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.

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZjw-KGvP4 Elenium Automation is 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
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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

Student story: Francesca O'Connor

March 9, 2022 6:18 pm
EIT student Francesca O'Connor knows the value of education. Francesca O'Connor lives in Sydney, Australia. She graduated with a 52883WA Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems) in January 2022, and applied for a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering straight away, starting February 2022. Like many students, Francesca will...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? Photo by krakenimages on Unsplash The answer is simple – look around...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

Our engineering degrees and Advanced Diplomas are accredited by Engineers Australia

January 13, 2022 9:03 pm
A new list of engineering education programs accredited at the levels of Professional Engineer, Engineering Technologist and Engineering Associate by Engineers Australia has been released. Engineers Australia is the trusted accreditation authority for tertiary engineering education in Australia and abroad. This means a number of EIT Advanced Diploma, Bachelor of...Read More
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Student Story: Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) student Felix Okoh

January 11, 2022 10:17 am
Making Perth his educational home. Student experiences the world over changed during 2020 and 2021 when COVID-19 changed a lot of student delivery systems, but EIT Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) student Felix Okoh is a testament that combining on-campus and online experiences pay off. Felix Okoh. Picture: Supplied Felix...Read More

Get to know EIT Undergraduate Certificates

January 11, 2022 10:08 am
Whether your goal is to reskill or gain new compliance Undergraduate Certificates with EIT offers a valuable six-month qualification. The aim of Undergraduate Certificates is to assist engineers to either get back into studying or to assist them to gain entrance into a Bachelor degree later on. Picture: Unsplash Undergraduate...Read More

Engineering Pathways: How you can meet your goals as an engineer

January 11, 2022 10:04 am
Engineering is always evolving and so is education. It means that there’s a lot of ways engineers can keep current, upskill, change the direction of their career or even add more qualifications to their name. If your goals for 2022 include any sort of professional development or upskilling, having solid...Read More