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Advanced Diploma of Biomedical-Engineering

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Develop your skills and knowledge in the latest technologies in biomedical engineering

Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering in Mining

IN THIS INTENSIVE PART-TIME 18-MONTH LIVE ONLINE PROGRAM 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 Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering in Mining

 

Next intake is scheduled for April 11, 2016 - contact us to apply.

 

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Who should complete this accredited qualification?

This program would be ideal for you if you are seeking to gain 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 of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering in Mining.


Course

This program is composed of 19 modules, covering 5 main streams:

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


The modules will be completed in the following order:

  1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Drawings
  2. Electrical Power Distribution
  3. Circuit Breakers and Switchgear
  4. Power Systems Protection
  5. Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
  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, Management and Personal Safety Systems and Devices

Click here to contact us to receive assistance from our Course Advisors.

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In Company Online Training Solutions

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

 

Course Fees

What are the fees for my country?

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located all around 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. We aim to give you a rapid response regarding course fees that are relevant to your individual circumstances.

We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student begins to study. For a rapid reply to your query regarding course fees and payment options, please contact a Course Advisor in your region via the below button and we will respond within two (2) business days.

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EIT Advanced Diploma Payment Information

Please contact us with your location for Advanced Diploma fees in the relevant currency. Fees include:

  • All live webinars with professional instructors
  • Up to thirty (30) technical manuals (as searchable eBooks)
  • Course materials
  • Software
  • Postage
  • Assignments, and
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated Course Coordinator

All you need to participate is an Internet connection, a computer, speakers and, if possible, a microphone.

 

There are three payment options available for EIT's Advanced Diploma courses:

OPTION 1 - PAY UPFRONT

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

OPTION 2 - SIX (6) PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD

Over the duration of the course you will have 6 equal payments. The first payment is required between two (2) and four (4) weeks before the course starts. Payment dates are set ahead of time and provided at the start of the course. You receive the complimentary thirty (30) technical reference eBooks in batches over the duration of the course.

OPTION 3 - MONTHLY PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD

This option allows for even monthly payments. The first payment is required 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 receive the complimentary thirty (30) technical reference eBooks in batches over the duration of the course.

 

Fee concessions are available for larger group bookings

For a rapid reply to your query regarding courses fees and payment options, please contact us and we will respond within two (2) business days.

Enquire abut our online engineering course fees

 

Other courses available in EIT's School of Electrical Engineering

  1. Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering for Practicing Engineers and Technicians
  2. Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities
  3. Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Mining
  4. Diploma and Advanced Diploma of ESI UET50212 and UET60212
  5. Graduate Certificate of Renewable Energy Technologies
  6. Professional Certificate of Competency in Circuit Breakers, Switchgear and Power Transformers – Safe operation and Maintenance
  7. Professional Certificate of Competency in Arc Flash Protection
  8. Professional Certificate of Competency in Electrical Power System Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
  9. Professional Certificate of Competency in Operation and Maintenance of Diesel Power Generating Plants
  10. Professional Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution
  11. Professional Certificate of Competency in AS3000:2007 Electrical Wiring Rules (Australia and New Zealand only)
  12. Proficiency Courses for the Power Industry

There is scarcely an aspect of modern life that is not dependent on electrical energy. It is used in such varied activities as cooling, heating, transport, manufacturing, production, communications, minerals processing and water transfer. Engineers and technicians with an electrical diploma find employment in fields as diverse as generation, transmission, distribution and the eventual application of electrical energy in machinery. Due to the challenges of climate change there is also a vital interest in the use and storage of renewable and sustainable energy. The demand for well trained electrical professionals is assured with rapid expansion of the electricity supply in the developing world, the addition of the yet-to-be-constructed smart grid, and our growing dependency upon electricity supply of high integrity.

Electrical engineering skills and knowledge are also critical in a wide range of industries ranging from oil and gas, water utilities, process plants, mining, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and defence. The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides electrical engineering courses online for engineers and technicians of all levels and from all types of industry, be it mining, oil and gas or instrumentation. The Advanced Diplomas in Electrical Engineering cover a large range of topics and are suited to anyone needing an intensive and practical look at all facets of electrical engineering. The short courses that form part of EIT's professional development series are designed to provide students with critical knowledge and practical tools that can be immediately applied to the workplace. They are ideal to up-skill and/or cross-skill in a particular area or technology.

Key subjects in the EIT School of Electrical Engineering include: power generation, transmission, distribution, rotating machinery, power electronics, earthing and safety regulations, electrical documentation and drawings, AC and DC machines, circuit breakers, transformers, energy efficiency, earthing (or grounding) and lightning, power systems protection, DC and AC emergency power supplies, electrical wiring regulations, high voltage supplies, and power quality.

Here is what some of our past students have said about this course:

 

Wisdom and Education


 

Hear from EIT's unofficial 'Poster Boy' Murray Langley - Murray first completed the Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering in Mining (DMN), he then successfully passed the Vocational Graduate Diploma of Project Management in Industrial Automation (GPI) and has now commenced the Graduate Diploma of Project Management in Electrical Engineering (GPE). He now “approach(es) my project work much more strategically; having developed a much better understanding of financial, planning and implementation processes that make projects successful.”

Learn more about Murray's experiences here.

 

   

 

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