Electrical Engineering

As a leading provider of continuing education in fields ranging from instrumentation to mechanical engineering, our goal is simple: to keep you up-to-date and productive in your chosen career.

With cutting-edge engineering training, technical manuals, e-learning software, and conferences, studying electronic or electrical engineering at IDC Technologies is guaranteed to provide measurable, significant productivity gains - and help boost your earning power as a result.


Critical Power Supply Options and Planning of High Availability Supplies

This workshop shows you how to ensure reliable power supply to critical systems using various available options - it will discuss how to save dollars by finding the right solution to your needs so that you invest just what is needed and where it is needed.


Diesel Power Generation Plants with Multiple Machines in Parallel and on the Electrical Power Grid

This course will discuss the need for standby/emergency power generation in industries and the details of engine-based power stations.


Earthing of Utility and Industrial Distribution Systems

Essentially this workshop is broken down into system grounding, protective grounding and surge/noise protection of power and electronics systems normally found in distribution networks.


Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities

This course provides a whole spectrum of activities ranging from basic electrical and instrumentation 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.


Electrical Drawings and Schematics

Various types of electrical drawings and their application, the steps in planning a drawing, selection of drawing size and scale, use of standardised symbols etc will be described in detail with commonly used examples from industry practice.


Electrical Engineering Master Series

This course is intended to be the distillation of the key skills and know-how in practical, state-of-the-art electrical engineering.


Electrical Maintenance for Engineers and Technicians

We have taken all the latest techniques and know-how relating to electrical maintenance and distilled this hard-hitting workshop so that you can update yourself in this fast-moving and powerful area.


Electrical Maintenance for Instrumentation and Electrical Personnel

This workshop will also update you with the latest information on the maintenance and installation aspects of cables, substations and switchgear, transformers, circuit breakers and motors.


Electrical Power System Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers

The focus is on the building blocks of electrical engineering, the fundamentals of electrical design and integrating electrical engineering know-how into the other disciplines within an organization.


Electrical Power System Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers - 4 hour online course

This course will focus on the building blocks of electrical engineering, the fundamentals of electrical design and integrating electrical engineering know-how into the other disciplines within an organization. Unnecessary theory will be minimized and you will focus on best practice over the duration of the course.


Electrical Substation and Switchyard Design

This course will present a comprehensive capsule of all the knowledge essential for a substation designer and walk the participants through the substation design process using a set of interlinked case studies.


Emergency Power Supplies: Electrical Distribution Design, Installation and Commissioning

The objective of this workshop is to teach the basic facts about ensuring reliable power supply to critical systems using various available options. This workshop will also briefly look at the design issues involved in planning the distribution of emergency power.


Energy Efficiency, Design, Engineering and Auditing

This workshop gives you practical tools to identify and implement programs and projects to reduce energy consumption in the most effective and practical ways. You will be provided with the skills and latest knowledge on proven methods of making real savings in your energy bills.


Fundamentals of Operation and Troubleshooting of Emergency/Standby Power Generation using Diesel Generators

Industries require stable, reliable power supply. Sometimes this becomes difficult due to remote location of the industry or weak grid supply.


Fundamentals of Smart Metering

The objective of this workshop is to learn the implementation of smart metering for domestic and business places and to learn to design smart homes and smart premises using this technique.


Grounding of Utility and Industrial Distribution Systems

Essentially this workshop is broken down into system grounding, protective grounding and surge/noise protection of power and electronics systems normally found in distribution networks.


High Voltage Design and Installations Master Class

This intensive master class addresses the AS 2067-2008 standard (substations and high voltage installations exceeding 1kV a.c.) in a practical applied manner.


High Voltage Design and Installations Master Class (for the UK)

This intensive two-day master class addresses the BS EN 61936-1:2010 standard (substations and high voltage installations exceeding 1kV a.c.) in a practical applied manner.


High Voltage Electrical Compliance and Safety Operating Procedures

Employees performing operations and maintenance work on high voltage electrical transmission and distribution systems are exposed to a greater hazard than most other employees.


High Voltage Safety Operating Procedures for Engineers and Technicians

This workshop introduces participants to all aspects of the procedures required for ensuring safe work in any job involving high voltage.


