This advanced diploma is delivered with a strong practical focus. It covers a variety of skills such as instrumentation, automation and process control, industrial data communications, process plant layout, project and financial management, and chemical engineering. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in instrumentation, process control, and industrial automation.
There is a shortage of automation, instrumentation, and control engineers around the world, due to retirement, restructuring, and rapid growth in new industries and technologies. The respected ISA organization estimated that at least 15,000 new automation engineers are needed annually in the US alone. Many industrial automation businesses throughout the world comment on the difficulty in finding experienced automation engineers despite paying outstanding salaries.
This 18-month online program aims to provide you with the necessary industrial automation skills. Seven threads run through the program to give you maximum, practical coverage in the field of industrial automation. These threads comprise of instrumentation, automation and process control, electrical engineering, electronics, industrial data communications, process plant layout, project and financial management, and chemical engineering.
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 21 modules. These modules cover a range of aspects to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of industrial automation engineering.
|Module Number||Module Name||Duration|
|1||Practical Instrumentation for Automation and Process Control||6 Weeks|
|2||Practical Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering (for Non-Chemical Engineers)||2 Weeks|
|3||Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance||2 Weeks|
|4||Fundamentals of Process Plant Layout and Piping Design||3 Weeks|
|5||Fundamentals of Professional Engineering||4 Weeks|
|6||Best Practice in Industrial Data Communications||6 Weeks|
|7||Practical Process Control for Engineers and Technicians||3 Weeks|
|8||Practical Tuning of Industrial Control Loops for Engineers and Technicians||3 Weeks|
|9||Practical Distributed Control Systems (DCS)||4 Weeks|
|10||Practical Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for Automation and Process Control||3 Weeks|
|11||Practical Advanced Process Control for Engineers and Technicians||3 Weeks|
|12||Practical Boiler Control and Instrumentation for Engineers and Technicians||2 Weeks|
|13||Practical Hazardous Areas for Engineers and Technicians||4 Weeks|
|14||Practical Safety Instrumentation and Emergency Shutdown Systems for Process Industries Using IEC 61511 and IEC 61508||4 Weeks|
|15||Practical HAZOPS (Hazard and Operability Studies) for Engineers and Technicians||4 Weeks|
|16||Practical Shielding, EMC/EMI, Noise Reduction, Earthing and Circuit Board Layout of Electronic Systems||2 Weeks|
|17||Practical Wireless Ethernet and TCP/IP Networking||3 Weeks|
|18||Practical Radio Telemetry Systems for Industry||3 Weeks|
|19||Practical SCADA Systems for Industry||3 Weeks|
|20||Motor Protection, Control and Maintenance Technologies||4 Weeks|
|21||Practical Power Distribution for Engineers and Technicians||4 Weeks|
This advanced diploma is an accelerated, practical, work-oriented program. It is designed for engineers and technicians who have some background in the field. This includes those who have technical or ‘trade’ qualifications who want to move to the next career step, those with substantial relevant work experience who need to formalize and enhance their achievements, and those with higher-level qualifications in a related field who wish to develop specialist knowledge.
This means you are required to have either a trade certificate (Certificate 3) or equivalent, or at least three years of work experience within a relevant job and industry to gain entrance. You may also have a higher level of qualification in a corresponding field and be looking to gain further practical knowledge.
Practical work experience in related areas of engineering would help enormously. It would not be suitable for a student with no relevant work experience.
We will review your application and may recommend pre-program studies if required.
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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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