This advanced diploma is delivered with a strong practical focus. Upon completion of this program, students emerge from the course able to demonstrate specialised and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge, with considerable depth, in subject matter related to industrial automation engineering.
Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the capacity of industrial automation engineering and related industries to maintain their competitiveness in a global market-place through the application of latest technologies, value adding to existing products, process and services and the development of new, sustainable and innovative solutions.
This practical program avoids too much emphasis on theory. The lecturers presenting this advanced diploma are highly experienced engineers from industry who have worked in the automation, instrumentation, and control areas. 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 18 modules and 2 units of competency. These modules cover a range of aspects to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of industrial automation engineering.
|Module / Unit Number||Module / Unit Name||Duration|
|1||Instrumentation for Automation and Process Control (DIAIAP601)||4 Weeks|
|2||Use basic mathematics in engineering (DCSBME604)||6 Weeks|
|3||Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering (for Non-Chemical Engineers) (DIAFCE603)||2 Weeks|
|4||Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance (DIACVS604)||2 Weeks|
|5||Process Plant Layout and Piping Design (DIAPPL605)||3 Weeks|
|6||Apply the fundamentals of professional engineering practice (DPEFPE619)||4 Weeks|
|7||Process Control and Tuning of Industrial Control Loops (DIAPCT607)||5 Weeks|
|8||Best Practice Industrial Data Communications (DIAIDC608)||6 Weeks|
|9||Distributed Control Systems (DIADCS609)||4 Weeks|
|10||Programmable Logic Controllers (DIAPLC610)||3 Weeks|
|11||Advanced Process Control and Boiler Control (DIAPCB611)||5 Weeks|
|12||Hazardous Areas and Hazops (DIAHAZ612)||5 Weeks|
|13||Safety Instrumentation and Shutdown Systems (DIASIS613)||3 Weeks|
|14||Printed Circuit Board Design Issues (DIAPCB614)||2 Weeks|
|15||Wireless Ethernet and TCP/IP Networking (DIAWEN615)||3 Weeks|
|16||Radio Telemetry Systems (DIARTS616)||3 Weeks|
|17||SCADA Systems (DIASCA617)||3 Weeks|
|18||IoT Systems (DIAIOT618)||2 Weeks|
|19||Motor Protection, Control and Maintenance Technologies (DIAMPC619)||3 Weeks|
|20||Power Distribution (DIAPDI620)||4 Weeks|
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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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.
This advanced diploma is accredited by Engineers Australia under the Dublin Accord. It is internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories
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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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