Even engineers need to take a break from time to time, and what do most of us do on our free time? That's right, watching TV shows.
Together, BHP and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment have formed the Future of Work Program to promote educational pathways in regional areas and help support Australia’s road to economic recovery.
BHP’s President Minerals Australia, Edgar Basto, said: “The advanced apprenticeships and short courses offered by the Future of Work Program will help develop the workforce of the future. Australians will be able to re-skill, embrace technology and find new jobs in many sectors, not just mining.
As the goal of a sustainable future becomes increasingly prevalent worldwide, engineers will continue to play a huge role in creating innovative solutions.
World Malaria Day takes place on the 25th of April. As we look towards the future, engineers will continue to be at the forefront when it comes to finding unique ways of malaria prevention.
This year two student ambassadors were selected to represent the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), Aaron Brook and Douglas Mugweni.
In this profile piece, we are proud to introduce Aaron Brook, who is currently studying EIT’s 52708WA - Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation. An accomplished Instrument Reliability Specialist, Aaron has spent several years combining his career with continued education.
With previous post-trade qualifications earned in a range of fields including leadership and management, project management, work health and safety, hazardous area installation, maintenance and inspection and audio engineering, EIT is just the latest addition to Aaron’s learning ventures.
No one knows the value of training better than EIT’s International Engineering Education Manager, Kevin Baker. This year, he celebrates his 21st anniversary in charge of the institute’s group training department, a stewardship that has seen the company run courses for everyone from; Coca-Cola to NASA, the major oil and gas players through to the United Nations.
While EIT prides itself on providing in-person training for any class anywhere in the world, for the past 13-years, there has been a steady migration to the relatively new territory of remote (virtual) teaching.
As energy demand continues to increase in parallel with the growth of the world population, our energy systems need to evolve to be more flexible, sustainable, and distributed.
It was only a month ago that extreme weather events highlighted the fragility of the Texas electrical grid. As Texans’ demand for electricity soared, utility operators revealed just how poorly prepared they were for the cold weather.
The Texas electricity grid failed in spectacular fashion, and there are chances it will happen again.
When you decide to enrol in a program and start studying you are investing time and money into your future goals. While engineers are currently in high-demand, professional selection criteria is becoming increasingly competitive. Hard work and good grades are no longer enough to set yourself apart in the industry. As one of Dyson’s successful engineers commented ‘It’s not always the most intelligent student that makes the best engineer’.
This month we came up with a few points that will help you stand out from the crowd:
1- Create a competitive CV
As an engineer, your résumé becomes a marketing tool that will emphasize your assets.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling manufacturers to improve efficiencies, reduce waste and increase profits.
Originally from Nigeria, Felix Okoh is a current on-campus Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) student who began his EIT learning journey online. He is now based in Perth in Western Australia and this month we had the pleasure of hearing about his experience from starting his studies online before transferring to on-campus.
Why did you select EIT as your education provider?
Before joining I did extensive research on different institutes.