This advanced diploma is delivered with a strong practical focus and covers a variety of skills such as electrical engineering and instrumentation and control engineering. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in electrical and instrumentation (E&I) engineering for oil and gas facilities.
This program aims to impart the necessary electrical and instrumentation engineering skills, and all the theory covered is tied to a practical outcome. Five threads run through the program to give you maximum, functional coverage in the field of electrical and instrumentation engineering. These threads comprise of electrical engineering, instrumentation and control engineering, general oil and gas engineering, subsea instrumentation and control, and floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facilities.
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 and instrumentation 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 23 modules. These modules cover a range of aspects to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of electrical and instrumentation (E&I) engineering for oil and gas facilities.
|Module Number||Module Name||Duration|
|1||Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering||2 Weeks|
|2||Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation||7 Weeks|
|3||Electrical Drawings, Documentation and Schematics||2 Weeks|
|4||Power Distribution||5 Weeks|
|5||Power Transformers||2 Weeks|
|6||Switchgear for Power Distribution||2 Weeks|
|7||Cables and Wires – Maintenance and Installation Practice||2 Weeks|
|8||Power System Protection and Co-ordination||3 Weeks|
|9||Electrical Safety and Grounding/Earthing, Bonding and Lightning Protection||4 Weeks|
|10||Power Quality, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Surge Protection and Noise Control||5 Weeks|
|11||Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Protection of AC Electrical Motors and Variable Speed Drives for Instrumentation and Control Systems||5 Weeks|
|12||Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas||3 Weeks|
|13||Electrical Applications to Oil and Gas Platforms and Sites Instrumentation and Control||2 Weeks|
|14||General Instrumentation Standards in Oil and Gas, and Best Practice in Process, Electrical and Instrumentation Drawings and Documentation||3 Weeks|
|15||Process Control Basics||4 Weeks|
|16||Calibration, Installation and Maintenance of Instruments||2 Weeks|
|17||Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance||3 Weeks|
|18||Programmable Logic Controllers||3 Weeks|
|19||SCADA and Distributed Control Systems||4 Weeks|
|20||Industrial Data Communications||3 Weeks|
|21||Safety Instrumentation and Emergency Shutdown Systems for Oil and Gas (IEC 61511 and IEC 61508)||2 Weeks|
|22||Wellhead and Flowline Control||2 Weeks|
|23||Oil and Gas Specific Applications for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Facilities||2 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.
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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 a 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.
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