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.
• Skills in the latest electrical and instrumentation technologies in mining
• Practical guidance from experts in the field
• Global networking contacts in the industry
• Improved career prospects and income
• A world class Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering in Mining
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|
|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|
|DCSBME604||Use Basic Mathematics in Engineering||6 Weeks|
|DMNMTC606||Motor Control||4 Weeks|
|DMNDCO607||Data Communications||4 Weeks|
|DMNTCP609||TCP/IP and VoIP||4 Weeks|
|DMNTMS610||Terrestrial Microwave and Satellite Communications||4 Weeks|
|DMNLFS611||Leaky Feeder Systems||2 Weeks|
|DMNWLA612||Wireless LANs and Mesh Networks||5 Weeks|
|DEIFPI602||Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation||6 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:
Student applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the following minimum entry requirements are to be strictly adhered to:
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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.
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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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