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What will I learn?

This professional development course is designed for engineers and technicians who need to update their skills and knowledge in the latest electrical and instrumentation technologies, as applied to the oil and gas industry.

Course Details

This course will focus on delivering the practical knowledge required for electrical and instrumentation (E&I) technicians, technologists, and engineers in the oil and gas industry.

There is now an increasing need for higher technology methods of obtaining and processing oil and gas as it is a finite, declining resource. As a result, the technical challenges of extracting oil and gas are becoming ever more demanding, with an increasing emphasis on more marginal fields and previously inaccessible zones such as deep oceans, Polar regions, Falkland Islands and Greenland.

During this course, we will cover a whole spectrum of activities ranging from basic electrical and instrumentation engineering, through to advanced practice in hazardous areas and data communications.

We will also take an in-depth look at a vast array of electrical and instrumentation equipment used in an oil and gas environment, as well as examples of practical treatment of electrical power systems and instrumentation within the oil, gas, petrochemical, and offshore industries.

While this course will cover the necessary theory, it is used in a practical context, giving you the tools required to ensure that the electrical and instrumentation hardware is delivering the results intended.

Time Commitment & Duration

You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This professional development program is delivered online and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.

Which department am I in?

School of Electrical Engineering

Study options

Online/Distance (3 months)

Tuition fees
Total Course Fees AUD $1,395; Tuition fee varies by Country. The given fee is a guide for online students from Australia.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

12 September 2022


About Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT)

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  • Welcomes international students from over 140 countries
  • Offers programs developed by international industry experts
  • Provides more personalised attention with small class sizes