The focus of this Competency in Electrical Power System Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers course at Engineering Institute of Technology is on the building blocks of electrical engineering, the fundamentals of electrical design and integrating electrical engineering know-how into the other disciplines within a corporation.
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The Competency in Electrical Power System Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers course at Engineering Institute of Technology examines AC and DC motors and reviews electrical lighting and illumination concepts. The power hungry topic of electrical heating in industry is also examined. The impact, especially in the modern world of power electronics, is discussed with a demonstration of the possible unpleasant harmonics arising from using this powerful technology. This then smoothly leads into the topic of dealing with power quality. 

The programme

Three major topics are electrical power system protection, electrical safety and customer installations. The penultimate topic of great interest to executive management in a company (and indeed municipalities and governments) is load forecasting. The online course is concluded with modern developments such as substation automation, the smart grid, industrial data communications and the still controversial topic of carbon trading. 

An online course such as this is certainly not going to make you a professional electrical engineer - although many experienced electrical engineers have commented on how useful this course has been in broadening their perspective in other areas of the electrical world. Nonetheless, you will gain a valuable toolbox of skills in electrical engineering, thus becoming far more productive and safer in your career and in working with electrical engineers, technicians, and managers.

By The End Of This 3-month Interactive Live Online Course You Will Learn:

  • The basics of electrical power engineering
  • Basic electrical design rules
  • Practical steps in selection, installation and commissioning of electrical systems
  • How to work more effectively with electrical engineering professionals
  • How to apply the local electrical codes effectively
  • The role that electrical power plays within your corporation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadline: one week before the start date.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 3 months
    • Intensity 5 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week. 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 on a part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Proactive tutoring and support
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic theory of charges and current flow
  • Electrical parameters – voltage, current, resistance, inductance, capacitance, power, energy and frequency
  • OHMS law and electric circuits
  • Single phase and three phase systems
  • Various forms of energy and energy conversion
  • Conventional power sources – coal fired, hydro and nuclear power plant

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

CRICOS Provider Number - 03567C

Tuition Fee

Please contact EIT for detailed fee information

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