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.

LEGO robots: why adults are buying all the bricks

October 11, 2022 10:20 am
Being an adult comes with bills, stress, and realities you often don’t realize in your youth. You don’t really want to eat candy all day and watch television till your eyes go square – you’re simply too busy. Are LEGO robots a solution? But childhood dreams aren’t squashed once you...Read More

5 reasons to study with EIT

October 10, 2022 4:45 pm
Recently the annual QILT survey results were announced. The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) are a suite of government-endorsed surveys for higher education, across the student life cycle from commencement to employment. Thousands of students participate in the survey every year. Despite competing with Australia’s largest and most...Read More

EIT students go exploring

October 4, 2022 5:58 pm
A group of EIT students visited a leading engineering firm in Western Australia, Hofmann Engineering. These kinds of visits articulate the processes and roles of engineers in manufacturing and automation. They are beneficial for students that will soon occupy roles within manufacturing and other engineering processes. According to Dr Arti...Read More

Why Earthing and Lightning Protection is important

October 4, 2022 1:44 pm
There’s no reason for sparks to fly in engineering – sound lighting protection, and keen earthing keeps everyone and their electronics safe. To start, it’s important to note the damage lightning can cause, not just as a natural phenomenon, but as one observed in the human world. Photo by richard...Read More

Global employment megatrends highlight opportunities for engineers

September 21, 2022 8:23 pm
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia (CSIRO) identified key megatrends shaping our lives for decades to come. A megatrend is seen as a long-term trend that affects societies, governments, and economies permanently, and these trends happen when multiple smaller trends merge to create a megatrend. The following...Read More

The Power of Fungi

September 12, 2022 3:45 pm
As food fungi are renowned for their meaty, Unami flavor. In engineering, it’s equally beefy as part of sustainability. These fungi can do a lot more than we thought. For the future Nearly all industrially fabricated materials produced today, like construction and packaging materials, cannot be recycled and aren’t environmentally...Read More

Made to Move: a Deep Dive into Vibration Analysis

September 12, 2022 3:17 pm
Out of all the components and areas of study, few are as unique and ultimately vital within a subsect of Mechanical Engineering as Vibration Engineering and Analysis. Photo by Thomas Galler on Unsplash It is the make or break within mechanical engineering that either optimizes if moving components will last...Read More
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The Growth of Sustainable Concrete

September 12, 2022 3:17 pm
Sustainable technologies in civil engineering, including green or sustainable concrete, become even more important now when population growth, continuous industrial development, and construction of infrastructure create huge amounts of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Additionally, fossil fuels are no longer the cornerstone of the built environment, as bio-based composite building...Read More

Like math? Celebrate Fibonacci Day this year

September 12, 2022 3:17 pm
This year on 23 November the world is celebrating Fibonacci Day to acknowledge a famous Fibonacci Sequence. It makes sense, the Fibonacci Sequence is a sequence of numbers that changed math and our understanding of the natural environment forever. If you’re not an Engineering student or missed the day in...Read More
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10 YouTube Channels for Engineers: Learn Engineering Foundations with Ease

September 12, 2022 3:12 pm
Social media like YouTube has been central in disseminating informative content, and that includes additional learning for students. YouTube channels for engineers are out there, ready to be discovered. But is it helpful? The short answer is very, but only if there’s a mindful approach to using social media that...Read More

Engineering Stories From Around the World

August 15, 2022 5:25 pm
In our July EIT Newsletter, we ran a competition, inviting newsletter subscribers to tell us about their lives, careers and what engineering means to them. We are glad to announce the first winners of the competition, and we approached them to share their unique stories with us. The entries in...Read More

What is Graduate Diploma, and do I need it?

