52726WA - Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering

Course at a Glance


Course Name - 52726WA - Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering

Course Code - DEE

VET Code - 52726WA

Qualification - Advanced Diploma

Duration - 18 Months

CEU/CPD* - on enquiry

*please check your scheme for what number of points claimable.

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IN THIS 18 MONTH INTENSIVE PART TIME PROGRAM YOU WILL GAIN:

  • Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in electrical engineering
  • Practical guidance from electrical engineering experts in the field
  • Knowledge from the extensive experience of the lecturers, rather than from only the theoretical information gained from books and college
  • Credibility as the local electrical engineering expert in your firm
  • Networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career prospects and income
  • An Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems)
     

The next intake starts on the week of October 09, 2017.

Past intakes have reached maximum numbers early on; apply now and secure your place. Payment is not required until 2 to 4 weeks before the start of the program.

Applications closing October 02, 2017.

EIT Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Power Industry) endorsed by the International Society of Automation (ISA)

Overview

Join the next generation of electrical engineers and technicians and embrace a well paid, intensive yet enjoyable career by embarking on this comprehensive course on electrical engineering. It is presented in a practical and useful manner - all theory covered is tied to a practical outcome. Leading electrical engineers who are highly experienced engineers from industry, having 'worked in the trenches' in the various electrical engineering areas present the course over the web in a distance learning format using our acclaimed live e-learning techniques.

The course starts with an overview of the basic principles of electrical engineering and then goes on to discuss the essential topics in depth. With a total of 16 modules, everything that is of practical value from electrical distribution concepts to the equipment used, safety at work to power quality are all looked at in detail. Each module contains practical content so that the students can practice what they learn including the basic elements of designing a system and troubleshooting.

Most academic courses deal with engineering theory in detail but fall short when it comes to giving practical hints on what a technician is expected to know for a job in the field. In this course, the practical aspects receive emphasis so that when you go out into the field you will have the feeling that ‘you have seen it all.
 

Job Outcomes, International Recognition and Professional Membership:

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The Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering qualification is recognized by Engineers Australia and (through the Dublin Accord) by leading professional associations and societies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. The Dublin Accord is an agreement for the international recognition of Engineering Technician qualifications.

For example, current enrolled students can apply for free student membership of Engineers Australia. After graduation, you can apply for membership to become an Engineering Associate, while graduates interested in UK recognition can apply for membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as a Technician Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

This professional recognition greatly improves the global mobility of graduates, and offers you the opportunity of a truly international career.

You will be qualified to find employment as an Engineering Associate in public and private industry including transportation, manufacturing, process, construction, resource, energy and utilities industries. Engineering Associates often work in support of professional engineers or engineering technologists in a team environment. If you prefer to work in the field you may choose to find employment as a site supervisor, senior technician, engineering assistant, or similar.

For more information about accreditation, please review the program brochure and visit this webpage.

 

Program Details

Program Structure

The course is composed of 16 modules. These cover the following seven main threads to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of electrical engineering:

  1. Electrical technology fundamentals
  2. Distribution equipment and protection
  3. Rotating machinery and transformers
  4. Power electronics
  5. Energy efficiency
  6. Earthing and safety regulations
  7. Operation and maintenance of electrical equipment


The 16 modules will be completed in the following order:

  1. Electrical Circuits
  2. Basic Electrical Engineering
  3. Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
  4. Electrical Drawings
  5. Electrical Power Distribution
  6. Transformers, Circuit Breakers and Switchgear
  7. Electrical Machines
  8. Power Cables and Accessories
  9. Earthing and Lightning / Surge Protection
  10. Power System Protection
  11. Electrical Safety and Wiring Regulations
  12. Testing, Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment
  13. Energy Efficiency and Energy Use
  14. Power Quality
  15. Power Electronics and Variable Speed Drives
  16. DC and AC High Reliability Power Supplies


Who should complete this program?

  • Electrical Engineers and Technicians
  • Project Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Instrumentation and Design Engineers
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Field Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Plant Operators
  • Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
  • Energy Management Consultants
  • Automation and Process Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Production Managers
  • Chemical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Instrument and Process Control Technicians


In fact, anyone who wants to gain solid knowledge of the key elements of electrical engineering – to improve work skills and to create further job prospects. Even those of you who are highly experienced in electrical engineering may find it useful to attend some of the topics to gain key, up to date perspectives on electrical engineering.

