Engineering and Technical Research

Research at the Engineering Institute of Technology


Research is a key part of our activities, with a significant effort being put into the examination of remote laboratories (labs). Remote labs provide access to experiments through the Internet without time and geographical restrictions.


Our key researchers at present working in the remote labs area are:

Dr Steve Mackay
Mr Ric Harrison
Mr Emil Langazov


A useful software package allowing for web and video conferencing and remote labs is our electromeet package (


Brief Survey of EIT Students who are Undertaking an Advanced Diploma in Engineering Course
Prepared by Sarah McMillan on 1st June 2010
The Engineering Institute of Technology surveyed a range of students across their online advanced diploma courses. Students were chosen at random and at different stages of the course from the current three cohorts of the Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering and the current seven cohorts of the Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation (as at 1st June 2010).
The purpose of the survey was to gauge what students thought of the mode of presentation of the e-learning courses as well as the content. It was also used to gather specific information in regards to students’ thoughts on the interactivity of online courses versus face-to-face classroom based courses.