52892WA Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering in Mining

Course Duration
  • 18 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Electrical Engineering
  • Online Industrial Automation
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 3 September 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 required in the mining operations industry. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in electrical and instrumentation in mining operation. This program aims to impart the necessary electrical and instrumentation engineering skills required in the mining operations industry, and all the theory covered is tied to a practical outcome.

Course Benefits: 
• Skills in the latest electrical and instrumentation technologies in mining
• Practical guidance from experts in the field
• A world class Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering in Mining

Program Details

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

Four threads run through the program to provide maximum, functional coverage in the field of electrical and instrumentation engineering as applied to mining. These threads comprise of electrical power engineering, communications engineering, control engineering, plus analytics and safety management systems.

The course includes 18 modules and 2 units of competency:

Module Number Module Name Duration
DEEEDR605 Electrical Drawings 3 Weeks
DCSBME604 Use Basic Mathematics in Engineering 6 Weeks
DEIFEP601 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Power Distribution 6 Weeks
DMNCBS603 Circuit Breakers and Switchgear in Mining 5 Weeks
DEEPSP611 Power System Protection 5 Weeks
DMNMTC606 Motor Control 4 Weeks
DMNDCO607 Data Communications 4 Weeks
DMNETH608 Ethernet 3 Weeks
DMNTCP609 TCP/IP and VoIP 3 Weeks
DMNTMS610 Terrestrial Microwave and Satellite Communications 3 Weeks
DMNLFS611 Leaky Feeder Systems 2 Weeks
DMNWLA612 Wireless LANs and Mesh Networks 5 Weeks
DEIFPI602 Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation 6 Weeks
DMNFBU614 Fieldbuses 3 Weeks
DMNSCD615 SCADA, Data Acquisition and OPC 4 Weeks
DEIPCB613 Process Control Basics 5 Weeks
DIAPLC610 Programmable logic controllers 3 Weeks
DMNDCS618 Distributed Control Systems 2 Weeks
DMNPSS619 Personal Safety Systems 2 Weeks

As engineering paraprofessionals, graduates will be able to:

  • Recognise and apply the fundamentals of electrical engineering and process engineering in a variety of mining industries
  • Interpret electrical drawings, documentation and schematics
  • Identify and explain the fundamental features of power distribution, cabling and protection in mining applications
  • Recognise and apply a broad range of industrial data communication concepts and equipment applicable to mining
  •  Identify the risks associated with electric equipment in hazardous areas
  • Manage the efficient and safe operation of a wide range of electrical and instrumentation equipment
  • Interpret the basic principles of SCADA and Distributed Control Systems in the context of mining operations
  • Interpret the basic features of process control and associated plant instrumentation in the context of mining operations
  • Apply the principles required for operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of mining instrumentation
  • Identify and analyse contemporary issues in electrical and instrumentation engineering practice
  • Identify and suggest solutions to problems with SCADA, radio telemetry, wireless network, satellite network, and fieldbus systems

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.

For full current fees in your country go to the drop down filter at the top of this page or visit the Fees page.

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.

  • Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Technician
  • Instrumentation Specialist
  • Automation Engineering Specialist
  • Control Engineering Consultant
  • Control Systems Technologist
  • Instrument Mechanic
  • Process Analyzer
  • Energy Technologists
  • Operations Manager
  • Development & Testing Technician
  • Signal Processing Technician
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Project Engineer

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).

Program leader for this program is Dr Hadi Harb

This course may use the following software:

  • AutoCAD
  • Citect
  • Codesys
  • DeviceNet Manager
  • EasyPower
  • Excel
  • FreeCAD
  • Geogebra
  • OPC Client
  • PC-Control LAB3
  • PicoScope
  • Prop-4Vp (Spreadsheet)
  • VPLabs
  • Wireshark

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

  Very relevant to my vocation. Enjoyed the practical side.  
  I have really enjoyed this course. I have started a few before and never been really motivated to finish. But though the EIT I have been excited from beginning to end. A lot of people in the mining industry in South Africa would gain excellent knowledge through doing the courses…  
  Really enjoyed the course and the relevance of the material. The subjects and technologies taught are really up to date with the current status of the mining industry.  

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