Reducing the energy costs at a facility must surely be one of the most effective and achievable strategies for lowering operating costs. This Competency in Practical Engineering for Energy Efficiency course at Engineering Institute of Technology gives you the practical tools to identify and implement programs and projects to reduce energy consumption in the most effective and practical ways.
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You will be provided with the skills and latest knowledge on proven methods of making real savings in your energy bills. You can initiate such programs as soon as you wish, and start saving immediately thereafter.

The programme

You will be greatly surprised at the levels of energy losses and poor efficiency of some of the devices in your facility that consume power when the facility is operational and also the energy consumption of your facility when it is not operational. Did you know that the operating cost of an electric motor is typically 200 times the initial purchase price over 20 years?

BOTH OF THESE FACTORS ARE COSTING YOUR FIRM – energy can account for up to 85% of the input costs, so reductions in these bills are directly responsible for better profits. You will be taught the fundamental principles of energy efficiency by way of looking for points of wastage, assessment of the cost of energy usage and benefits accruing from improved energy efficiency in the facility. Reference points are needed, so the course will also show you how to quickly and effectively perform an energy audit of your facility, demonstrating the use of installed instrumentation as well as measuring equipment deployed during the audit.

Once you have the correct information from the audit, you will be taught a simple method of cost analysis to help you make the right decisions for improvement, based on the principle of Rapid Return on Investment (RRI). This will enable you to implement the optimum energy-efficient solution and thus to start saving money in some cases immediately, but in a worse case scenario, a typically short period of time (perhaps 3 to 12 months RRI).

Learn more in the Competency in Practical Engineering for Energy Efficiency programme at Engineering Institute of Technology .

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Please get in touch with EIT for detailed information on the start dates for this course. 

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 3 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • 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:

  • Introduction to Energy Efficiency and Energy Management
  • Energy Fundamentals
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Fuels and Combustion
  • Energy Efficient Practices in Thermal Energy Utilities
  • Energy Efficient Practices in Electricity Use

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Tuition Fee

Please contact EIT for detailed fee information

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