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Graduate Certificate in Industrial Automation Engineering

Course code T48New for Semester 2 2022

Provides an opportunity for practicing engineers and technologists in the broad electrical engineering field to update and broaden their discipline skills to adapt to new requirements for professional practice.

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Students have access to a state-of-the-art teaching facility, equipped with a wide range of renewable energy generation, monitoring and management systems.

For recent graduates this course enables the adding of a second specialisation to a first degree, thus broadening opportunities for career development. For more experienced engineers, the course can contribute to ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements, and provide a pathway to adding a second area of accredited practice or to bring knowledge and skills up to date with modern standards.

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Course overview

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

T48

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $12,250

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

1 year part-time

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup PT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

T48

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

1 year part-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
    • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.
  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
    • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
    • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Students must complete the following three core units

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS5240Industrial Control15
ENS5130Advanced Industrial Control15
ENS5209Process Control15
Plus one of the following core options
ENS6146 ^Instrumentation and Measurement15
ENS5253 ^Control Systems15
ENS6161 ^Data Communication and Computer Networks15
ENS5251 ^Digital Signal Processing15

Note: Students should consult with the course coordinator regarding order of enrolment and choice of core option.

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate industrial automation knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of engineering audiences.
  2. Apply independent judgement when analysing and evaluating industrial automation engineering issues, in order to develop creative solutions.
  3. Demonstrate management skills by planning, implementing and evaluating industrial automation engineering tasks.

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Fees and Scholarships

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Fees

  • AUD $12,250 - Domestic fee paying estimated 1st year indicative fee 1
Note

1 The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculatorlink opens in new tab to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Electrical Engineer, Automation Engineer, Industrial Automation Engineer, Control Engineer, Control Systems Engineer

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

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Quick guide to uni-speak

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    • CRICOS is the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. A CRICOS code is allocated to education institutions (like ECU) who are approved to recruit, enrol and deliver education to overseas students. Courses with a CRICOS code are available to international students who meet the entry requirements.

    • A major, or unit set, is your chosen area of in-depth study in an undergraduate course. It usually involves 8 units of study, or one-third of the units in a 3-year degree. Talk to your Student Information Office if you need help choosing a major subject.

    • Minors include between 4 and 6 study units in a specific discipline. Not all courses require you to complete a minor. Your minor subject doesn't appear on your printed degree (parchment), but is part of your academic transcript.

    • If you're enrolled in 3 or more units in a semester this is considered full-time study. To complete most 3-year degrees studying full-time you'll need to complete 4 units per semester, i.e. 24 units over 3 years.

    • If a course is available to study part-time you can generally expect it to take twice as long to complete as it would in full-time mode. Part-time students are enrolled in 1 or 2 units maximum per semester.

      Note: International students who hold a student visa can only choose the full-time study option for our courses. This is to ensure the course is completed within the duration of the student visa.

    • Most courses start in Semester 1 each year, usually in the last week of February. Some courses can be started in Semester 2 (we call this mid-year). There's a week of Orientation before each semester to help you get used to uni life.

    • A lot of our courses start in Semester 2 each year, usually in the last week of July. We call this mid-year. There's a week of Orientation beforehand to help you get used to uni life.

    • We use a points system to make it easier for you to understand your study progress. Most Bachelors degree study units are allocated 15 credit points. If you're studying a 3-year full-time degree you'll need to successfully complete 360 credit points - that's 24 units x 15 points per unit.

    • These are compulsory units you have to successfully complete as part of your course.

    • An elective is a unit you choose to study that counts towards your course requirements, but isn't compulsory. For some courses we recommend elective units. In some situations, a course coordinator may approve an elective unit as a replacement for a compulsory one.

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