52892WA Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering in Mining

Engineering Institute of Technology
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Professional Course
Self-paced Online
18 months
From 10,722 USD

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10,722 USD

10,722 USD

Course description

52892WA Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering in Mining

This advanced diploma is delivered with a strong practical focus and covers a variety of skills required in the mining operations industry. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in electrical and instrumentation in mining operation. This program aims to impart the necessary electrical and instrumentation engineering skills required in the mining operations industry, and all the theory covered is tied to a practical outcome.

Who should attend?

Student applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the following minimum entry requirements are to be strictly adhered to:

  • Applicants must have at least a Year 12 or Cert III trade qualification or equivalent in a related field; AND
  • They must have at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field OR
  • At least 4 years’ work experience in a related field – subject to acceptance of an application for Credit to Entry AND
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in a Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 5.5 (with no individual band score less than 5.0); or equivalent; OR
  • Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT, or by another tertiary institution, in English.

Training content

  • Electrical Drawings
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Power Distribution
  • Circuit Breakers and Switchgear in Mining
  • Power System Protection
  • Use Basic Mathematics in Engineering
  • Motor Control
  • Data Communications
  • Ethernet
  • TCP/IP and VoIP
  • Terrestrial Microwave and Satellite Communications
  • Leaky Feeder Systems
  • Wireless LANs and Mesh Networks
  • Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation
  • Fieldbuses
  • SCADA, Data Acquisition and OPC
  • Process Control Basics
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Personal Safety Systems

Course delivery details

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.

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the capacity of electrical and instrumentation engineering and applicable industries to maintain their competitiveness in a global marketplace through the application of the latest technologies, value adding to existing products, processes, and services, and the development of new, sustainable and innovative solutions.

Four threads run through the program to provide maximum, functional coverage in the field of electrical and instrumentation engineering as applied to mining. These threads comprise of electrical power engineering, communications engineering, control engineering, plus analytics and safety management systems.

Certification / Credits

Advanced Diploma

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.


  • Skills in the latest electrical and instrumentation technologies in mining
  • Practical guidance from experts in the field
  • Global networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career prospects and income
  • A world class Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering in Mining

Learning Outcomes

As engineering paraprofessionals, graduates will be able to:

  • Recognise and apply the fundamentals of electrical engineering and process engineering in a variety of mining industries
  • Interpret electrical drawings, documentation and schematics
  • Identify and explain the fundamental features of power distribution, cabling and protection in mining applications
  • Recognise and apply a broad range of industrial data communication concepts and equipment applicable to mining
  • Identify the risks associated with electric equipment in hazardous areas
  • Manage the efficient and safe operation of a wide range of electrical and instrumentation equipment
  • Interpret the basic principles of SCADA and Distributed Control Systems in the context of mining operations
  • Interpret the basic features of process control and associated plant instrumentation in the context of mining operations
  • Apply the principles required for operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of mining instrumentation
  • Identify and analyse contemporary issues in electrical and instrumentation engineering practice
  • Identify and suggest solutions to problems with SCADA, radio telemetry, wireless network, satellite network, and fieldbus systems

About Engineering Institute of Technology

Engineering Institute of Technology

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is one of the only higher education providers in the world specializing in engineering and is fully accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government, giving you access to world class, industry-oriented education....

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