52894WA Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy)

Course Duration
  • 24 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Electrical Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 14 January 2025
  • 1 July 2025
Course Type
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Electrical Engineering
Course Fees

Course Overview

This applied industry focused advanced diploma is designed to equip students to adapt and evolve with the new technologies in the energy sector. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in electrical engineering fundamentals, electrical machines, transformers and switchgear, power system protection, power quality, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and generation, smart grids, distributed generation and energy management.

Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy) Course Benefits:

• Skills in the latest electrical system and renewable energy technologies
• Practical guidance from experts in the field
• Global networking contacts in the industry
• Improved career prospects and income
• A world class Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy)

Program Details

Students emerge from the course able to demonstrate specialized and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge, with considerable depth, in subject matter related to electrical engineering.

This program is designed to meet the specialized needs of industry.

On successfully completing the total of 17 modules and 2 units of competency, students will graduate with the Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy).

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the capacity of electrical engineering and related industries, particularly the renewable energy sector, to maintain their competitiveness in a global marketplace through the application of latest technologies, value adding to existing products, process and services and the development of new, sustainable and innovative solutions.

Six threads run through the program to give students maximum, functional coverage in the broad field of electrical engineering. These threads comprise electrical technology fundamentals, distribution equipment and protection, energy efficiency, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power protection, and distributed (embedded) generation.

The course includes 17 modules and 2 units of competency. These modules cover a range of aspects to provide you with maximum practical coverage in this field.

Module Code  Module Name Duration
DCSBME604 Use basic mathematics in engineering 6 Weeks
DEEECS602 Electrical Circuits 3 Weeks
DEEBEE603 Basic Electrical Engineering 3 Weeks
DPEFPE619 Apply the fundamentals of professional engineering practice 4 Weeks
DEEEDR605 Electrical Drawings 3 Weeks
DEEEPD606 Electrical Power Distribution 5 Weeks
DEETCB607 Transformers, Circuit Breakers and Switchgear 5 Weeks
DEEEMC608 Electrical Machines 4 Weeks
DEEPCA609 Power Cables and Accessories 3 Weeks
DEEELS610 Earthing and Lightning / Surge Protection 4 Weeks
DEEPSP611 Power System Protection 5 Weeks
DEEESW612 Electrical Safety and Wiring Regulations 5 Weeks
DEETTM613 Testing, Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment 4 Weeks
DEEEEU614 Energy Efficiency and Energy Use 4 Weeks
DEEPQU615 Power Quality 4 Weeks
DERDEG616 Overview of Distributed Renewable Generation 9 Weeks
DERDES617 Distributed Renewable Generation Sources 10 Weeks
DERSGM618 Smart Grids and Distributed Generation: Planning, Design and Management 10 Weeks
DPEEMG612 Energy Management 5 Weeks

As engineering paraprofessionals, graduates will be able to:

  • Recognise and interpret contemporary issues and trends in electrical engineering practice.
  • Interpret electrical drawings, documentation and schematics.
  • Identify and explain the fundamental features of power distribution equipment and protection techniques.
  • Appreciate the risks associated with electrical equipment and manage its efficient and safe operation.
  • Develop a broad knowledge of tools and techniques that can be applied to select, operate, troubleshoot and maintain electrical equipment.
  • Apply the principles and knowledge required for planning, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting embedded and/or distributed generation from renewable sources.
  • Understand of the vision of smart grids and its related technologies such as energy management tools.
  • Apply a broad knowledge of fundamental aspects of the power industry to their roles in day-to-day operations.
  • Recognise the broader context of their work in terms of critical aspects of the power industry.
  • Assist with formulating effective holistic strategies in relation to network equipment, protection, controls, operations, and embedded generation.
  • Manage complex projects on time and within budget.
  • Manage self-autonomy to achieve objectives within organisations that have outputs based on technological application and develop professional practice in the field.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively.

Student applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the following minimum entry requirements are to be strictly adhered to:

  • Applicants must have at least a Year 12 or Cert III trade qualification or equivalent in a related field;


  • They must have at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field


  • At least 4 years’ work experience in a related field – subject to acceptance of an application for Credit to Entry


  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in a Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent;


  • A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 5.5 (with no individual band score less than 5.0); or equivalent;


  • Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT, or by another tertiary institution, in English.

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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 course is classified as Level 6 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

In addition, this advanced diploma is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

Provisional accreditation means that the program meets the accreditation criteria to the extent possible at the time of the evaluation and will likely receive full accreditation when a representative group of graduates have emerged.
EIT has commenced the accreditation process for full recognition with Engineers Australia and achieved the provisional accreditation status. Fully accredited courses are internationally recognized.

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

Students should satisfy themselves through their own research with their local accreditation before commencing the program.

  • Electrical Engineers and Electricians
  • Project Engineers
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Field Technicians
  • Line Workers
  • Solar Electricians
  • Wind Service Technicians
  • Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
  • Energy Management Consultants
  • Design Engineers
  • Engineering Project Managers
  • Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Production Managers
  • Instrument and Process Control Technicians

Program leader for this program is Dr Hadi Harb

This course may use the following software:

  • PSIM
  • VPLabs
  • VPLabs v12

Due to ongoing unit and course reviews, software’s may change from the list provided.
Learn more about the Practical Learning at EIT here.

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week attending live webinars, 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 has a 70% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program. If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learned from the webinar to the Learning Support Officer. The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 24 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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