced presenters.
- EIT has built strong linkages with industry over many years operating in the vocational sector. Flexible and dynamic development means that units will maintain currency with changing technology.
Benefits of Live Online Learning to Students
- Cost-effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
- Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
- Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
- Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
- Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
- No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
- Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
- International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into the international practice
Benefits of Live Online Learning to Employers
- Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
- Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
- Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full-time study
- Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
- International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students
How Does it Work?
EIT programs involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put the theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.
Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories
As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, EIT's online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.
The practicals will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.
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