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.

 

Students may be required to provide copies of original certified copies of certificates or testamurs to support their claims. Students may also be required to provide the names of up to three referees who can testify to the accuracy of the qualifications and work experience claims, as well as the ability of the student to complete the Course/Module.
 
EIT's courses are presented in English, the reading materials are written in English and the assessments are expected to be submitted in English. As a result English testing may be required of students with English as a second language.
 


 
TOEFL

Using the latest technology, the TOEFL iBT test is an Internet-Based Test (iBT) that measures a candidate’s ability to combine listening, reading, speaking and writing skills, making it the most comprehensive English-language proficiency test. With unmatched scoring procedures and security measures, the TOEFL test is the industry standard in English-language assessment.

The TOEFL iBT test:

  • Measures all 4 language skills in an academic context
  • Is recognized globally by more than 7,000 educational institutions in over 165 countries
  • Offers an extensive test center network of more than 4,500 locations
  • Provides frequent administrations for greater student access
  • Ensures maximum security, with score reports sent directly from ETS

TOEFL® iBT scores provide information about the applicant's ability to communicate in English in an academic environment.

The TOEFL® iBT score scale is:
 
Test Section Score Range
Listening 0 to 30
Reading 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:

Listening:  23
Reading:  22
Speaking:  18
Writing:  22
   
Total Score:  85

 
The IELTS is recognized by 6,000 institutions across 120 countries. The IELTS’ nine (9) band score system grades scores consistently. It is secure, benchmarked and understood worldwide. Test materials are designed carefully so that every version of the test is of a comparable level of difficulty.
 

IELTS Examiners are fully qualified and follow the IELTS standardized testing around the world. IELTS has a quality-controlled system of recruitment, training, benchmarking, certification and monitoring. IELTS markers are regularly monitored and tested every two years to retain their certification.

The test centres are managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia or by independent organisations that meet strict standards of quality, security and customer service.

The free IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service enables universities and employers to authenticate test report forms and safeguards against fraudulent report forms

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
Ireland 122 n/a (inclusive)
New Zealand NZ$ 246 Exclusive of GST
Singapore S$ 260 n/a (inclusive)
South Africa ZAR 1625 Inclusive of VAT
United Kingdom £ 97 Exclusive of VAT
United States US$ 190 n/a (inclusive)
Malaysia MYR 616 n/a (inclusive)
India INR 8050 Exclusive
Africa ZAR 1425 Exclusive of VAT
Europe 122 n/a (inclusive)
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:

  1. 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.
  2. Modules that are passed will retain their status for credit towards a course for a period of 5 years.
  3. 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.
  4. Part attendance is required. Partial fees are associated. The partial fee is determined after the process or exemption eligibility is completed.
  5. The rejection of the application.

 

An appeal to the EIT Academic Board may be made when option 4 is deemed appropriate.