Advanced Diploma of Industrial Data Communication, Networking and IT

Engineering Institute of Technology
Program overview 18 Months Full time/part time Diploma / Certificate Scholarships available English
Start dates Show all (1) Australia

Program description

In today’s world, there is a growing shortage of industrial data communications and industrial IT engineers, technologists and technicians. This is due to new technologies taking center stage in modern plants, factories and offices. This course provides you a through understanding of modern industrial data communication technologies underpinned by practical, hands-on experience and expertise from our global industry experienced instructors.

This program aims to impart the necessary industrial data communications skills, and all the theory covered is tied to a practical outcome. Four threads run through the program to give you maximum, functional coverage in the field of industrial data communications. These threads comprise of data communications, networking and protocols,  SCADA, PLCs and data acquisition, project management for industrial data communications and IT, and industrial IT and programming.

Graduates will emerge from the course able to demonstrate specialized and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge, with considerable depth, in the area of Data Communication, Networking and Information Technology.

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 feel 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.

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must have at least a Cert III trade qualification or equivalent in a related field; AND
  • They must have at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field; OR
  • At least 4 years’ work experience in a related field – subject to acceptance of an application for Credit to Entry;** AND
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in a Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • 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 TOEFL equivalent; OR
  • Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT, or by another tertiary institution, in English.
** Note: Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis; if applicants do not meet the above requirements, applicants are welcome to apply in writing to the Learning Support Officer.

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Engineering Institute of Technology

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) delivers industry-driven programs to ensure our  students have the skills required in the real industrial world. Our four Bachelor of Science degrees  and our four Master of Engineering degrees are available on campus in Perth, Western Australia  and online. Our four Master of Engineering degrees are...

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Engineering Institute of Technology

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Address:West Perth, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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