HV Circuit Breaker Operating Mechanisms - Hydraulic Systems

This workshop covers basic hydraulics for circuit breakers, operation of electro-hydraulic operating system, maintenance of circuit breaker hydraulic systems plus much more...


HV Circuit Breaker Operating Mechanisms - Pneumatic & Compressor Systems

Learn the basic operating principles of circuit breakers as well as the different types. Review the range of operating mechanisms with a focus on pneumatics and compressors.


Inspection, Testing and Commissioning of Electrical Switchboards, Circuit Breakers, Protective Relays, Cables and PLCs

The overall focus of this workshop is on electrical inspection, testing and commissioning and will commence with a detailed examination of switchgear (and circuit breakers). This workshop covers key elements in a practical and project focused way.

Installation, Testing and Troubleshooting of Transformers

This workshop will provide you with practical knowledge (including tips, tricks and tools) covering the fundamentals of power transformers and their testing.


Installing, Programming and Commissioning of Power System Protection Relays and Hardware

In this workshop, you will gain a thorough understanding of the capabilities of power system protection relays and how they fit into the overall distribution network.


Lightning, Surge Protection & Earthing of Electrical & Electronic Systems in Industrial Networks

This workshop looks at these issues from a fresh yet practical perspective and enables you to reduce expensive down time on your plant and equipment by the correct application of these principles.


Maintenance and Troubleshooting of UPS Systems and Battery Power Supplies

This workshop is designed for you if you want to obtain a basic understanding of the application, installation, operation and troubleshooting of UPS systems and batteries.


Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering for Non-Engineers

This workshop will enable you to work more effectively with your engineering colleagues – no matter whether they are operators, tradespersons, technicians or engineers.


Medium Voltage AC Motors for the Power Industry - Working Principles, Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

This course gives you a thorough understanding of electrical motor’s working, maintenance and failure modes and gives you the tools to maintain and troubleshoot electrical motors.


Operation and Maintenance of Diesel Power Generating Plants

This workshop is designed to familiarize you with various aspects of diesel generating power plants for practical application.


Power Cables: Operation, Maintenance, Location and Fault Detection

This workshop is designed to ensure that those responsible for the selection, laying, operation, maintenance and monitoring of power cables understands the technical issues involved and comply with relevant specifications and requirements.


Arc Flash Protection for Electrical Safety Professionals

This workshop will detail the basis of this approach and also about the major advances that have been made in the area of PPE made of FR fabrics and rated for different levels of thermal exposure.


Distribution & Substation Automation (incl. Communications) for Electrical Power Systems

This workshop is designed to familiarize you with all aspects of distribution and substation automation - the components and architecture of the typical distribution and substation automation system are detailed.


Earthing, Bonding, Lightning & Surge Protection

This workshop is designed to demystify the subject of earthing and presents the subject in a clear, straightforward manner. Installation, testing and inspection procedures for industrial and commercial power systems will be examined in detail.

Electrical Network Automation & Communication Systems

Ensure that you are informed and a part of this leading edge technology by attending our workshop presenting an objective, unbiased view of the latest and future developments in this area of electrical engineering.


Electrical Safety Techniques for Industry

In this workshop, we will take a look at the theoretical aspects of safety as well as the practical issues including the statutory and safety-training related aspects.


Electrical Substation Safety for Engineers and Technicians

In this workshop, we will take a look at the theoretical aspects of safety as well as the practical and statutory issues. Safety is not simply a matter of taking precautions in the workplace- it has to start at the stage of equipment design.


Electrical Wiring Standards - AS/NZS 3000:2007

Any engineer involved in planning and design of electrical systems, their installation or maintenance must have a clear idea about the various requirements contained in this standard.


Electrical Wiring Standards - IEE BS7671:2008+A1:2011 Edition

The course provides a summary of the basic principles necessary for a good understanding of electrical installation technology.


Electrical Wiring Standards - National Rules for Electrical Installations - ET 101:2008

This workshop is designed to provide up to date information and training on the current edition of National Rules ET 101: 2008.


Energy Efficiency, Design, Engineering and Auditing

This workshop gives you the practical tools to identify and implement programs and projects to reduce energy consumption in the most effective and practical ways.


