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 extracting oil and gas are  becoming ever more demanding, with increasing emphasis on more marginal fields and previously inaccessible zones such as deep oceans, Polar regions, Falkland Islands and Greenland. The aim of this 18-month e-learning program is to provide you with core E & I engineering skills so that these opportunities may be accessed, to enhance your career, and to benefit your firm.

This advanced diploma is presented by lecturers who are highly experienced engineers from industry, having 'worked in the trenches' in the various E & I engineering areas. When doing any course today, a mix of both extensive experience and teaching prowess is essential. All our lecturers have been carefully selected and are seasoned professionals.

This advanced diploma course provides a practical treatment of electrical power systems and instrumentation within the oil, gas, petrochemical and offshore industries. Whilst there is some theory this is used in a practical context giving you the necessary tools to ensure that the Electrical and Instrumentation hardware is delivering the results intended. No matter whether you are a new electrical, instrumentation or control technician/technologist/graduate engineer or indeed, even a practising facilities engineer, you will find this course beneficial in improving your understanding, skills and knowledge of the whole spectrum of activities ranging from basic E & I engineering to advanced practice including hazardous areas, data communications along with a vast array of E & I equipment utilised in an oil and gas environment.


  • Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in E & I oil and gas engineering
  • Tremendous boost to your E & I oil and gas career – no matter whether you are a new graduate or a technician
  • Decades of real experience distilled into the course presentations and materials
  • Guidance from real E & I oil and gas experts in the field
  • Hands-on practical knowledge from the extensive experience of instructors, rather than the theoretical information from books and colleges
  • Credibility as the local expert in E & I oil and gas
  • Networking contacts in the oil and gas industry
  • Improved career prospects and income
  • An Advanced Diploma in Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering for Oil and Gas 

Next intake is scheduled for March 16, 2015

There is still time to apply and join this intake - contact us now!

Who Should Attend?

This course would be ideal for you if you are seeking to get know-how and expertise in the oil and gas business and are an:

  • Instrument and process control technician or technologist
  • Instrument fitter
  • Chemical or mechanical engineer
  • Electrical engineer currently working in a different area to oil and gas
  • Experienced electrician
  • A recent graduate electrical, instrumentation or mechanical engineer

Even if you are highly experienced you will find this a great way to become familiar with the oil and gas technology as quickly as possible.

Course Content

The valuable oil and gas course has five main streams:

  1. Electrical engineering
  2. Instrumentation and Control engineering
  3. General Oil and Gas engineering
  4. Subsea Instrumentation and Control
  5. Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Facilities

**A note regarding recognition of this course in the Australian education system: EIT’s sister company, IDC Technologies, is the owner of this course, which is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (WA). An application is to be submitted to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for this course to be registered for delivery by the EIT (that is, added to the EIT’s “scope”) in all Australian states. The EIT will deliver this course to students worldwide. On the date when the course information shown here was published the application to ASQA was pending, therefore the course commencement date shown is provisional pending formal registration with ASQA.

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