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

Engineering Institute of Technology
Program overview
18 months
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
02 April 2024

03 September 2024
Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering in Mining (Advanced Diploma)

About this program

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

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.

Admission requirements

Entry Requirements

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;


  • They must have at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field


  • 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.

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Program 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 Feesder Systems
  • Wireless LANs and Mesh Networks
  • Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation
  • Fieldbuses
  • SCADA, Data Acquisition and OPC
  • Process Control Basics
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Distributed Control SystemsPersonal Safety Systems

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Program delivery

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.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you Feesl that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated learning support officer for assistance.


Please visit the course website to check the current fees in your country/region.



  • 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

Career paths

  • Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Technician
  • Instrumentation Specialist
  • Automation Engineering Specialist
  • Control Engineering Consultant
  • Control Systems Technologist
  • Instrument Mechanic
  • Process Analyzer
  • Energy Technologists
  • Operations Manager
  • Development & Testing Technician
  • Signal Processing Technician
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Project Engineer

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Engineering Institute of Technology

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is an Australian college dedicated to engineering education and training, with 4000+ students based nationally and internationally. Established in 1995, and known for its innovative approach to online learning, EIT now also has a...

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Engineering Institute of Technology

1031 Wellington Street
6005 West Perth

Phone no: 1300 138 522

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