Course at a Glance

National Code - 52708WA

Schedule Start Date: 6th March 2018
Code: DIA
Course Length: 18 Months

Join this interactive, LIVE ONLINE program, for 18 months part-time, to gain:

  • Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in instrumentation, process control and industrial automation
  • Guidance from industrial automation experts in the field with extensive experience, rather than from the clinical information gained from books and college
  • Credibility as the local industrial automation expert in your firm
  • Networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career prospects and income
  • A world-class Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation


Applications closing February 27, 2018.

 

Program Details

Overview

Gain strong underpinning knowledge and expertise in Industrial Automation covering a wide range of skills ranging from instrumentation, automation and process control, industrial data communications, process plant layout, project and financial management, and chemical engineering with a strong practical focus. Industrial Automation is an extremely fast moving area especially compared to the more traditional areas such as electrical and mechanical engineering. The field is diverse and dynamic and offers the opportunity for a well paid and enjoyable career. The aim of the course is to empower you with practical knowledge that will improve your productivity in the area and make you stand out as a leader in industrial automation among your peers.

The EIT Advanced Diploma of of Industrial Automation is recognized worldwide and has been endorsed by the International Society of Automation (ISA). Please ask us about specific information on accreditation for your location. 

 

Program Structure

The program is composed of 72 topics within 21 modules which run through seven (7) threads to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of industrial automation:

  • Instrumentation, Automation and Process Control

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Electronics

  • Industrial Data Communications and Networking

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Project Management

  • Chemical Engineering

 

The modules are completed in the following order:

  1. Practical Instrumentation for Automation and Process Control

  2. Practical Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering (for Non- Chemical Engineers)

  3. Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance

  4. Fundamentals of Process Plant Layout and Piping Design

  5. Practical Process Control for Engineers and Technicians

  6. Practical Tuning of Industrial Control Loops for Engineers and Technicians

  7. Practical Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

  8. Practical Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)  for Automation and Process Control

  9. Best Practice in Industrial Data Communications

  10. Practical Advanced Process Control for Engineers and Technicians

  11. Practical Boiler Control and Instrumentation for Engineers and Technicians

  12. Practical Hazardous Areas for Engineers and Technicians

  13. Practical Safety Instrumentation and Emergency Shutdown Systems for Process Industries Using IEC 6155 and IEC 61508

  14. Practical HAZOPS (Hazard and Operability Studies)  for Engineers and Technicians

  15. Practical Shielding, EMC/EMI, Noise Reduction, Earthing and Circuit Board Layout of Electronic Systems

  16. Practical Wireless Ethernet and TCP/ IP Networking

  17. Practical Radio Telemetry Systems for Industry

  18. Practical SCADA Systems for Industry

  19. Motor Protection, Control and Maintenance Technologies

  20. Practical Power Distribution for Engineers and Technicians

  21. Practical Project Management for Electrical, Instrumentation and Mechanical Engineers and Technicians

 

Who Should Complete this Program

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:

  1. Electrical Engineers and Electricians

  2. Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors

  3. Energy Management Consultants

  4. Automation and Process Engineers

  5. Design Engineers

  6. Project Managers

  7. Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation Engineers

  8. Consulting Engineers

  9. Production Managers

  10. Chemical and Mechanical Engineers

  11. Instrument and Process Control Technicians

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.

 

**A note regarding recognition of this qualification and accredited course in the Australian education system: Accredited courses in Australia need to be re-accredited every 3 years. An application for this program to be re-accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is currently underway and is to be submitted to the Training Accreditation Council WA (TACWA). On the date when the program information shown here was published an application to TACWA for re-accreditation was pending, therefore the course commencement date is provisional and is dependent upon formal approval. Once re-accredited, the EIT plans to deliver this program to students worldwide.

 

Accreditation

Job Outcomes, International Recognition and Professional Membership:

The Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation 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.

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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 visit this webpage.
 

Entry Requirments

This Engineering Institute of Technology Advanced Diploma is an accelerated, practical, work-oriented program. It is designed for engineers and technicians who have some background in the field. This includes those who have technical or ‘trade’ qualifications who want to move to the next career step, those with substantial relevant work experience who need to formalize and enhance their achievements, and those with higher level qualifications in a related field who wish to develop specialist knowledge. Practical work experience in related areas of engineering would help enormously. It would not be suitable for a student with no relevant work experience. We will review your application and may recommend pre-program studies if required.

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 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 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 Learning Support Officer.


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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