The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) programs cover a variety of engineering disciplines and a breadth of levels from Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs to Master’s level programs, therefore a variety or library resources and collections are required to support these programs. Course material readings for Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master’s programs are primarily based on existing resources within our library collections, within copyright allowance, to ensure students have full access to the program’s required readings.
EIT students have access to the online EIT eLibrary containing over 160 technical manuals published by IDC Technologies covering a range of disciplines including mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical engineering as well as instrumentation, automation and process control and data communications and networking. The eLibrary resources are available in electronic format for EIT students to access online via their browser. EIT students have access to an EIT eLibrary for the duration of their program. Several of these titles were developed in line with EIT programs and meet the specific needs and niche topics.
EIT students also have access to Knovel library, an online library containing resources for specific industries and engineering disciplines collated by Elsevier publishers. Knovel library suits the needs of EIT students as it provides content on various topics including process and design information and best practice, plus interactive graphs, tables, equations and formulation materials across several engineering areas such as Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering. EIT reviews Knovel user access and resources quarterly to ensure the resources in this library support current and new programs. New collections and student accounts can be added to the Knovel library as required.
EIT plans to gradually add several other collections to the current Knovel library access; including collections in Civil Engineering and Construction Materials, Engineering Management and Leadership, General Engineering and Project Administration and Oil and Gas Engineering. Text books and Standards are added to the general library resource collection as required, to reflect the needs of each program.
EIT students studying Higher Education programs are provided with access to the IEEE Xplore STEM45 Journal collection. This online journal collection includes unlimited, full text access to 45 selected IEEE Journals. This collection is a valuable resource to all EIT Higher Education program students, providing access to the very latest research articles, across a range of topics relevant to our EIT courses. Each Journal is highly cited and peer reviewed to ensure the highest quality content, plus the complete backfile of each Journal. Access to this collection will be given to all EIT Higher Education program students, and selected Advanced Diploma courses. For more information please see the IEEE Xplore STEM45 information sheet here www.ieee.org/go/stem.
EIT also maintains a general library resource collection of 500+ highly specialized engineering and academic text books and Standards relating to each specific program. The resources in this collection can be provided to students within our Copyright Licence Agreement. This library is updated on an ongoing basis with additional resources added to this collection on a weekly basis.
As a member of COPHE (Council of Private Higher Education) and a member of the COPHE Library Network Consortium, EIT has access to seminar and workshop training sessions to develop and improve the library services offered to EIT students. COPHE Library Network Consortium also offers members access to various libraries such as Oxford Referencing library and Informit Library. EIT plans to add additional libraries to the collection in the coming months.
A list of specific text books and resources that each student is required to purchase / have access to is listed in each unit outline for the relevant course of study.