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.
A range of global opportunities awaits graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation. Pending full accreditation you may become a full member of Engineers Australia and your qualification will be recognized by Engineers Australia and (through the Dublin Accord) by leading professional associations and societies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. The Dublin Accord is an agreement for the international recognition of Engineering Technician qualifications.
For example, current enrolled students can apply for free student membership of Engineers Australia. After graduation, you can apply for membership to become an Engineering Associate, while graduates interested in UK recognition can apply for membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as a Technician Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
This professional recognition greatly improves the global mobility of graduates, and offers you the opportunity of a truly international career.
You will be qualified to find employment as an Engineering Associate in public and private industry including transportation, manufacturing, process, construction, resource, energy and utilities industries. Engineering Associates often work in support of professional engineers or engineering technologists in a team environment. If you prefer to work in the field you may choose to find employment as a site supervisor, senior technician, engineering assistant, or similar.
For more information about accreditation, please review the program brochure and see here.
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.
The webinar schedule is not put together until after registrations close. The reason for this is that the program is promoted globally and we often have participants from several time zones. When you enrol you will receive a questionnaire which will help us determine your availability. When all questionnaires are returned we create a schedule which will endeavour to meet everyone’s requirements. Each webinar runs 2 or 3 times during each presentation day and we try our best to ensure that at least one session falls into your requested time frames. This is not always possible, however, due to the range of locations of both presenters and students. If you are unable to attend the webinars scheduled, we do have some options available. Contact the EIT for more details.
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 qualification and accredited course in the Australian education system: Accredited courses in Australia need to be re-accredited every 3 years. An application for this program to be re-accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is currently underway and is to be submitted to the Training Accreditation Council WA (TACWA). On the date when the program information shown here was published an application to TACWA for re-accreditation was pending, therefore the course commencement date is provisional and is dependent upon formal approval. Once re-accredited, the EIT plans to deliver this program to students worldwide.
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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.
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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.
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Pay total amount upfront to receive a 5% reduction in fees.
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.
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.
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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.
We recently interviewed Osemudiamen (Ose) Usifoh, a graduate from EIT’s inaugural course – the Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation (DIA01). We were pleasantry surprised to find Ose’s story positive, despite the inevitably unpredictable nature of firsts. As with many of our students, Ose was looking for a course which would provide him with specific skills and professional development in a particular area of engineering – he found what he was looking for through studying with EIT. Read Ose’s full story here.
Steve Szekely, pictured below, is based at the Australian Antarctic Division station on Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean. The base is a sub-Antarctic settlement of between 15 and 40 people located at the northern tip of the 34km by 5km island. We were curious about Steve’s day-to-day life and work at the station and about how he managed his Advanced Diploma in Industrial Automation study obligations. Read his full story here.
Read more on what some of our graduating students from the Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation have to say about the course and their experiences with studying with EIT here.
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