August 15, 2022 2:41 pm
If you completed a degree, or you are working as an engineer at the level of Engineering Technologist after you graduated you may have pondered how, when and why to start a Master's degree to further accelerate your career and additionally gain specialized knowledge. Photo by Himal Rana on Unsplash...Read More
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On the Road To Becoming a Civil Engineer

August 15, 2022 2:40 pm
Cities, roads, and life would be near impossible to imagine without the work of Civil Engineers. The discipline is one of many hats – and also a fascinating field to look into. Because to build a career as a Civil Engineer you need more than mere knowledge of structures. You...Read More
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A glance at engineering skill gaps, and how to address them

August 1, 2022 10:09 pm
Looking at the year ahead, we approached EIT lecturers, esteemed academics and industry professionals, to share their wisdom and identify potential engineering skill gaps which could be faced in 2023. We posed the following three questions to each of our experts: What are some skill gaps engineers could possibly face...Read More

EIT’s Deputy Dean inducted as Engineers Australia Fellow

July 26, 2022 3:14 pm
To become an Engineers Australia Fellow you need to live and breathe engineering. In fact, according to Engineers Australia (EA) membership as a Fellow at the organization is regarded as the highest level of membership. Newly elected WA President Jodey Brockhurst and Indumathi V, EIT's Deputy Dean. Picture: EA In fact,...Read More
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IDC Earthing Conference Birmingham 2022

July 12, 2022 9:52 am
We look back at the IDC Earthing Conference Birmingham 2022 held in May where EIT staff came together to support IDC Technologies in the UK for, what everyone considers an amazing time back after a few years of no face-to-face gatherings. The conference ran over two days and covered many...Read More

Batteries In Charge

July 11, 2022 3:56 pm
Batteries are on top of the list when it comes to sustainability trends, thanks to their potential to store energy derived from sustainable energy like solar power. Batteries have also changed a lot since their invention, and engineers now have endless opportunities to harness the power of battery cells in...Read More

What Engineers Can Learn From International Sandcastle Day

July 11, 2022 3:38 pm
A bucket and pail are essentials if you’re hitting the beach on 6 August for International Sandcastle Day. It’s straightforward, the event is celebrated on beaches around the globe where creators, builders and artists convene to make the biggest, prettiest, most interesting sand sculptures out there. If you’ve seen mega...Read More
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How to Become a Mechanical Engineer

July 8, 2022 3:49 pm
Mechanical Engineering is vast, and if you were from a career perspective to box it in, it won’t be an easy task. Prospective careers for qualified mechanical engineers include work in manufacturing, design-drafting, fluid power engineering, automation, lubricant technology, automotive engineering, thermal engineering, mining, marine, aerospace and oil and gas...Read More

What Is Green Hydrogen?

June 29, 2022 12:25 pm
The appeal of hydrogen fuel is that as a resource on earth it’s nearly inexhaustible. But how should engineers approach green hydrogen? If you are somewhat interested in hydrogen, green hydrogen is probably a term that you have seen floating around. Whilst the vast majority of hydrogen is produced from...Read More
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How to Become an Electrical Engineer and Why

June 14, 2022 10:17 am
The textbook definition says that electrical engineering is “the branch of engineering that deals with the practical application of the theory of electricity to the construction of machinery, power supplies, and so on”. What Do Electrical Engineers Do? Because electricity is all around us, electrical engineers are employed across a...Read More

Can Engineers Go Plastic-Free?

June 13, 2022 4:38 pm
This Plastic Free July serves as a reminder that engineers use different polymers than those that pollute the oceans – but have a role to play in environmental management. The Australian civil action movement Plastic Free July started in 2011. Initially, the campaign included the movement’s founder and a small...Read More
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Plant Residue That Generates Electricity: EIT Academics Contribute To Sustainability Education In India

June 13, 2022 2:45 pm
Biomass power production will play an important part in the sustainable energy future. So when the call came to academically contribute to sustainability, three EIT academics jumped at the opportunity. Dr Harisinh Parmar our Lab coordinator, Dr Milind Siddhpura, Course coordinator for Mechanical Engineering and Dr Arti Siddhpura a Lecturer...Read More

World Ocean Day: Dropping the ‘s’ but not sustainability

June 7, 2022 3:00 pm
World Ocean Day is here for us all, including engineers, to think about what we can do to protect our precious oceans. In 2022 World Ocean Day is changing. If you’re a supporter of the annual event that focuses on the ocean you would have noticed the logo changed this...Read More

The Must-Visit Engineering Museums

May 16, 2022 8:19 pm
In honor of International Museum Day, why not celebrate the museums that give visitors unrivaled access to everything we love about engineering? International Museum Day takes place on 18 May, and if you live in a city or town with a museum, why not find out if your local museum...Read More
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Agriculture Automation Is A New Engineering Frontier 

