Admissions, Recognition of Prior Learning
The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) admission standards for Courses and Modules are based on:
- Recommendations from lecturing staff.
- The particular requirements of each Course and Module.
- The need to maintain overall academic standards of the Institute.
Students applying for any Course or Module must demonstrate an achievement of these admission standards, and provide evidence in one or more of the following ways:
- Previously completed courses of study at other institutions.
- Evidence of work experience including the scope and levels of responsibility.
- Participation in an interview conducted by a member of EIT’s teaching staff, designed to ascertain levels of competence in the Module.
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|Listening||0 to 30|
|0 to 30|
|Speaking||0 to 30|
|Writing||0 to 30|
|Total Score||0 to 120|
Students, with English as a second language, articulating into the Masters program should achieve the following scores or above:
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EIT students, with English as a second language, wanting to articulate into the Masters program must achieve a score of at least 6.50.
When a student requests recognition for prior learning (RPL), in order to receive an exemption from one or more of the Modules required in a Course, the student is required to make a formal written request to the Dean.
Credit can be provided for up to a maximum of 25% of the course.
As required by our various accrediting bodies, the exemption process is rigorous and costly. The following fees are charged to the student when an application for RPL is made:
|Country||Currency||Admin Fee||Inc/Excl Tax|
|Australia||AUD$||200||Inclusive of GST|
|Canada||C$||190||Exclusive of GST or HST|
|New Zealand||NZ$||246||Exclusive of GST|
|South Africa||ZAR||1625||Inclusive of VAT|
|United Kingdom||£||97||Exclusive of VAT|
|United States||US$||190||n/a (inclusive)|
|Africa||ZAR||1425||Exclusive of VAT|
|Rest of World - first world||US$||190||n/a (inclusive)|
|Rest of World - third world||US$||190||n/a (inclusive)|
The exemption process takes between two to four weeks so the registration with an application for RPL must be made with adequate time available to assess the RPL submissions prior to the commencement of the course.
In the first instance the onus is on the prospective student to present a case for exemption. A detailed description of prior learning is to be provided, accompanied by a statement of explanation/justification, drawing from the student’s:
- Existing qualifications (with copies of relevant certificates etc)
- Academic scores (or copy of academic transcript)
- Prior learning; time commitment and Institution details
- Relevant work experience - detailing precisely why this work experience has covered the nominated material
After the claim is submitted, and the assessment for RPL is complete, there are four option levels:
- A full credit is provided for those aspects of the course for which RPL was applied. A certificate of completion is supplied for successful exemptions. RPL is granted on a Module by Module basis, and a pass recorded at the appropriate Level.
- Modules that are passed will retain their status for credit towards a course for a period of 5 years.
- Attendance at webcasts is waived but assignments are to be completed. There will be some costs (evaluation fees) associated. The evaluation fee is approximately 30% of the average cost of each module.
- Part attendance is required. Partial fees are associated. The partial fee is determined after the process or exemption eligibility is completed.
- The rejection of the application.
An appeal to the EIT Academic Board may be made when option 4 is deemed appropriate.