52882WA Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities

Course Duration
  • 18 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Electrical Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 6 August 2024
Course Type
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Process Control
Course Fees

Course Overview

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.

Course Benefits: 
• Skills in the latest electrical and instrumentation technologies
• Practical guidance from experts in the field
• Global networking contacts in the industry
• A world class Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities

Program Details

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.

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the capacity of electrical and instrumentation engineering and related industries 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.

The course includes 19 modules and 2 units of competency.

Module Code
Unit/Module Title Duration
DEIFEP601 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Power Distribution 6 Weeks
DEIFPI602 Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation 6 Weeks
DEIEDS603 Electrical Drawings, Documentation and Schematics 2 Weeks
DCSBME604 Use basic mathematics in engineering 6 Weeks
DEITRN605 Transformers 2 Weeks
DEISGR606 Switchgear for Power Distribution 2 Weeks
DEICAB607 Cables and Wires – Maintenance and Installation Practice 1 Week
DEIELS608 Safety, Earthing, Bonding, and Lightning Protection 4 Weeks
DEIPQP609 Power Quality and Power Protection 4 Weeks
DEIEMD610 AC Electrical Motors and Variable Speed Drives 5 Weeks
DEIHAZ611 Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas 3 Weeks
DEIISD612 General Instrumentation Standards and Best Practice in Drawings 3 Weeks
DEIPCB613 Process Control Basics 5 Weeks
DEICIM614 Calibration, Installation and Maintenance of Instruments 2 Weeks
DEICVS615 Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance 3 Weeks
DITPLC611 Create PLC programs using IEC 61131-3 6 Weeks
DEISCA617 SCADA and Distributed Control Systems 4 Weeks
DEIIDC618 Industrial Data Communications 3 Weeks
DEISIS619 Safety Instrumentation and Emergency Shutdown Systems (IEC 61511 and IEC 61508) 2 Weeks
DEIWFC620 Wellhead and Flowline Control Systems 1 Week
DEIFPS621 Oil and Gas Specific Applications for FPSO Facilities 2 Weeks

As engineering paraprofessionals, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate contemporary issues in electrical and instrumentation in the oil and gas industry
  • Differentiate and identify appropriate electrical distribution equipment and protection systems
  • Assess and implement relevant earthing and safety regulations
  • Develop appropriate procedures necessary to operate and maintain electrical equipment and process instrumentation
  • Analyse process control systems
  • Differentiate and justify appropriate process control equipment and protection systems related to valves, SCADA, instruments, shutdowns and flowlines
  • Formulate engineering solutions to typical scenarios related to electrical and instrumentation systems in
    the industry.
  • 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 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; OR

• 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; OR

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

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VET Student Loan (VSL) Program is available for this course:

This means eligible students can use a VET Student Loan to pay their tuition fees up to a maximum loan cap amount, to be repaid through the Australian Taxation System.

If you have been approved for a VET Student Loan, the borrowed amount will be incurred as a debt that is repayable to the Commonwealth government.

Click here to learn more about your eligibility and applying for VET Student Loan (VSL) on this course.

Payment Methods

Learn more about payment methods, including payment terms & conditions and additional non-tuition fees.

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.

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

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

Graduates of this program may find roles as:

  • 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
  • Production technician
  • Oil & Gas technician
  • Reservoir engineering associate

Program leader for this program is Dr Hadi Harb

This course may use the following software:

  • Autocad
  • EasyPower
  • Excel
  • Geogebra
  • Matlab
  • PC-Control LAB3
  • PicoScope
  • Safegrid
  • SmartDraw
  • VPLabs

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 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.

Hear from our students

  I was able to engage in the learning process and connect with other students from around the world to advance my technical knowledge and form global networks, as well as balancing my life and work commitments during that time.  
  The course opened up my mind with insights into the latest technologies, plus the added advantage of having industry expects tutoring you is just awesome.  
  It is a good course and have enjoyed and benefited a lot; have also improved on my work because of the knowledge and content of this course  
  The course is a very great initiative by EIT and I would want to see it on Bsc level.  

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