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.

From Biggest to Smallest: The Fascinating World of Valves

July 19, 2021 4:18 pm
There’s a well-known phrase that everything is bigger in Texas. From being the biggest state in the contiguous United States to having one of the world’s biggest football stadiums, Texas is also home to the world’s largest gate valve. The accolade came not for bragging rights or to honor the...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
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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
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How Did Leonardo da Vinci Influence Engineering?

May 17, 2021 2:31 pm
While Leonardo da Vinci is best known as an artist, his talents were never limited to one field. He was also made significant contributions to architecture, science, anatomy, and engineering, producing thousands of concepts that addressed the challenges of flight, manufacturing, and war. Through his work, Da Vinci combined both...Read More

EIT Goes Mobile: Education in the Palm of Your Hand

May 7, 2021 10:52 am
EIT is enriching its unique delivery model for students by enabling access to Moodle through mobile devices. The use of mobile devices is gradually becoming a compelling learning tool used to enhance teaching and learning in distance education. Its usage ensures flexible course delivery, makes it possible for learners to...Read More
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How the Internet of Things (IoT) Can Transform Agriculture

May 6, 2021 4:39 pm
A laid-back lifestyle on a farm in the Philippines is not only ideal, but simpler than you may think due to the Internet of Things (IoT). At its most basic level, IoT connects electronics and everyday objects to a wider infrastructure that allows those devices to intelligently interact with the...Read More
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EIT Research Paper Proposes a Novel Method for Wind Power Plant Sizing and Siting in Distribution Networks

May 5, 2021 12:39 pm
EIT Master of Engineering student, Santosh Ghimire, had to use a kerosene lamp to study and do his homework while growing up. His formative years in Nepal meant he was part of a sizable portion of the population that didn’t have access to electricity at home. Now he authors a...Read More

Google Earth-Style Map Lets You Explore Radio Stations Across the World

April 29, 2021 4:24 pm
One online application continues to bring the world together by doing something simple, sharing radio broadcasts from across the world. At the intersection of communication and accessible technology, you find Radio Garden, a platform where anyone can tune in, and listen to what is going on in the world in...Read More
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Meet EIT Student Ambassador: Douglas Mugweni

April 27, 2021 11:52 am
This year two student ambassadors were selected to represent the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), Aaron Brook and Douglas Mugweni.  In this profile piece, we are proud to introduce Douglas Mugweni. During 2020, Douglas completed EIT's Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation).  Douglas grew up in Zimbabwe, and his early interest in maths and science...Read More
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TV Shows Every Engineer Should Watch

April 16, 2021 6:00 am
Work-life balance is an important aspect of a healthy environment. Maintaining balance helps reduce stress and prevent burnout in your daily routine, which is why its crucial to adjust your activities and make room for relaxation. There are many ways to stay healthy while managing responsibilities, one of them is...Read More
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Earth Day 2021: How Engineers Can Contribute to a Sustainable Future

April 15, 2021 2:40 pm
April 22 marks Earth Day, an international day of environmental actions that draws in an estimated one billion people. The theme for 2021 is ‘Restore Our Earth’, drawing focus to how engineers will continue to play a huge role in creating innovative solutions. The theme ‘Restore Our Earth’ rejects the...Read More
Engineering in the fight against Malaria

Engineering in the Fight Against Malaria

April 14, 2021 8:40 am
World Malaria Day takes place on the 25th of April to open up global participation in the reduction and eventual eradication of malaria. As we look towards the future, engineers will continue to be at the forefront when it comes to finding unique ways of malaria prevention.  The international occasion...Read More
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Meet EIT Student Ambassador: Aaron Brook

April 8, 2021 8:16 am
This year two student ambassadors were selected to represent the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), Aaron Brook and Douglas Mugweni. In this profile piece, we are proud to introduce Aaron Brook, who is currently studying EIT’s 52708WA - Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation. An accomplished Instrument Reliability Specialist, Aaron has...Read More