School of Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Process Control

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.

52677WA - Advanced Diploma of Remote Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics
52684WA - Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities
52708WA - Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation
52727WA - Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering in Mining
Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering) - Control & Instrumentation
Master of Engineering (Electrical and Instrumentation in Oil and Gas)
Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) - Control & Instrumentation
Master of Engineering (Safety, Risk and Reliability)**
Professional Certificate of Competency in Allen Bradley Controllogix/ Logix5000 PLC Platforms
Professional Certificate of Competency in Best Practice in Process, Electrical & Instrumentation Drawings and Documentation
Professional Certificate of Competency in CitectSCADA/VIJEO
Professional Certificate of Competency in Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance
Professional Certificate of Competency in Hazardous Areas and Intrinsic Safety for Engineers and Technicians
Professional Certificate of Competency in IEC 61850 based Substation Automation
Professional Certificate of Competency in Instrumentation Automation and Process Control
Professional Certificate of Competency in Machine Vision Applications in Industry
Professional Certificate of Competency in Practical Boiler Control and Instrumentation for Engineers and Technicians
Professional Certificate of Competency in Process Control Incorporating Loop Tuning and Advanced Control Strategies
Professional Certificate of Competency in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) & SCADA Systems
Professional Certificate of Competency in Safety Instrumentation Systems for Process Industries
Professional Certificate of Competency in Siemens S7 1200/TIA Portal
Professional Certificate of Competency in Subsea Oil and Gas Technology
Professional Certificate of Competency in the Selection, Commissioning and Maintenance of Shutdown, Blowdown, Severe Service and Choke Valves