School of Electrical Engineering

There is scarcely an aspect of modern life that is not dependent on electrical energy. It is used in such varied activities as cooling, heating, transport, manufacturing, production, communications, minerals processing and water transfer. Engineers and technicians with an electrical diploma find employment in fields as diverse as generation, transmission, distribution and the eventual application of electrical energy in machinery. Due to the challenges of climate change there is also a vital interest in the use and storage of renewable and sustainable energy. The demand for well trained electrical professionals is assured with rapid expansion of the electricity supply in the developing world, the addition of the yet-to-be-constructed smart grid, and our growing dependency upon electricity supply of high integrity.

Electrical engineering skills and knowledge are also critical in a wide range of industries ranging from oil and gas, water utilities, process plants, mining, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and defence. IDC Technologies provides electrical engineering courses online for engineers and technicians of all levels and from all types of industry, be it mining, oil and gas or instrumentation. The Advanced Diplomas in Electrical Engineering cover a large range of topics and is suited to anyone needing an intensive and practical look at all facets of electrical engineering. The short courses that form part of IDC's professional development series are designed to provide students with critical knowledge and practical tools that can be immediately applied to the workplace. They are ideal to up-skill and/or cross-skill in a particular area or technology.

Key subjects in the IDC School of Electrical Engineering courses include: power generation, transmission, distribution, rotating machinery, power electronics, earthing and safety regulations, electrical documentation and drawings, ac and dc machines, circuit breakers, transformers, energy efficiency, earthing and lightning, power systems protection, dc and ac emergency power supplies, electrical safety, electrical wiring regulations, high voltage supplies and power quality.

IDC also offers a range of electronic engineering courses that provide students with an in depth knowledge of electronic circuits and systems used across a range of industries.

To learn more about the engineering programs offered by IDC, please complete our contact form available in this link and we will have one of our expert Course Advisors assist you.

The  Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies is an advanced program. It is presented at a considerably higher level than the Advanced Diploma and bachelor degree level programs and intending students should be aware of the greater challenge. This Certificate has identical standing and level to that of a university graduate diploma, but is focused on the career outcomes of a professional engineer and technologist. As the title suggests, it has a greater vocational or...

Each qualification is made up of a series of core and elective units.

The 3 elective streams of each course allow students to specialize and develop careers in one of the following challenging and exciting fields:

  1. Electrical protection and testing – network protection systems, control systems, power communication equipment
  2. Electrical engineering design – overhead, underground, substations and public lighting systems
  3. Power system operations – LV...

There is a growing shortage, and hence opportunity, for Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) technicians, technologists and engineers in the oil and gas industry. This is due to an increasing need for higher technology methods of obtaining and processing oil and gas as it is a finite declining resource. The price of oil is heading upwards steadily, thus making personnel and their associated oil and gas expertise in these industries even more valuable. The technical challenges of...

This program would be ideal for you if you are seeking to gain know-how and expertise in the mining industry and are an:

  • Instrument and process control technician or technologist
  • Instrument fitter
  • Mining engineering supervisor
  • Sales engineer
  • Chemical, mining or mechanical engineer
  • Electrical engineers and electricians
  • Maintenance engineers and supervisors
  • Design engineers
  • Project managers
  • Consulting engineers
  • A recent...

Join the next generation of electrical engineers, technologists and technicians in the electrical power supply industry and embrace a well paid, intensive yet enjoyable and safe career by embarking on this comprehensive and practical program.

This advanced diploma is ideal for those who want to move into a para-professional role with greater challenge and perhaps, responsibility for supervising others, and working at greater technical depth in the electrical power supply industry...

oin the next generation of electrical engineers and technicians and embrace a well paid, intensive yet enjoyable career by embarking on this comprehensive course on electrical engineering. It is presented in a practical and useful manner - all theory covered is tied to a practical outcome. Leading electrical engineers who are highly experienced engineers from industry, having 'worked in the trenches' in the various electrical engineering areas present the course over the web in a...

12 week part-time online proficiency courses for the POWER INDUSTRY

EIT is a leading provider of advanced training and education for experienced personnel in the power industry.
 