May 13, 2022 4:17 pm
Population growth, global warming, and the advancement of technology have meant that Agriculture Automation is a needed and positive response to traditional agriculture. Artificial Intelligence (AI) allows for better monitoring of global crops and all-important data on what is available in terms of food resources and vital resources for the...Read More
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EIT Students Get To Experience Cutting-Edge Automation

May 13, 2022 3:25 pm
A group of lecturers and students from the EIT Melbourne Campus Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) program visited Elenium Automation in May. This visit showed the practical science of AI technologies and covered self-help automation at airports, and how these technologies are improving user experiences. Elenium Automation is an...Read More
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A Human Side of Technology and AI is Ethics

May 11, 2022 4:34 pm
We love new technology, it is what is driving the human race forward to find solutions to life’s biggest problems. In fact, technology like facial recognition streamlines simple tasks like unlocking your phone. Photo by Youssef Sarhan on Unsplash But it also creates a space for nefariousness. In 2016 an...Read More
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5 Affordable Engineering Gadgets and Apps

May 5, 2022 8:53 pm
Engineering gadgets? Yes please! You don’t get into engineering if you don’t like gadgets, electronics, and all the parts of technology. Writing in a reusable notebook, tinkering with a useless box, drawing electricity with a conductive pen, and drinking from a self-cleaning self-charging water bottle: here we celebrate the engineers...Read More
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Can engineers build a Lightsaber?

May 4, 2022 4:20 pm
On 4 May the world celebrates Star Wars Day, but there is one artifact in the Star Wars universe that perplexes scientists and engineers – the Lightsaber. The laser-like sword has been deemed impossible to exist, so in celebration of Star Wars Day, we look at why this weapon used...Read More
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Engineers’ Earth Day

April 21, 2022 7:58 pm
In 2022 Earth Day is themed around Investing in the Planet. As the world is quickly adapting to zero-emission policies against climate change, we have to take a look at what is going on around us right now, not only reevaluating nature in 2030. Some grave concerns include the rapid...Read More
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Transportation trends and the role of engineers

April 7, 2022 8:49 pm
The saying trains, planes and automobiles to describe movement is fast becoming outdated. Drones, hydrogen and rapid speed need to get added to the list, as transport is set to change when you look at the trends and advancements in the industry. Photo by Michael Fousert on Unsplash Electric cars...Read More
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The value of micro-credentials for engineers

April 7, 2022 8:11 pm
Back in 2019 EIT’s Dean of Engineering Steve Mackay said that many of the technological advancements in the world are changing the landscape of the engineering industry, and engineering micro-credentials could be the ultimate answer to this rapid change. It is creating gaps in practical knowledge. Working engineers as a...Read More
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Soft skills are important to engineers. Advice from an EIT lecturer

April 7, 2022 6:26 pm
Johann van den Bergh grew up on a farm in South Africa, and thanks to his dad that was always tinkering in the garage a career in engineering just made sense. We spoke to Johann about how he realized the importance of soft skills for engineers. It was a long...Read More
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On track to becoming a railway engineer

April 7, 2022 2:55 pm
Trains are good. Rail is considered an energy-efficient and the least carbon-intensive transport used in the world. And railway engineering is here to stay, for decades. Passenger and freight transport by extension is sustainable and does allow for better use of resources as well as efficient use of fuel. Even...Read More
Dr. Shasha with her colleagues at the EIT Melbourne Campus.

The move from student to academic

April 1, 2022 3:24 pm
EIT’s on-campus lecturer in Civil Engineering at Engineering Institute of Technology, Melbourne Campus, Dr Shasha Wang is a role model for many women in STEM. She is able to philosophize academia and the student experience and think about how it needs to improve. EIT Melbourne Campus Staff. Picture: Rolf Baum...Read More

Behind the gown: EIT Africa graduation

March 14, 2022 1:45 pm
On 25 February Emperors Palace in South Africa hosted the first EIT Graduation Gala in Africa since the Covid-19 pandemic started. It's been three years in the making, but new graduates could celebrate their accomplishments last month. On 25 February Emperors Palace in South Africa hosted the first EIT Graduation...Read More

