52726WA Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems)

Course Overview


This advanced diploma is delivered with a strong practical focus. It covers a variety of skills such as electrical technology fundamentals, rotating machinery and transformers, energy efficiency, earthing and safety regulations, and operation and maintenance of electrical equipment. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in electrical engineering.

At a glance

  • 18 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online
4 Oct 2021
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Electrical Engineering

Program Details

This program aims to impart the necessary electrical engineering skills, and all the theory covered is tied to a practical outcome. Seven threads run through the program to give you maximum, functional coverage in the field of electrical engineering. These threads comprise of electrical technology fundamentals, distribution equipment and protection, rotating machinery and transformers, power electronics, energy efficiency, earthing and safety regulations, and operation and maintenance of electrical equipment. Due to the global nature of electrical engineering today, students are exposed to international standards.

This practical program avoids too much emphasis on theory. The lecturers presenting this advanced diploma are highly experienced engineers who have worked in the electrical engineering industry. The delivery methodology — live and interactive webinars with the use of state-of-the-art technologies such as remote and virtual laboratories and simulation software — ensures you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.

The program is composed of 16 modules. These modules cover a range of aspects to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of applied electrical engineering.

Module Number Module Name Duration
1 Electrical Circuits 6 Weeks
2 Basic Electrical Engineering 3 Weeks
3 Fundamentals of Professional Engineering 4 Weeks
4 Electrical Drawings 3 Weeks
5 Electrical Power Distribution 5 Weeks
6 Transformers, Circuit Breakers and Switchgear 5 Weeks
7 Electrical Machines 4 Weeks
8 Power Cables and Accessories 3 Weeks
9 Earthing and Lightning / Surge Protection 5 Weeks
10 Power System Protection 6 Weeks
11 Electrical Safety and Wiring Regulations 5 Weeks
12 Testing, Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment 4 Weeks
13 Energy Efficiency and Energy Use 4 Weeks
14 Power Quality 4 Weeks
15 Power Electronics and Variable Speed Drives 5 Weeks
16 DC and AC High Reliability Power Supplies 6 Weeks

This 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.

This means you are required to have either a trade certificate (Certificate 3) or equivalent, or at least three years of work experience within a relevant job and industry to gain entrance.  You may also have a higher level of qualification in a corresponding field and be looking to gain further practical 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.

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This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

This advanced diploma is also accredited by Engineers Australia under the Dublin Accord. It is internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.

Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

  • Instrumentation technician
  • Electrical technician
  • Service technician
  • E&I technician
  • Automation technician
  • Engineering Associate
  • Project Supervisor
  • Senior technician
  • Field service technician
  • Electrical Supervisor
  • Industrial field service technician

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 18 months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated learning support officer for assistance.

Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure your application is submitted at least one week before the start date of the program.

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

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Hear from our students

  All presenters are well educated in their field of study. Information is to the point and relevant to my daily tasks.  
  Well done EIT, very good course that is applicable to my work.  
  Great course for knowledge and keeping up with the industry. Will recommend it to others.  
  Thank you very much! Course has extended my knowledge in the electrical industry. I am utilising my knowledge gained even further in day to day activities. Great job!  

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