Navigating the Map for Higher Education

To date, Australian higher education providers total around 170, nationally. These providers are a blend of both on-campus and online institutes who offer a range of courses in various fields of study. With enrolments on a perpetual increase, the education industry has become (over a number of years) a high earner with an estimated value of over $26 billion back in 2012.

STEM Education, Toys and the Prosperity of Nations

Chief Australian Scientist, Ian Chubb, has been motivated by a belief that his country’s economic future is looking grim. He is concerned that it is losing its competitive edge in the vital areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). In an effort to ameliorate this he has proposed an ambitious strategy to increase their focus.  

Competition Feedback - August Newsletter

Inspired by the topic in the&nbsp;feature article; bionics, our August newsletter posed a question:  Should athletes with bionic limbs compete with able-bodied competitors?&nbsp;</strong>Find out the two winners and their answers.  

A Tale of Technical Nous, Big Hearts and a Search for anything Electrical and Electronic

From one of our readers:   Mike Abbott, an electrical technician from Perth, Australia.

"In July 2008 I visited Yangon in Myanmar (Burma), in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. There I met a teacher who was, incredibly, feeding his family and eleven orphaned children on his meager wage of $63 per month."


IDC Launches N4-N6 Engineering Programs

We are launching our N4-N6 Engineering programs in the Industrial Instrumentation, Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical disciplines in South Africa. This will be delivered using our popular ‘live’ e-learning methodology. Apply now as places will fill quickly.



Costa Concordia Follow-Up

In October last year I wrote an article entitled Plucky Engineering and Ingenuity which looked at the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster. In this short follow-up it is gratifying to report that it has been successfully towed the180 nautical mile voyage to its scrapping yard in Genoa - it arrived on the 27th July.  

Thor, Lightning and Football


Perhaps Thor, the Norse god of thunder and lightning, was making a point?  The plane carrying the Spanish national football team home from the World Cup in Brazil was struck as it approached its landing in Madrid. One may even wonder if the angry god had taken a bet on this bruised team - adding insult to injury.

Twitter, the Gateway to Valuable Info Sharing

IDC Technologies, and sister company, the Engineering Institute of Technology (online, interactive learning), have opened a gateway to technical info sharing by joining Twitter!


Mid-Year Sale - 40% Off Technical Manuals

We are currently offering 40% off all of our technical manuals for one week only! Plus, you will receive the ebook version of any manuals you order, absolutely free!


Google's Self Driving Car


Google's Self Driving Car Development. Watch volunteers in a short video, take a ride in Mountain View, California.