Engineering Institute of Technology’s women in engineering

March 10, 2022 6:55 pm
There’s been a continuing influx of women studying in the field of engineering and ultimately joining the workforce and contributing to academia. There have been numerous discussions about closing the gender gap and weeding out discrimination, and sure there’s been tremendous progress made, however, the pursuit is far from complete....Read More

Exploring Nuclear Fusion

March 9, 2022 5:01 pm
The dawn of nuclear fusion has arrived as a fully-fledged part of engineering and a growing market. According to Affinity Business Insights, the global Nuclear Fusion market will grow continuedly during 2022-2028. At this time, it's worthwhile to know what effects nuclear fusion projects will have on the engineering field....Read More

The pathway to your Bachelor of Science degree with EIT

March 7, 2022 6:37 pm
At EIT the individual is important when it comes to being accepted to complete our Bachelor of Science degrees in one of four engineering sub-disciplines. Traditionally, school graduates compound the largest cohort of Bachelor's degree students, and it is also true for EIT. However, everyone’s different, so applicants with work...Read More

A quick-reference guide to engineering acronyms and information

March 1, 2022 1:50 pm
Simplified guides have a lot of value for students, as they offer information on the fly. EIT has decades of experience to assist students, and have published an online and in-depth list of abbreviations students will need to know while completing an engineering course. You can access our Acronym Master...Read More

How Engineers Built the World’s Highest Ferris Wheels

February 25, 2022 2:37 pm
It used to be that skyscrapers or natural landscapes (usually those of the New Wonders of the World variety) defined the cityscapes of the world’s most visited cities. That has changed significantly since 2000 when the London Eye opened in London, England. Suddenly it was an amusement ride that was...Read More

Student Story: Jordan Brandis

February 18, 2022 8:03 pm
It takes a lot of drive to complete an EIT 52886WA Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation Engineering, especially when there are specific goals in mind. For EIT graduate Jordan Brandis, it was the fact that it could provide him with a sound knowledge of automation from an engineering perspective. Jordan...Read More

Engineers Week: Why we celebrate

February 11, 2022 7:29 pm
A whole week celebrating engineers is a welcome addition to the international calendar, culminating in World Engineering Day on 4 March. Not only does Engineers Week shine a spotlight on what engineers do, but it also drives a lot of conversation to ensure, internationally, engineers and student engineers know what...Read More

What Engineering means to engineers

February 11, 2022 6:51 pm
Talking about your profession is important, but understanding why it is meaningful to you makes it powerful. Engineers Week, celebrated at the end of February every year aims to answer the question; What do engineers do, and why is it important? It is noted that many aspects of scientific knowledge...Read More

Titus Shilongo: Exercising his mind on campus

February 11, 2022 2:43 pm
For Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering) student Titus Shilongo his on-campus experience is one where engineers get together and do not forget to have fun. Titus is one of the EIT Perth Campus students who opted to complete his tuition with face-to-face interaction. Titus at the EIT lab....Read More

How math and engineering helped study knuckle cracking 

February 4, 2022 7:23 pm
It’s a common sight to see students or employees stretching their arms in front of them to perform that audible pop as they flex their wrists and fingers in the opposite direction. Knuckle cracking is believed to be very common, and actually the body and mind’s response to pressure on...Read More

Two MPs visit EIT in Perth

February 3, 2022 8:00 pm
Member of Parliament and Shadow Assistant Minister for Western Australia Patrick Gorman as well as Senator Ben Small visited EIT’s campus in Perth on 27 January. The two politicians did this to show solidarity with the exceptional educational options in Western Australia, but also present EIT with our certificate for...Read More

The Scientists that have been named Australian of the Year

January 24, 2022 1:33 pm
From perfecting cochineal ear implants to simply driving sustainability many Australians have been named lauded as Australian of the Year. Under the banner of Reflect, Respect, Celebrate the annual Australian of the Year awards shine a light on amazing Australians that have contributed greatly not only to national society but...Read More

Design: What airless tires show engineers about a material switch

January 21, 2022 7:25 pm
Airless tires are not new, but their most recent application suggestions give insight into the importance of perfecting the design. Tires are used constantly, but the simple idea of creating a round fixture on moving objects that is less likely to explode is just one of the reasons airless tires...Read More