Why Should You Attend?
The course delivers a critical blend of knowledge and skills, covering technology in electrical engineering, industry analysis and forecasts, leadership, management and everything that is relevant to a modern electrical engineer. You will not only hear from outstanding experts in each of the key areas but undertake practical sessions and exercises. This course is not intended as a substitute for a 4 or 5 year engineering degree or diploma, or for an accomplished and experienced professional electrical engineer who is working at the leading edge of electrical practice in these varied fields. It is however, intended to be the distillation of the key skills and know-how in practical, state-of-the-art electrical engineering.
This course is designed for people from an electrical background. It has been developed for those whose time is limited and who work in a critical role or situations where a lengthy time away for study is impossible.
NB: The course description of all EIT "Certificate" courses has been changed to "Professional Certificate of Competency". Some course brochures are not yet updated. The actual certificate received by successful students will include the new title.
Issues, timing, instructors and protocols to be followed during the exercises. Participants will be introduced to each other and their assigned team.
Engineering drawing for electrical engineers
Single line and 3-line diagrams
Cabling and wiring drawings
Advances arising from computer aided drafting (CAD)
Common distribution system alternatives
Planning of power distribution system
Fault level in electrical systems and their role in the choice of equipment
Fault current evaluation of simple power distribution systems
In-plant generation requirements and alternatives
Distribution equipment sizing
Power distribution system automation
Maintenance and asset management in distribution systems
Circuit breaker basics
Difference between isolator and circuit breaker
Principle of arc quenching
Enclosures for indoor use and IP ratings
HV circuit breakers
Common types of HV circuit breakers (inc SF6)
Outdoor construction examples
Operating principles of different type of CBs
Maintenance aspects of HV circuit breakers
LV circuit breakers
Common types of LV circuit breakers (ACB, MCCB, Motor CB and Miniature CB)
Selection of circuit breakers and switchgear, their ratings and specifications
Selection of cables and installation
Joints and termination
Jointing and termination practice
Commissioning and periodic testing
Failure modes and fault detection
New trends in cable technology
Electrical system earthing
Earth electrode systems
Earthing design of substations
Lightning and protection against lightning
Lightning protection of structures, electrical lines and substations
Lightning protection of marine electrical systems
Electrical noise and mitigation-role of earthing
Need for protection
Tripping power source
Relays and relay coordination
Principles of unit protection
Switchgear (busbar) protection
Motor protection relays
An Introduction to Electrical Safety, National
Wiring Regulations e.g., AS/NZ 3000
Role of protective earthing in electrical safety
Hazards due to electrical arcing and heating
Safety aspect in electrical design and selection
Safe operation and maintenance
Fundamentals of testing
High potential tests
TAN Delta testing
Partial Discharge (PD) testing
What is energy efficiency?
Alternative energy sources
Electrical energy generation/usage
Energy efficient practices in electricity use
Energy cost structures
Introduction to energy audits
Fundamentals of project management
Integrated cost and time management
Management of the project team
Elements of contracts
Performance and breaches of contracts
Time extensions and liquidated damages
PREPARATION FOR PRESENTATIONS
Each team will prepare for the presentations. The instructors will spend time with each group to ensure that their materials are presented as effectively and practically as possible
Basic accounting concepts
Budget preparation and control
Estimation and costing
Time value of money and discount rates - DCF, NPV and IRR
Throughout the technical modules, participants operating in small teams, complete a series of exercises based on constructing a new plant. Time will be set aside to collate the exercises into a presentation. During this session, each team will present its plans to the other teams.
A review will be made on the exercises and submissions and builds on previous sessions. The instructors will participate here.
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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 1 business day.
Please contact us with your location for certificate fees in the relevant currency. Certificate fees include all live webinars with a professional instructor, 4 technical manuals (as searchable eBooks), course materials, software, postage, assignments and ongoing support. All you need to participate is an internet connection, computer and headset. We have group discounts available for our 3 month certificates.
Three payment options are available for the Advanced Diploma courses;
Pay total amount upfront to receive a 5% reduction in fees.
Pay in 6 equal instalments over 18 months. First payment at least two weeks before the course starts, then the remaining five every 3 months. Payment dates will be set ahead of time and provided at the start of the course. You would receive the 30 technical reference eBooks in batches over the duration of the course.
Pay in even installments for 18 months. First payment at least two weeks before the course starts, then one on the same date every month for the remaining period. This option incurs a 2% administration fee. You would receive the 30 technical reference eBooks in batches over the duration of the course.
For a rapid reply to your enquiry regarding courses 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 1 business day.
There is scarcely an aspect of modern life that isn’t 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 EIT provide 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 Diploma of Electrical Engineering covers a large range of topics and is suited to anyone needing an intensive and practical look at all facets of electrical engineering.
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 and lightning, power systems protection, dc and ac emergency power supplies, electrical wiring regulations, high voltage supplies and power quality.
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