These short (12 week long) proficiency courses suit specific work requirements and may be used (as an option) by an enterprise to authorsie work in a specific role. This is a tailored solution for power industry training.
 
EIT offers advanced diplomas and above in electrical...

Substations are the key assets in any power system and serve as important nodes in a transmission and distribution network. Substations thus handle multiple voltages in a given location and link two or more systems of different voltages. In the first part of this two part certificate series, the participants were given a thorough understanding of the basic principles of substation design, configuration of a substation, the specification/selection of equipment based on a selected...

Depending on the functions performed by a substation, the configuration and complexity can be quite varied. The skill of the designer is to anticipate the present and future needs that the substation will cater to, select appropriate design configuration and calculate the ratings of main equipment such as busbars, transformers and switchgear so as to ensure trouble free service over a number of decades. Sufficient thought should be given to the need for maintaining critical substation...

Reducing the energy costs at a facility must surely be one of the most effective and achievable strategies for lowering operating costs. This course gives you the practical tools to identify and implement programs and projects to reduce energy consumption in the most effective and practical ways. You will be provided with the skills and latest knowledge on proven methods of making real savings in your energy bills. You can initiate such programs as soon as you wish, and start saving...

A practical program in power distribution, focusing on medium voltage (1kV- 36kV) power considerations, switchgear, power cables, transformers, power factor correction, earthing, lightning protection and network studies.

You will gain technical know-how in these areas not covered by university or college programs. At the end of this program participants will be able to:

  • Understand practical power distribution fundamentals
  • Determine short-circuit ratings quickly and...

Diesel generating plants have an important role in power plants as well as in industries and commercial installations to meet continuous and emergency standby power requirements. A good knowledge of basic operation principles, layout requirements, associated components and maintenance practices for diesel power plants help the career development of many engineers and technicians in today’s world. Whatever your role in industry - designer, purchase engineer, installation contractor or...

There is a growing shortage, and hence opportunity, for Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) technicians, technologists and engineers in the oil and gas industry. This is due to an increasing need for higher technology methods of obtaining and processing oil and gas as it is a finite declining resource. The price of oil is heading upwards steadily, thus making personnel and their associated oil and gas expertise in these industries even more valuable. The technical challenges of...

Any power system is prone to 'faults' (also called short-circuits), which occur mostly as a result of insulation failure and sometimes due to external causes. When a fault occurs, the normal functioning of the system gets disturbed. The high current resulting from a fault can stress the electrical conductors and connected equipment thermally and electro-dynamically. Arcs at the fault point can cause dangerous or even fatal burn injuries to operating and maintenance workers...

Switchgear (and circuit breakers) and transformers are critical components in electrical distribution systems and their operation significantly affects the overall performance of the system. This course will discuss the application, installation, maintenance and testing issues relating to medium and high voltage switchgear, circuit breakers and transformers. Low voltage switchgear will also be covered and you will receive a thorough grounding in switchgear theory and standards. You will gain...

This course covers the requirements laid down in the standard AS/NZS 3000, commonly known as the Australia - New Zealand Wiring Rules. For those installations covered in the scope of this standard, its provisions are mandatory and must be followed. Any engineer involved in planning and design of electrical systems, their installation or maintenance must have a clear idea about the various requirements contained in the standard.

The primary purpose of this standard, like many of its...

Overview

Electrical safety is an important issue for those working on electrical facilities in utility networks and large industrial installations. A number of serious accidents including fatalities occur every year due to accidents involving electricity resulting in huge financial losses and wasted man-hours. Arc flashes in electrical equipment are now considered one of the major causes of electrical accidents even surpassing the well known hazards of electric shock. Avoiding arc flash...

The Professional Development Series of courses provide practical trainng for those that want to learn new skills or enhance existing skills. 

Each 3 month training course provides direct skills that can be applied in your workplace.

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How can an e-learning course be interactive?

Boredom can be a real danger, however, we use an interactive approach to our e-Learning – with live sessions instead of recordings.  The webinar software allows everyone to interact and involves participants in group work; including hands-on exercises with simulation software and remote laboratories where possible.  You can communicate with text messages, or live VoIP speech, or can even draw on the whiteboard during the sessions.

 

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