52894WA Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy)

Engineering Institute of Technology
Training overview
Professional Course
Self-paced Online
24 months
From 13,652 USD

Start dates
13,652 USD

Course description

52894WA Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy)

This applied industry focused advanced diploma is designed to equip students to adapt and evolve with the new technologies in the energy sector. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in electrical engineering fundamentals, electrical machines, transformers and switchgear, power system protection, power quality, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and generation, smart grids, distributed generation and energy management.

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
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in a Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent;
  • 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;
  • Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT, or by another tertiary institution, in English.

Training content

  • Use Basic mathematics in engineering
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Apply the fundamentals of professional engineering practice
  • Electrical Drawings
  • Electrical Power Distribution
  • Transformers, Circuit Breakers and Switchgear
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Cables and Accessories
  • Earthing and Lightning / Surge Protection
  • Power System Protection
  • Electrical Safety and Wiring Regulations
  • Testing, Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment
  • Energy Efficiency and Energy Use
  • Power Quality
  • Overview of Distributed Renewable Generation
  • Distributed Renewable Generation Sources
  • Smart Grids and Distributed Generation: Planning, Design and Management
  • Energy Management

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 24 months to complete.

Students emerge from the course able to demonstrate specialised and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge, with considerable depth, in subject matter related to electrical engineering.

This program is designed to meet the specialised needs of the industry.

On successfully completing a total of 17 modules and 2 units of competency, students will graduate with the Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy).

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the capacity of electrical engineering and related industries, particularly the renewable energy sector, 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.

Six threads run through the program to give students maximum, functional coverage in the broad field of electrical engineering. These threads comprise electrical technology fundamentals, distribution equipment and protection, energy efficiency, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power protection, and distributed (embedded) generation.

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 system and renewable energy technologies
  • Practical guidance from experts in the field
  • Global networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career prospects and income
  • A world class Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy)

Learning Outcomes

As engineering paraprofessionals, graduates will be able to:

  • Recognise and interpret contemporary issues and trends in electrical engineering practice.
  • Interpret electrical drawings, documentation and schematics.
  • Identify and explain the fundamental features of power distribution equipment and protection techniques.
  • Appreciate the risks associated with electrical equipment and manage its efficient and safe operation.
  • Develop a broad knowledge of tools and techniques that can be applied to select, operate, troubleshoot and maintain electrical equipment.
  • Apply the principles and knowledge required for planning, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting embedded and/or distributed generation from renewable sources.
  • Understand of the vision of smart grids and its related technologies such as energy management tools.
  • Apply a broad knowledge of fundamental aspects of the power industry to their roles in day-to-day operations.
  • Recognise the broader context of their work in terms of critical aspects of the power industry.
  • Assist with formulating effective holistic strategies in relation to network equipment, protection, controls, operations, and embedded generation.
  • Manage complex projects on time and within budget.
  • Manage self-autonomy to achieve objectives within organisations that have outputs based on technological application and develop professional practice in the field.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively.

Continuing studies

  • Electrical Engineers and Electricians
  • Project Engineers
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Field Technicians
  • Line Workers
  • Solar Electricians
  • Wind Service Technicians
  • Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
  • Energy Management Consultants
  • Design Engineers
  • Engineering Project Managers
  • Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Production Managers
  • Instrument and Process Control Technicians

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....

Read more and show all training delivered by this supplier

Contact this provider

Fill out your details to find out more about 52894WA Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy).

  Contact the provider

  Get more information

  Register your interest

Country *

Contact info

Engineering Institute of Technology

301 Flinders Lane
3000 Melbourne Victoria

 Show phone number

Contact provider

Have a question about this course? Fill out this form and the provider will get in touch with you shortly

Training reviews

No reviews available

Need help with your search?

findcourses.com offers a free consultancy service to help compare training for you and your team

Request a free quote

Request a free training quote