An award-winning South African journalist, Adriaan has two Excellence Awards in Feature Writing to his name. He’s worked for The Citizen, a daily South African newspaper as well as written for a slew of publications and even had a stint as a content manager for a reality TV show. He studied Audio Visual Communication and Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg, and still calls Johannesburg home.

Group Training in the Energy Field Creates a Sense of Belonging

October 21, 2021 11:06 am
Kelvin Power Station in South Africa has taken to expanding its annual budget for employee group training, upskilling, and education a few years ago and the result is phenomenal. One of the major successes is 90% employee retention. How did they do it? One part lies in group training, where...Read More

How FIFO Work Impacts Mental Health and Well-Being

October 19, 2021 10:32 am
Mental Health Month is recognized each year in the month of October. We are taking this month to raise awareness around the mental health and well-being of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers and their families. Commonly used in the mining and oil and gas drilling industries, FIFO jobs involve employing contractors...Read More

Q&A with EIT Instructor Frikkie Marx

October 12, 2021 8:32 am
Frikkie Marx has been with EIT for more than two decades. In that time, he’s cemented himself as a backbone member of staff when it comes to online presentations and group training in South Africa. An updated list of courses he has presented with IDC and EIT is so extensive...Read More

How Do I Future-Proof My Engineering Career?

October 11, 2021 10:10 am
Engineers have a lot going for them in terms of career prospects. According to the 2020 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy, engineering skills are on their list of the highest-demand skills that are essential to break into, what WEF deems, emerging professional...Read More

World Teachers' Day: Why These EIT Lecturers Love Teaching

October 4, 2021 4:20 pm
October 5th marks World Teachers Day', an opportunity to celebrate and thank teachers for their important role in our communities and for the positive impact they have on the lives of students. Teachers are so much more than meets the eye. In fact, students seldom take into consideration that outside...Read More

International Coffee Day 2021: The Science Behind Caffeine

September 28, 2021 4:29 pm
Some people get jittery without it, others can’t stand the taste, and then there’s those who not only appreciate its unique bitter flavor but will go to great lengths to experience the best of the best. October 1 marks International Coffee Day and it’s time to get behind the bean...Read More

Backyard Roller Coasters and the Engineers That Build Them

September 28, 2021 4:28 pm
Buckle up, because this is going to be a bumpy read, or is that ride? The concept behind backyard roller coasters (BYRC) seem innocent enough. Men, women, and budding engineers build roller coasters for themselves in their backyard when they don’t have constant access to theme parks.  But the lore...Read More

World Animal Day 2021: Drones Take Animal Research to New Heights

September 22, 2021 10:21 am
World Animal Day is a global event celebrated each year on the 4th of October and it works to address localized issues surrounding animal welfare. According to, World Animal Day is a social movement that aims to raise the status of animals through the actions of individuals, businesses, and policies of...Read More

Opinion: Are Foldable Phones Isolating UX?

September 20, 2021 9:50 am
The fanfare of major events like Apple Event’s or Samsung Direct has become synonymous with big tech unveilings of new flagship devices for major manufacturers. EIT Journalist, Adriaan Roets, shares his thoughts on one of the latest topical releases. New products that seem odd upon unveiling often become more sensical later....Read More

Meet EIT On-Campus Student Representative: Shashi Senevirathna

September 15, 2021 3:01 pm
Currently studying EIT's Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) at our Melbourne campus and recently appointed as EIT's on-campus higher education ambassador, Shashikala Senevirathna is the definition of a well-rounded engineer. Fondly known as Shashi, she started her education pathway in engineering a decade ago at the University of Peradeniya in...Read More

How Do I Make My Engineering CV Stand Out?

September 13, 2021 9:54 am
When compiling your professional resume or curriculum vitae (CV), merely printing your credentials on thicker paper won’t make it stand out. When you put some extra thought and attention into the content and your personal marketing, printing it on standard A4 paper will not only do the job, but it...Read More

The Top 5 Reasons to Study an Engineering Degree

September 10, 2021 2:44 pm
An engineering degree can open up doors. From good entry-level salaries, the possibility to see the world, and an ever-evolving career, engineering remains a field of possibilities.  Here’s some of the reason you should consider Engineering. 1. Engineering is considered the education of the future Completing an engineering course means...Read More

Reverse Engineering: It’s Not About Going Retro but Finding Solutions

August 27, 2021 9:18 am
Paper. Something that has been around for thousands of years is getting reverse engineering treatment to help save the planet. At the helm of the operation is trained electrical engineer Mahbub Sumon from Narayanganj, Bangladesh.  In 2018, he and three friends founded Shalbrikhkho and started their first project to create...Read More

How Online Study Helped an EIT Graduate Further His Career

August 23, 2021 3:05 pm
Skilled Engineer and EIT Graduate, Daniel Baidoo, enjoys solving complex problems. However, one problem he never had to solve was studying while working full time. The two worlds just melded together in the end, and it is something he believes gave him an advantage professionally. Studying EIT’s 52882WA - Advanced...Read More

How 3D Printing Is Changing the World

August 13, 2021 11:25 am
From schools to pedestrian safety, 3D printing is playing a role in education. In rural Malawi, going to school is not simple. Long walks with no reliable transport coupled with the lack of infrastructure create a scenario where dropping out of school is common. Now, 3D printing is changing that....Read More

