Professional Certificate of Competency in Gas Turbine Engineering

Course at a Glance

Course Name - Professional Certificate of Competency in Gas Turbine Engineering

Course Code - CGT

Qualification - Professional Development

Duration - 3 Months

CEU/CPD* - on enquiry

*CEU/CPD hours vary according to your professional body.

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EIT Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering endorsed by the International Society of Automation (ISA)


  • Explain the basic thermodynamic principles behind gas turbines
  • Understand the basic operation of a gas turbine
  • Clearly describe the operation and function of gas turbine components
  • Perform simple troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Do a simple review of the successful operation of a gas turbine and know what characteristics are required for materials and fuels
  • Perform simple condition monitoring interpretation and maintenance 


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The Gas Turbine Engineering function in any organisation encompasses many disciplines touching upon different aspects of Gas Turbine plant operation and facility management. The advent of new Gas Turbine designs and applications has transformed this function into one that is becoming highly specialized and increasingly sophisticated. In recent times, there is huge demand for highly skilled, knowledgeable and practically oriented Gas Turbine Engineers. The certificate has been designed and structured keeping this fact in mind.

This course provides a comprehensive overview in the area of Gas Turbine Engineering and is designed to develop your overall skills, boost your career options, and benefit your employer. The numerous practical application tips and short cuts to engineering problem solving are imparted during the course make it highly practical and relevant to your applications and its successful completion will provide a gateway to a fulfilling, intensive, yet enjoyable career.

Ease of installation, serviceability and operational and design flexibility are critical factors determining the success of any Gas Turbine installation. In order to identify and select a suitable system for a particular application, it is important that the selection and design related parameters are properly understood. For example, fuel economy is critical in the success of any Gas Turbine operation.

This course places the tried and tested and latest practices and technologies in perspective, while also equipping the participants with the requisite knowledge and skill sets needed to tackle problems related to various systems in a facility. It is presented by an instructor who is a highly experienced engineer from industry, having a mix of both extensive experience and teaching skills. The topics covered are derived from the acclaimed IDC Technologies' courses attended by over 300,000 engineers and technicians during the past 20 years.

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.

Course Outline


Frame type heavy-duty gas turbines
Industrial type gas turbines
Aircraft derivative gas turbines
Comparison between aircraft-derivative and industrial heavy-duty turbines
Small and micro gas turbines
Aircraft gas turbines
Gas turbine components
Siemens Gas Turbine Technology


Reversible cycles with ideal gases
Constant pressure or Brayton cycle
Ideal inter-cooled and reheat cycles
Actual gas turbine cycles
List of terms and symbols used


Centrifugal compressors
Axial-flow compressors
Compressor theory
Compressor aerodynamics
Common problems affecting axial compressor operation and performance
Air compressor performance characteristics
Combustor performance and efficiency
Fuel nozzles and igniters
Emission control


General metallurgical behavior in gas turbines
Gas turbine blade materials
Blade manufacturing techniques
Future materials


Bearing materials
Through hardened materials
Case hardened materials
Cage materials
Bearing design principles
Tilting-pad journal bearings
Design of thrust bearings


Oil reservoir
Pumps and oil jets
Lubrication oil filters
Oil coolers
Relief valves
Lubricant selection
Oil system cleaning and conditioning
Filter selection
Oil sampling and testing


Fuel specifications and fuel properties
Other important fuel properties
Fuel treatment
Economics of fuel selection
Gas fuels
Heavy fuels
Comparative fuel costs
Cleaning of turbine components
Fuel supply and control systems
Dual-fuel operation and operational flexibility
Integrated gasification combined cycle


Noise from gas turbine engines
Aircraft sound suppression methods
Air requirements and environmental considerations


Starting systems
Fuel washing systems
Gear design and performance parameters
Couplings and shaft alignment
Shaft alignment


Performance standards
Mechanical standards


Control systems
Startup and shutdown considerations
Control of the equipment during operation
Lifecycle costs
Condition monitoring systems and their implementation
Temperature, pressure and vibration measurement
Campbell diagram
Gas turbine performance measurement and calculations
Protection systems and alarms
Failure diagnostics


Installation requirements
Philosophy of maintenance
Maintenance techniques
Maintenance of critical gas turbine components
Maintenance planning and scheduling
Spares and inventory management
Maintenance tools
Gas turbine overhaul and repair
Training types
Typical problems
Health monitoring in gas turbines
Troubleshooting in gas turbines
General troubleshooting techniques for compressors, combustors and turbines
Evaluation of the effectiveness of gas turbine maintenance

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 any of our programs, read more about EIT's In Company Online Training HERE and contact us to assist you further.



