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Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering for Mining

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:

  • Skills and know-how in the latest electrical and instrumentation technologies used in mining operations all over the world 
  • Practical guidance from mining experts in the field 
  • 'Hands-on' knowledge from the extensive experience of the instructors, rather than from only the theoretical information gained from books and college reading 
  • Credibility as a mining expert in your firm 
  • Networking contacts in the industry 
  • Improved career prospects and income  
  • An EIT Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Mining 
     
 
 

 

** A note regarding recognition of this course in the Australian education system: The EIT is the owner of this course. The course is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council, and is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by the EIT in all Australian states. The EIT delivers this mining diploma course to students worldwide.

Who Should Attend?

This program would be ideal for you if you are seeking to get know-how and expertise in the mining industry and are an:

  • Instrument and process control technician or technologist
  • Instrument fitter
  • Mining engineering supervisor
  • Sales engineer
  • Chemical, mining or mechanical engineer
  • Electrical engineers and electricians
  • Maintenance engineers and supervisors
  • Design engineers
  • Project managers
  • Consulting engineers
  • A recent graduate electrical, instrumentation or mechanical engineer

Even if you are highly experienced you will find this a great way to become familiar with mining technology as quickly as possible.
 

Introduction

Mining equipment has come a long way since the days of mule-drawn carriages for haulage, and canaries or Davy lamps for safety.

In terms of high-voltage equipment, large AC and DC motors are still at the order of the day, but with increased sophistication. Load-haul-dump trucks operate in hazardous environments without a driver on board. Sophisticated Motor Control Centers now house Variable Speed Drives and soft-starters, and the motor control equipment is often networked via Ethernet.

It is, however, on the low-voltage side where the developments are almost breathtaking. In certain parts of the world all mines in the region are monitored centrally on a SCADA system, with backhauls (fiber and wireless) to all mines in the region, forming a large Wide Area Network.

At the mine sites Ethernet networks, both wired and wireless, are at the order of the day both above and below ground level. Leaky Feeder wireless systems are still to be found, but nowadays they support Ethernet and TCP/IP, making them suitable for voice and data. IEE802.11 wireless (a.k.a. Wi-Fi), suitably adapted for the mining environment, is making vast inroads into mining operations. Wi-Fi-based systems are used for both data and voice (VoIP), and with suitable Radio Frequency ID interfaces they also provide the infrastructure for monitoring personnel and vehicle movement. Some 802.11-based systems can even be configured in mesh topologies, delivering military-grade reliable communications between moving personnel and vehicles in an open mine environment.

Industrial field buses such as HART, AS-i, Profibus, Foundation Fieldbus and DeviceNet are widely used in the mining industry. As is the case with most other electronics, they are increasingly moving towards a co-existence with Ethernet, and augmentation with wireless. And, of course, some of them can perform safety functions as well as operate in intrinsically safe environments.

SCADA and distributed control is at the order of the day, and data from these systems are used as inputs to expert systems. These systems are used for various purposes such as providing data for optimized mine management, safety, and advanced process control. It is, in many cases, not even necessary for control room staff to understand anything about PID control in order to optimize a given control loop; the advanced process control system will heed their ‘operator’ inputs and optimize the process on their behalf.   

Personal safety has not lagged behind. For example, ground radar can detect sub-millimeter ground movements, UWB and Wi-Fi systems are teamed up to avoid collisions between people and vehicles, and integrated headlamps for miners not only have built-in radio communications facilities, but also Ultra-Low Frequency ground-to-surface pagers for emergency location.

So, in short, the mining industry is attracting the best of the best cutting-edge commercial and industrial electrical and electronics technologies. The question is are you capable of dealing with it? Welcome to the EIT Advanced Diploma in Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Mining.