HV and LV Switching Operations and Safety Rules

This workshop emphasises on the isolation procedures to ensure proper and safe isolation of HV, LV and secondary circuits.


HV Cable Jointing & Terminations for Engineers and Technicians

We will discuss cable terminations and joints issues in this course by looking at the fundamental theoretical aspects involved.


Maintenance & Troubleshooting of Battery Power Supplies

This workshop provides you and your personnel with the knowledge and information required to perform their duties competently and safely in working with lead acid batteries.


Medium & High Voltage Testing of Electrical Equipment for Engineers and Technicians

This workshop is designed to familiarise you with various aspects of testing general electrical equipment and high voltage testing in particular.


Motor Protection, Control and Maintenance Technologies

This workshop gives you a thorough understanding of electrical motor’s protection, control and maintenance and gives you the tools to maintain and troubleshoot electrical motors.


Power Cabling and Earthing

This course is designed to ensure that those responsible for the selection, installation, and maintenance of power cabling and earthing systems understand the technical issues involved and comply with relevant specifications and requirements in a practical and effective manner.


Power Distribution

A practical workshop in power distribution, focusing on medium voltage (1kV- 36kV) power considerations, switchgear, power cables, transformers, power factor correction, earthing, lightning protection and network studies.

Power Distribution and System Protection for Engineers and Technicians

A practical workshop in power distribution, focusing on medium voltage (1kV- 36kV) power considerations, switchgear, power cables, transformers, and power factor correction.


Power Quality: Problems & Solutions

This hand-on workshop examines the procedures for design and installation for earthing and neutral systems, while reviewing the fundamentals of power quality and EMC.


Power System Harmonics, Earthing and Power Quality - Problems and Solutions

The power system harmonics, earthing and power quality workshop is a comprehensive, highly practical and interactive course dealing with the various types of power quality problems that have a wide ranging effect on the power systems equipment and apparatus in any plant.


Power System Protection for Engineers and Technicians

This workshop has been designed to give plant operators, electricians, field technicians and engineers a better appreciation of the role played by power system protection systems. It is designed to provide excellent understanding on both a theoretical and practical level.


Power Transformers – Operation, Maintenance and Testing

The course will develop and enhance an understanding of what is involved in the maintenance of these essential components of power systems, through the tips and tricks learnt and developed by some of the world’s pre-eminent electrical engineers.


Troubleshooting of Electrical Equipment and Control Circuits

This workshop focuses on the main issues of troubleshooting electrical equipment and control circuits of today to enable you to walk onto your plant or facility to troubleshoot and fix problems as quickly as possible.


Variable Speed Drives for Instrumentation and Control Systems

This workshop gives you a fundamental understanding of the installation, operation and troubleshooting of variable speed drives. The concluding section of the workshop gives you the fundamental tools in troubleshooting VSDs confidently and effectively.


Safe Operation and Maintenance of Circuit Breakers and Switchgear

This comprehensive workshop focuses on medium voltage switchgear, which comprises by far the bulk of switchgear on most electricity distribution systems.


South African Standard SANS 10142 - The Wiring of Premises

This workshop is designed to provide up to date information and training on the latest edition of South African Standard SANS 10142 – ‘The Wiring of Premises’.


Standby Power and Energy Efficiency

The key initial objective of the workshop is to go through the key steps in ensuring a reliable power supply to critical systems using various available options.


Switchgear and Distribution Systems

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarise students with the basic concepts of a power distribution system, switchgear design and the principles of operation and applications of protection systems for the industrial electrical distribution systems.


The Fundamentals of Power Distribution and Power Systems: Hands-on Practical Analysis and Design

This workshop will provide a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of power distribution systems.

Troubleshooting, Maintenance & Protection of AC Electrical Motors and Drives

This workshop gives you a thorough understanding of electrical motor’s working, maintenance and failure modes and gives you the tools to maintain and troubleshoot electrical motors.


Understanding Electrical Engineering and Safety for Non-Electricians

This workshop aims to take the mystery out of electrical engineering and give a good understanding of the fundamental principles of electricity.


Wind & Solar Power - Renewable Energy Technologies

In the past 10 years significant increases in applying wind and solar power technologies from the domestic user to the corporate market have occurred.