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Fee Information

Course Fees

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The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located all around 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. We aim to give you a rapid response regarding course fees that are relevant to your individual circumstances.

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Please contact us with your location for certificate fees in the relevant currency. Full payment is required between two (2) and four (4) weeks before the course starts.

Certificate fees include:

  • All live webinars with a professional instructor
  • Four (4) technical manuals (as searchable eBooks)
  • Course materials, including recordings of the live online sessions
  • Software
  • Assignments, and
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated Course Coordinator

All you need to participate is an Internet connection, a computer, speakers and, if possible, a microphone.


Fee concessions may apply for multiple bookings on our certificate courses.

For a rapid reply to your query regarding courses fees and payment options, please contact us and we will respond within two (2) business days.

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Related Courses

Other courses available in EIT's School of Mechanical Engineering

  1. Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  2. Advanced Diploma of Plant Engineering
  3. Advanced Professional Certificate in Applied Industrial Thermodynamic Systems for Power Generation, HVAC, Refrigeration, Aviation
  4. Professional Certificate of Competency in Chemical Engineering and Plant Design
  5. Professional Certificate of Competency in Mechanical Engineering
  6. Professional Certificate of Competency in Fundamentals of Process Plant Layout and Piping Design
  7. Professional Certificate of Competency in Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)
  8. Professional Certificate of Competency in Onshore and Offshore Pipeline Systems


Mechanical Engineering encompasses the conceptualization, design, manufacture, control and maintenance of machines ranging from a conveyer, space shuttle to nanotechnology based objects. In broad terms, mechanical engineering channels the energy and forces in nature to the service of people. The fields in which mechanical engineering professionals operate are wide - ranging from oil and gas, power generation, water utilities, process plants, mining, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and defence.

A diploma in mechanical engineering is ideal for anyone wanting to get involved in the general engineering (whether design or maintenance) of large plants, especially as a plant engineer. Recently, mechanical engineering has begun to include many new systems in the electronics and control arena such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and SCADA as these are critical to the control of mechanical devices.

Students in the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) School of Mechanical Engineering can study an Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering with subjects that include: mechanics, structural engineering, drive systems, rotating equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics, lubrication engineering, HVAC, pumps, compressors, machinery safety, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. 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.

The focus in EIT's School of Mechanical Engineering is in providing students with both deep and broad skills in mechanical engineering technology, focusing on real systems. Whilst there is probably not a shortage of theoretically orientated practitioners in mechanical engineering, there is a need for highly skilled, practically oriented engineers, technologists and technicians, due to the rapidly increasing use of new technologies which are becoming a key component of all modern plants and equipment. Studying our mechanical engineering courses online means you do not have to take extended periods away from existing work commitments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learning Fuels the Confidence of Gas Turbine Student and Specialist

EIT graduate Jean_Jacques_Missango

Jean Jacques Missango (JJ) is originally from Cameroon. As a gas turbine specialist he straddles the different engineering fields. He explains that he is working in his ‘dream career’; performing general overhauls, routine and non-routine mechanical, electrical and instrumentation maintenance, repairs and trouble shooting of turbines.

JJ had always wanted to further his knowledge in the field and noticed that EIT’s online model meant that he could continue to work while completing his studies. 

When it comes to online learning with EIT, JJ states that "The efficiency of this (learning) method is just incredible". Read more of his story here.


Here is what some of our other past students have said about this course:

"Easy access to online sessions and material. Extremely satisfied with the experience at EIT. The instructor was a very good presenter and would always stop if someone raised a question" S. Mckay (Australia)

"Everything was good. Timings were provided as per the student's convenience and blackboard way of conducting lectures was great. The instructor was on time and explained everything in detail" A. Vongole Kaushik (USA)

"It was quite informative!" C. Kemmann (Germany)

"Well done to the instructor for presenting the course. He made it easy to understand everything" T. Kerr Bremner (Australia)

"The instructor was a great teacher. It is good to see someone with practical knowledge. Makes it a lot easier to get engaged in the course when the teacher has actually worked on the machines like he has. The assessment questions related well to the reading material which made doing the assignments enjoyable" B. Rhynehart (Australia)


Read more amazing student stories here.

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