WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:
Dean of Engineering Steve Mackay gives insight into the EIT Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation:
Gain strong underpinning knowledge and expertise in Industrial Automation covering a wide range of skills ranging from instrumentation, automation and process control, industrial data communications, process plant layout, project and financial management and chemical engineering with a strong practical focus. Industrial Automation is an extremely fast moving area especially compared to the more traditional areas such as electrical and mechanical engineering. The field is diverse and dynamic and offers the opportunity for a well paid and enjoyable career. The aim of the course is to empower you with practical knowledge that will improve your productivity in the area and make you stand out as a leader in industrial automation amongst your peers.
Anyone who wants to gain solid knowledge of the key elements of industrial automation to improve their work skills and to further their job prospects:
Electrical Engineers and Electricians
Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
Energy Management Consultants
Automation and Process Engineers
Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation Engineers
Chemical and Mechanical Engineers
Instrument and Process Control Technicians
Even those who are highly experienced in industrial automation may find it useful to attend some of the topics to gain know-how in a very concentrated but practical format.
The course is composed of 72 topics, within 21 modules. These cover the following seven engineering threads to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of industrial automation.
Instrumentation, Automation and Process Control
Industrial Data Communications and Networking
The modules will be completed in the following order:
Practical Instrumentation for Automation and Process Control
Practical Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering (for Non- Chemical Engineers)
Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance
Fundamentals of Process Plant Layout and Piping Design
Practical Process Control for Engineers and Technicians
Practical Tuning of Industrial Control Loops for Engineers and Technicians
Practical Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
Practical Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for Automation and Process Control
Best Practice in Industrial Data Communications
Practical Advanced Process Control for Engineers and Technicians
Practical Boiler Control and Instrumentation for Engineers and Technicians
Practical Hazardous Areas for Engineers and Technicians
Practical Safety Instrumentation and Emergency Shutdown Systems for Process Industries Using IEC 6155 and IEC 61508
Practical HAZOPS (Hazard and Operability Studies) for Engineers and Technicians
Practical Shielding, EMC/EMI, Noise Reduction, Earthing and Circuit Board Layout of Electronic Systems
Practical Wireless Ethernet and TCP/ IP Networking
Practical Radio Telemetry Systems for Industry
Practical SCADA Systems for Industry
Motor Protection, Control and Maintenance Technologies
Practical Power Distribution for Engineers and Technicians
Practical Project Management for Electrical, Instrumentation and Mechanical Engineers and Technicians
The programme features real-world applications and uses a multi-pronged approach involving interactive on-line webinars, simulation software and self-study assignments with a mentor on call. The course consists of 72 topics delivered over a period of 18 months. Presentations and group discussions will be conducted using a live, interactive software system. For each topic you will have an initial reading assignment (which will be delivered to you in electronic format in advance of the online presentations). There will be coursework or problems to be submitted and in some cases there will be practical exercises, using simulation software and remote labs that you can easily do from your home or office. You will have ongoing support from the instructors via phone, fax and e-mail.
During the programme you will participate in 72 live interactive sessions/webinars with the instructors and other participants from around the world. Each webinar will be scheduled at 2 varying session times, so that you can select the one which is most convenient to you. Webinar times are only finalised after registrations close, as we need to know which time-zones all participants are based in before we can compile a schedule. Upon registration you will receive a questionnaire regarding your time availability. We guarantee that at least one session time, for each webinar, will fall into your preferred time slot.
As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, we will be using a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during the course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log and proceed through the various practical sessions. These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite handson experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered in the course and will Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from the course to succeed in your future career in Industrial Automation.
**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 course to students worldwide.
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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.
What are the fees for my country?
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.
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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.
Three payment options are available for the Advanced Diploma courses;
Pay total amount upfront to receive a 5% reduction in fees.
Pay in 6 equal instalments over 18 months. First payment at least two weeks before the course starts, then the remaining five every 3 months. 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.
Pay in even installments for 18 months. First payment at least two 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.
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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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