Course

This program is composed of 20 modules, covering 5 main streams:

  • Power Engineering
  • Communications
  • Control
  • Analytics and Management Systems
  • Safety


The 20 modules will be completed in the following order:

  1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Drawings
  2. Electrical Power Distribution
  3. Circuit Breakers and Switchgear
  4. Project Management
  5. Power Systems Protection
  6. Motor Control
  7. Data Communications
  8. Ethernet
  9. TCP /IP and VOIP
  10. Terrestrial Microwave and Satellite Communications
  11. Leaky Feeder Systems
  12. Wireless LANs
  13. Wireless Mesh Networks
  14. Field Buses
  15. SCADA Systems and OPC
  16. Process Control Systems
  17. Programmable Logic Controllers
  18. Distributed Control Systems
  19. Analytical and Management Systems
  20. Personal Safety Systems and Devices

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Special class groups can be arranged on request to match your own schedule. If you have a large number of staff who should complete one of our programs, read more about our In Company Online Training HERE and contact us to assist you further.

 

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Course Fees

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The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located almost anywhere in the world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. Course fees are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. A full list of fees in a currency appropriate for every country would be complex to navigate and, with today’s exchange rate fluctuations, difficult to maintain. Instead we aim to give you a rapid response regarding fees that is customised to your individual circumstances.

We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student commences study. For a rapid reply to your enquiry regarding courses fees and payment options, please enquire via the below button and we will respond within 1 business day.

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Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) Certificate Course Payment Options

Please contact us with your location for certificate fees in the relevant currency. Certificate fees include all live webinars with a professional instructor, 4 technical manuals (as searchable eBooks), course materials, software, postage, assignments and ongoing support. All you need to participate is an internet connection, computer and headset. We have group discounts available for our 3 month certificates.

Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) Advanced Diploma Course Payment Options

Three payment options are available for the Advanced Diploma courses;

OPTION 1 - PAY UPFRONT

Pay total amount upfront to receive a 5% reduction in fees.

OPTION 2 - PAY IN  SIX INSTALMENTS BY CREDIT CARD

Pay in 6 equal instalments over the duration of the course. First payment at least four weeks before the course starts. Payment dates will be set ahead of time and provided at the start of the course. You would receive the 30 technical reference eBooks in batches over the duration of the course.

OPTION 3 - PAY IN  MONTHLY INSTALMENTS BY CREDIT CARD

Pay in even monthly instalments. First payment at least four weeks before the course starts, then one on the same date every month for the remaining period. This option incurs a 2% administration fee. You would receive the 30 technical reference eBooks in batches over the duration of the course.

Discounts are available for group bookings

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Courses

  1. Vocational Graduate Diploma of Project Management in Industrial Automation
  2. Pathway to Master of Business and Project Management in Industrial Automation
  3. Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation
  4. Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities
  5. Professional Certificate of Competency in Hazardous Areas and Intrinsic Safety for Engineers & Technicians
  6. Professional Certificate of Competency in Instrumentation, Automation and Process Control
  7. Professional Certificate of Competency in Process Control Incorporating Loop Tuning, and Advanced Control Strategies
  8. Professional Certificate of Competency in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and SCADA Systems
  9. Professional Certificate of Competency in Safety Instrumentation Systems for Process Industries
  10. Professional Certificate of Competency in Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance

In order to meet the exacting demands of the oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and downstream processing industries, modern plants are equipped with systems and devices which are needed to measure and regulate variables such as temperature, pressure, flow, humidity, liquid level, velocity and density. Industrial Automation provides the technology to control and monitor a process plant using such concepts as feedback, cascade, feedforward and advanced process control. Here at the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), we have developed advanced training and diplomas in Instrumentation and Control.

There is a critical shortage of automation, instrumentation and control engineers, technicians and technologists around the world now due to the retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new technologies and industries. The respected ISA organisation estimated that at least 15,000 new automation engineers are needed annually in the USA alone. In keeping with the philosophy of EIT, students in this school are exposed to the practical, up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills demanded by leading industries worldwide, with online instrumentation courses - EIT doesn't just cater to a generic student body, instead all of our instrumentation courses online are specific to industry, for example mining engineering.

Students in the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) School of Automation study subjects which include: process control, instrumentation, control valves, process plant layout and piping design, tuning of process loops, SCADA, PLCs, Advanced Process Control (APC), boiler control, hazardous areas, safety instrumentation (IEC 61511 and IEC 61508), HAZOPs, industrial data communications, networking, deviceNet and Fieldbus, industrial wireless, radio telemetry systems, shielding/EMC/EMI and noise reduction. 
 

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