Gain indepth skills and knowledge by undertaking this Advanced Diploma in Industrial Data Communications, Networking and IT over 18 months (intensive, part-time). Delivered by live distance learning and presented by some of the leading industrial data communications and IT instructors in the world today. There is a serious shortage of industrial data communications and industrial IT engineers, technologists and technicians in the world due to these new technologies only recently becoming a key component of modern plants, factories and offices. This critical shortage of experts in the area has been accentuated by retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new industries and technologies.


  • Skills and know-how in the latest industrial data communications, networking and IT including Ethernet, field buses, fiber optics, DNP3, TCP/IP, VoIP, PLCs, SCADA and much more
  • Practical guidance from experts in the field of data communications and networking
  • 'Hands on' knowledge from the extensive experience of the instructors, rather than from only the theoretical information gained from books and college reading
  • Credibility as a data communications expert in your firm
  • Networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career prospects and income
  • An Advanced Diploma of Industrial Data Communications, Networking and IT

Next intake is scheduled for March 30, 2015.

It is the only intake for 2015 so do not delay!

There are limited places and there is till time to apply - Contact us now!

Who should complete this program?

Anyone who wants to gain solid knowledge of the key elements of industrial data communications to improve their work skills and to further their job prospects, such as:

  • Electrical Engineers and Electricians
  • Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
  • Energy Management Consultants
  • Automation and Process Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Production Managers
  • Chemical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Instrument and Process Control Technicians

Course Structure

The course is composed of 22 modules, which cover four main engineering threads to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of industrial data communications. It is deliverd over 18 continuous months (intensive, part-time). The engineering streams are:

  • Data Communications, Networking and Protocols
  • SCADA, PLCs and Data Acquisition
  • Industrial IT and Programming
  • Project Management for Industrial Data Communications and IT

The modules are completed in the following order:

  1. Industrial Data Communications
  2. Industrial Ethernet
  3. Wireless Communication Systems
  4. Field Buses
  5. Fiber Optics
  6. DNP3 and IEC 60870-5 for SCADA
  7. TCP/IP and VoIP
  8. Routers and Switches
  9. Modbus
  10. OPC
  11. PLCs
  12. E-Manufacturing, MES and Supply Chain Management
  13. IEC61131-3 for PLC Programming
  14. SCADA and Data Acquisition
  15. Industrial Network Security
  16. HTML/Web Design
  17. Algorithm Design
  18. C++ Programming
  19. SQL Databases
  20. Windows Administration
  21. Project Management
  22. PC Hardware and Troubleshooting

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