 

Program Brochure

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Learning and Teaching

Benefits of eLearning 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 Course Coordinator for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 


Benefits of eLearning 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 eLearning courses 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 theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Course Coordinator.


Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our 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.

These 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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In Company Online Training Solutions

Special class groups can be arranged on request to match your own schedule. If you have a large number of staff who should complete one of our programs, read more about our In Company Online Training HERE and contact us to assist you further.

 

Fee Information

Program Fees


What are the fees for my country?

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located almost anywhere in the world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. Course fees are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. A full list of fees in a currency appropriate for every country would be complex to navigate and, with today’s exchange rate fluctuations, difficult to maintain. Instead we aim to give you a rapid response regarding fees that is customised to your individual circumstances.

We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student commences study. For a rapid reply to your enquiry regarding courses fees and payment options, please enquire via the below button and we will respond within 2 business days.

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EIT Advanced Diploma Course Payment Options

Two payment options are available for the Advanced Diploma courses;

OPTION 1 - PAY UPFRONT

Pay total amount upfront to receive a 5% reduction in fees.

OPTION 2 - MONTHLY PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD

This option allows for even monthly payments. The first payment is required at least four weeks before the course starts, then one on the same date every month for the remaining period. For the duration of the program, you receive access to the complete electronic library of technical manuals published by ID Technologies which contains over 160 manuals with more than 40,000 pages of useful content.

Discounts are available for group bookings

For a rapid reply to your query regarding course fees and payment options, please contact us with your name, email address, course title(s), and location using the form below, and we will respond within 2 business days.

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Reviews & Frequently Asked Questions

Steeliness, Support and Success


Paula Palmer graduated from the EIT’s Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering in May of 2012. Paula works for the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd as an electrical engineer in the in the Substations Section of the Distribution Department. One of Paula’s colleagues recommended the course to her, however, the course outline was the convincer as Paula said, “I realized that it would provide me with knowledge which I would not have necessarily gained while studying at university or in my day to day tasks. I especially liked the fact that most of the modules could be applied in my job in the substations section.Read her full story here.

"I have had a very heavy work load and including 2 mill shuts and a mine shut so far this year, which involves 12 hour, 7 day weeks. However, one of my projects was to install and commission a 1.2MVA 6.6kv/690 transformer. I cannot stress how valuable the modules contexts was for me to make the project a success. During installation of a commissioning, I referred to the modules countless times - even the onsite engineers asked me for info from the modules. (referring to DEE15 - Module 5)" C. Webber (South Africa)

"Content in the online lectures were clear and concise." D. Koshemakin

"Active class learning in the comfort of our homes." K. Ntini

"Learning more and re-iterating my knowledge in the industry.  Flexibility in completing the modules. When work was busy, EIT understood and gave me adequate time to complete my assessments. Great course for knowledge and keeping up with the industry. Will recommend it to others."  M. Gregory (Australia)

"Thank you very much! Course has extended my knowledge in the electrical industry. I am utilizing my knowledge gained even further in day to day activities. Great job!" C. Gorham (Australia)

"The pace was good and time allowed to complete the assessments was achievable." W. Victor (Australia)

"The course content was well laid out and I was able to apply what I learnt throughout the course in my day to day work." J. McAllister (South Africa)

"All presenters are well educated in their field of study. Information is to the point and relevant to my daily tasks." I. Mare (South Africa)

"International recognition and online training made it very convenient for me. Well done EIT, very good course that is applicable to my work." M. Georgievski (Australia)

"Good interaction with the lectures, practical oriented content and flexible schedules for working students." C. Muzite (Australia)

"Flexibility of the course with online delivery, the professionalism of EIT staff and lecturers and the real world relevance of course material." B.Round (Australia)

"In general, the material was presented very well, enabling an in-depth understanding." N. Martin (Bermuda)

"The course is very flexible with 3 time slots to attend a webinar, studying from the comfort of your home helps because you can work and study at the same time so there are no financial losses." S. Shoko (Australia)

"Being [I was] able to get my training online and not having to travel 100kms to go to class." A. Gallaty (Australia)

"Good communication with the course co-ordinators." D. Campbell (Australia)

"Was able to get extentions if work priorities were needed." K. Barnes (Australia)

"Well structured course and material. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much. Lecturers knowledge and feedback was brilliant. Could not catch one of them out with a tricky question." W. Shirley (South Africa)

"I found the whole course valuable.  Good practically oriented course with excellent reference material and knowledgeable presenters." K. Hagen

"I had the ability to apply some of my new found knowledge to the workplace, making my job even more enjoyable." D. Knox (Australia)

 

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Education Pathways

Education Pathways - Choose a path that is right for you

EIT now has several education pathways available to you, allowing you more flexibility and choice.

