According to a national report, almost 40 per cent of Australian jobs, including skilled roles, could be made redundant in 10 to 15 years due to advances in technology.
("Digital disruption could threaten 40 per cent of jobs, says Productivity Commission", 15 June 2016, ABC News).
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Remote Engineering, also referred to as Online Engineering, is a recent development in Engineering and Science. Its aim is to facilitate the shared use of equipment, resources, and specialized software such as simulators.
The International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) is an international non-profit organization. Its objective is to encourage the wider development, distribution and application of Online Engineering (OE). The main forum of the OE community is the annual International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation ('REV').
According to the IAOE the reasons for the growing importance of sharing engineering resources include:
Mechatronics, on the other hand, is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and integrates several technologies or subsystems. These include:
Mechatronics is the key to modern video and CD disk drives, camcorders, avionics, aircraft fly-by-wire, computerized fuel injection for motor vehicles, anti-lock braking systems, smart (autonomous) vehicles and smart weapons such as military drones used for aerial reconnaissance purposes. In the process automation field Mechatronics is also present in systems such as smart conveyer lines and assembly robots.
A Mechatronics engineer or technician has to view a system as a whole, and offer solutions to problems with multiple variables. As explained above, modern systems do not only combine several fundamental disciplines such as control theory, electronic systems, mechanical systems and computers, but they often require hybrid technologies where these basic disciplines overlap, such as electro-mechanics and Programmable Logic Controllers. It is therefore mandatory for the engineer to transcend the traditional barriers between these disciplines, and acquire skills such as developing microprocessor software, designing and implementing sophisticated PID control schemes, developing mathematical models of processes (for simulation purposes), selecting appropriate drives (linear, rotary, electrical, hydraulic, etc), selecting appropriate sensors and signal conditioning, and designing or integrating mechanical components.
Just like Ethernet networking and IEEE 802.11 wireless (Wi-Fi), the integration of technologies in engineering applications as embodied in Remote Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics is upon us, and it is here to stay. And, what’s more, it is evolving at an exponential rate that will, in 10 years’ time, make some of today’s technology look like museum artifacts. This makes it almost mandatory for everyone in the Engineering world to become familiar with relevant technology or face obsolescence.
Anyone who wants to gain solid knowledge of the key elements of industrial automation to improve their work skills and to further their job prospects:
Even those who are highly experienced in industrial automation may find it useful to attend some of the topics to gain know-how in a very concentrated but practical format.
The course comprises 16 modules (please refer to the brochure). These cover the following four main threads to provide maximum practical coverage in the fields of Remote Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics:
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In order to meet the exacting demands of the oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and downstream processing industries, modern plants are equipped with systems and devices which are needed to measure and regulate variables such as temperature, pressure, flow, humidity, liquid level, velocity and density. Industrial Automation provides the technology to control and monitor a process plant using such concepts as feedback, cascade, feedforward and advanced process control. Here at the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), we have developed industry-focused programs in the form of vocational diplomas, advanced diplomas and graduate certificates, all the way up to Masters level in the higher education sector.
There is a critical shortage of automation, instrumentation and control engineers, technicians and technologists around the world now due to the retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new technologies and industries. The respected International Society of Automation (ISA) organization estimated that at least 15,000 new automation engineers are needed annually in the USA alone.
In keeping with the philosophy of EIT, students in this school are exposed to the practical, up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills demanded by leading industries worldwide, with online instrumentation courses. EIT does not just cater to a generic student body, instead all of our online instrumentation courses are specific to industry. The programs cover a large range of topics and are suited to anyone needing an intensive and practical look at all facets of industrial automation, instrumentation and process control.
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 and are not accredited programs.
Students in EIT's School of Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Process Control study subjects which include: process control, instrumentation, control valves, process plant layout and piping design, tuning of process loops, SCADA, PLCs, advanced process control (APC), boiler control, hazardous areas, safety instrumentation (IEC 61511 and IEC 61508), HAZOPs, industrial data communications, networking, deviceNet and Fieldbus, industrial wireless, radio telemetry systems, shielding/EMC/EMI, and noise reduction.
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