The Future of Engineering Education

August 9, 2021 3:39 pm
While it's easy to think the future of engineering education will be on how to build flying cars and today's curriculum will be obsolete, science-fiction has to wait. The future of engineering education is likely attached to new skills development, including creative studies, incorporating mental health considerations and still using...Read More

From Biggest to Smallest: The Fascinating World of Valves

July 19, 2021 4:18 pm
At their most basic, valves are mechanical devices that control the flow within a system or process. This control is achieved by the manipulation of some of type of obstructer. They come in many shapes and sizes but Texas is home to the one of the biggest. The accolade came...Read More

From Industry 4.0 to Engineering 4.0

July 12, 2021 9:56 am
Almost a decade ago, the opening ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games showed the world a recreation of Britain’s industrial revolution in spectacular fashion. As cameras panned over the Olympic Stadium and factories sprouted out of thin air, the rapid evolution of the industry was illustrated to 900 million...Read More

Is Virtual Reality the Future of Education?

July 8, 2021 3:49 pm
For Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students and professionals, virtual reality (VR) allows for engaging and realistic first-person immersion. Leading companies and organizations are beginning to use the technology in education and training to connect knowledge with experience. Photo by XR Expo on Unsplash A Learning Analytics Theoretical Framework...Read More

Meet EIT Lecturer: Dr. Akhlaqur Rahman

July 5, 2021 1:53 pm
EIT Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Dr. Akhlaqur Rahman, is one of the mesmerizing engineers within EIT’s Academic Team that is as passionate about learning as he is about the latest engineering trends.   Pictured: Dr. Akhlaqur Rahman “Engineering is ever-evolving and full of potential. All you need is the right attitude and determination. That’s what I love...Read More

Five Amazing AI Creations in Film and Their Real-World Counterparts

July 2, 2021 3:30 pm
Here at EIT, we love a good movie that pushes the envelope of innovation, and no genre does it better than Science Fiction. Theoretically, a lot of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cinematic adventures could be plausible, and in fact, this list of five AI creations do have counterparts in the...Read More

EIT Introduces 9 New Graduate Certificate Courses

July 2, 2021 10:09 am
Micro-credentials like Graduate Certificates are emerging as badges of honor in the workplace or as an educational pathway to further education in engineering.   It is an excellent way for working engineers to upskill, or for graduates to add to their academic portfolio and be job-ready.  Nine New Courses With EIT  EIT is introducing 9 new...Read More

How an EIT Graduate Is Paving the Way for Women in Engineering

June 23, 2021 1:17 pm
June 23rd marks International Women in Engineering Day. Today we are recognizing the fantastic work of women in engineering including almost three-time EIT graduate, Renée Gaspar. With a Bachelors of Applied Science in Materials Chemistry and a Bachelor of Engineering Honors Degree in Chemical Engineering from RMIT University, as a...Read More

5 Ways To Study More Effectively

June 22, 2021 9:35 am
We get it, deadlines are tough. However, it’s never too late to develop and implement productive habits to help you study more effectively. There are many ways you can improve your overall approach to studying that can help to raise your marks and lead to an even better understanding of...Read More
aerial view of deforestation

Desertification: What Is It and How Can It Be Prevented?

June 11, 2021 2:55 pm
On the 17th of June, the United Nations will observe World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, an annual event that raises awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought. Desertification and drought are two closely related occurrences. However, while drought is...Read More

Perth Named the Sixth Most Livable City in the World

June 9, 2021 4:08 pm
Australia could be the most livable country in the world according to The Global Livability Index 2021. Only four nations have cities that made the Top 10 list this year; New Zealand, Japan, Switzerland, and Australia – with Australian cities securing four spots on the list. Adelaide, according to the...Read More
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World Oceans Day: What Are Engineers Doing to Clean the Seas?

June 7, 2021 10:05 am
On World Oceans Day, we are recognizing the pivotal role engineers play in improving the health of earth's oceans. Here are three engineering initiatives that are helping to protect and clean up the seas. World Oceans Day is an international day that takes place annually on 8 June. The UN...Read More

Top 5 Green Engineering Trends

June 4, 2021 2:26 pm
As the effects of climate change and global warming become more apparent, innovative engineering trends are the key solutions to promoting sustainable change. From one day to another, trends quickly change and develop to respond to the needs and wants of society. However, when it comes to the field of...Read More

From Bridges to AR Apps: Impressive Feats of Engineering

May 31, 2021 2:26 pm
At its core, engineering is the application of science and math to solve problems. However, it is when it becomes a human experience where engineering feats truly shine. There are many feats of engineering across the world that make people stand back in awe. From the Statue of Unity in...Read More
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From Pollution to Energy-Efficiency: The Importance of Lighting Design

May 20, 2021 4:20 pm
Electrical light sources are responsible for 15 percent of global electricity consumption. As the world strives towards more sustainable solutions, there is an increasing need for innovation in lighting design. For engineers, it means that your project today needs to be environmentally sustainable tomorrow. EIT lecturer, Dr. Ana Evangelista, recently...Read More