  • Pathway WITH Credit

Completing an EIT Advanced diploma provides a convenient exit point which ensures that you still receive a qualification should you need withdraw from your studies early. If you successfully complete an EIT Advanced Diploma and choose to continue your studies, you will be eligible to receive credit for a significant proportion of an EIT bachelor degree, fast-tracking your studies.

Alternatively, if you have completed a prior qualification from another institution, you may still be eligible to apply for credit. If successful, you may choose to progress through a Bachelor degree, with part-time or full-time, completing the required units as they are scheduled.

  • Pathway WITHOUT Credit

If you are not eligible to apply for credit, you can enter directly into our Bachelor program, and select either a full-time or part-time intensive study load depending on your personal circumstances.

You are now able to progress smoothly through to a Master qualification, with our unique, practical delivery model. In some cases you are able to select between our interactive online approach or classroom based learning (or a combination of both); however this is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

The diagram included below aims to help you understand how you can seamlessly progress your engineering career with EIT in a successful way. The options include: part-time and full-time study mode; pathways with and without credit; and suitable "exit" or "rest" points that allow you to earn accredited and valuable qualifications while you continue to work. You can also view the Online Routes to Engineering Career Success diagram by clicking here.

Related Courses

Other courses available in EIT's School of Electrical Engineering

Accredited Postgraduate Programs

  1. Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems) II
  2. Graduate Certificate of Renewable Energy Technologies I

Accredited Diploma and Advanced Diploma Programs

  1. Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems) I
  2. Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Power Industry) I
  3. Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities I
  4. Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Mining I
  5. Diploma and Advanced Diploma of ESI UET50212 and UET60212 I

Professional Development Series

  1. Professional Certificate of Competency in Best Practice in Electrical Engineering in Mining, Building, Industry and Utilities
  2. Professional Certificate of Competency in Circuit Breakers, Switchgear and Power Transformers – Safe operation and Maintenance
  3. Professional Certificate of Competency in Arc Flash Protection
  4. Professional Certificate of Competency in Electrical Power System Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
  5. Professional Certificate of Competency in Operation and Maintenance of Diesel Power Generating Plants
  6. Professional Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution
  7. Professional Certificate of Competency in AS3000:2007 Electrical Wiring Rules (Australia and New Zealand only)

 

There is scarcely an aspect of modern life that is not dependent on electrical energy. It is used in such varied activities as cooling, heating, transport, manufacturing, production, communications, minerals processing and water transfer. Engineers and technicians with an electrical diploma find employment in fields as diverse as generation, transmission, distribution and the eventual application of electrical energy in machinery. Due to the challenges of climate change there is also a vital interest in the use and storage of renewable and sustainable energy. The demand for well trained electrical professionals is assured with rapid expansion of the electricity supply in the developing world, the addition of the yet-to-be-constructed smart grid, and our growing dependency upon electricity supply of high integrity.

Electrical engineering skills and knowledge are also critical in a wide range of industries ranging from oil and gas, water utilities, process plants, mining, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and defence. The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides electrical engineering courses online for engineers and technicians of all levels and from all types of industry, be it mining, oil and gas or instrumentation. The Advanced Diplomas in Electrical Engineering cover a large range of topics and are suited to anyone needing an intensive and practical look at all facets of electrical engineering. The short courses that form part of EIT's professional development series are designed to provide students with critical knowledge and practical tools that can be immediately applied to the workplace. They are ideal to up-skill and/or cross-skill in a particular area or technology.

Key subjects in the EIT School of Electrical Engineering include: power generation, transmission, distribution, rotating machinery, power electronics, earthing and safety regulations, electrical documentation and drawings, AC and DC machines, circuit breakers, transformers, energy efficiency, earthing (or grounding) and lightning, power systems protection, DC and AC emergency power supplies, electrical wiring regulations, high voltage supplies, and power quality.

Note:

I: Vocational Education & Training (VET) program

II: Higher Education program