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

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.

At a glance

  • 18 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online
17 January 2022, 01 August 2022
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Process Control

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

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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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.

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.

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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