Concrete Testing Machine Added to EIT Civil Engineering Laboratory

September 18, 2023 8:50 pm
The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) embraces innovation with its state-of-the-art concrete testing machine. Explore its capabilities in determining material strength, deformation behavior, and its potential to benefit on-campus and online students. EIT recently introduced a state-of-the-art concrete testing machine to its Civil Engineering laboratory. This machine has been specifically...Read More

Engineering Jobs in the Wind Energy Industry and its Latest Tech

September 12, 2023 11:50 am
With the global demand for clean energy rising, engineers with diverse skills are in high demand. Opportunities span electrical and mechanical to civil, industrial, and aerospace engineering. Technology's rapid evolution, driven by innovation and a growing emphasis on efficiency, is prominently evident in the wind energy industry's emerging technologies. Globally,...Read More

5 Engineering Technologies That Are Helping Firefighters Save Lives

September 8, 2023 1:00 am
Engineers are changing how firefighters save others while also keeping themselves safe. In the wake of a devastating fire that claimed scores of lives in South Africa, we look at the engineering tech that is assisting firefighters to improve the critical work they do while better protecting them. In the...Read More

Ridiculously Innovative Products Set to Change Our Lives

September 6, 2023 6:37 pm
From the Rokid AR Glasses and the eHang eVTOL to the Swytch Bike and the Zoox self-driving taxi, join us as we uncover four of the latest technologies reshaping our world. In a world where technology continually pushes the boundaries of innovation, specific creations stand out and reshape our perception...Read More

Engineering Careers by Sector: Industrial Automation

September 5, 2023 1:00 am
What is an Automation Engineer, and what do they do? Explore the dynamic world of engineering careers in automation, find out how to become an Automation Engineer, and look at some industries eager to use your skills. Industrial Automation is a field that revolves around the study, design, and implementation...Read More

August Engineersletter

August 22, 2023 8:47 am
Welcome to this August Engineersletter, your complimentary monthly bulletin with pertinent technological advancements and industry updates. In the dynamic world of engineering, EIT designs its monthly offering to assist you, our readers, stay abreast of these global trends. The newsletter serves a broad audience, by delivering news articles, interviews, and...Read More

Engineers Propose an Innovative Way to Repurpose Used Diapers

August 21, 2023 2:35 am
The green revolution is inspiring innovative solutions around the globe. And now, engineers and researchers have found a way to build homes out of used diapers. The built environment using bio-based composite materials is surging ahead. Researchers continue to explore frontiers for eco-friendly solutions. Even the most unconventional options, like...Read More
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Engineering Careers by Sector: Electronics

August 18, 2023 5:43 pm
Explore the dynamic world of engineering careers in electronics, plus seven industries that your degree will help you break into. Electronic engineering is a sector that focuses on the study, design, and creation of equipment that uses electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. The electrical industry will always need more people to...Read More

Titan Submersible: What We Know About Its Design, Materials, and Its Implosion

August 15, 2023 8:41 pm
Probing the aftermath of the Titan submersible's fatal implosion, we scrutinize its unique design and safety protocols, delving into the engineering intricacies that shaped this ill-fated vessel. The recent fatal implosion of the Titan submersible claimed five lives, sparking inquiries into its unconventional design, which potentially contributed to the catastrophe....Read More

Engineering Innovations in Water and Sanitation

August 11, 2023 5:51 pm
Discover how engineers are at the forefront of revolutionizing water sanitation systems with advanced technologies like nanotechnology, solar-powered filtration, and acoustic nanotubes, bringing us closer to a water-secure world. As a vital and irreplaceable asset, water plays a fundamental role in sustaining life, supporting human well-being, and fostering economic advancement....Read More

Engineering Wonders That Shape Our Modern World

August 3, 2023 4:26 pm
Engineers have, since time immemorial, transformed our world with their ingenuity. This small selection of some of their masterpieces bears testament to the creativity and transformative power of engineering. From daring skywalks to grand architectural creations – join us as we explore some of the most noteworthy engineering masterpieces that...Read More

Virtual Power Plants: What Are They and Why They Matter?

August 2, 2023 5:58 pm
Amid the global energy crisis, household solar and battery installations are forming virtual power plants, stabilizing electricity grids. We explore Australia's approach and its potential impact on South Africa. South Africa’s frustration with its national energy supplier, Eskom, and rolling blackouts is not unique, as power outages have been a...Read More

The Future of Power Grids: A Multilateral Approach Towards Renewable Energy

July 25, 2023 3:31 pm
Uncover the grid's potential and the inherent challenges, and consider the recommendations presented in a recent Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) webinar about Data-Centric Evolving Power Grids. The power sector is undergoing a remarkable transformation, shifting from a utility-centric to an end-user-centric architecture. This transition is not limited to a...Read More

Explaining the Importance of Admissions Criteria at EIT

July 20, 2023 6:46 pm
The admissions criteria of a school are crucial for applicants as they can help them prepare and highlight their strengths and experiences in their application. Read on to better understand their importance. Starting tertiary education is an exciting and slightly nerve-wracking new chapter of one’s life. It can make the...Read More

Top-Paying, Future-safe, and In-demand Professional Engineering Jobs in Australia

July 11, 2023 7:22 pm
With artificial intelligence threatening the future of tens of thousands of jobs in various fields, we look at the most future-secure engineering jobs in Australia, what they pay, and a few other details. Engineering jobs are at the forefront of technological advancement and are vital in shaping the modern world....Read More

Top Job Destinations for Engineers Seeking Work Abroad

July 7, 2023 5:53 pm
Looking for work abroad? Discover the prospects, advantages, and prominent industries in our selection of choice destinations to help you make an informed decision for your international engineering career. Engineers play a pivotal role in shaping our modern world. Their expertise in various fields, such as mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical,...Read More

The Importance of Intellectual Property in Engineering

July 5, 2023 4:51 pm
Find out what intellectual property is and why engineers are urged to prioritize understanding it and protecting their rights. Have you ever taken a moment to genuinely appreciate the significance of intellectual property (IP) rights and laws in relation to your engineering designs? Well, there is no better time to...Read More

Robotics in Mining: Benefits, Challenges, and the Role of Engineers

June 28, 2023 4:42 pm
Step into the future of mining as robotics revolutionizes the industry, revealing groundbreaking use cases, navigating through challenges, and witnessing the unwavering ingenuity of engineers. The mining industry is a crucial cornerstone of global development, providing raw materials that fuel various products and industries. However, mining operations come with inherent...Read More

5 Mind-Bending Uses for Virtual Reality

June 26, 2023 7:56 pm
Discover the astonishing and peculiar applications of virtual reality beyond gaming, from medical breakthroughs to animal behavior studies and more. Virtual reality (VR) technology has revolutionized gaming, unveiling possibilities beyond mere entertainment. These extraordinary digital landscapes have been entangled in a tapestry of unconventional applications, ranging from the peculiar to...Read More

EIT Attends International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures

June 22, 2023 4:01 pm
Engineering Institute of Technology lecturer Dr. Shasha Wang talks about presenting at the conference in Singapore and breaking barriers in engineering knowledge.  Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) lecturer Dr. Shasha Wang recently presented her paper “Effect of Fiber Type and Content on dynamic tensile behavior of Fiber-Reinforced High-Strength Concrete Determined...Read More

The Rise of Autonomous Big Trucks in Australia’s Mining Sector

June 10, 2023 5:32 pm
Australia's mining sector is undergoing a transformative phase driven by automation and digitization. However, easily remedied challenges still remain. The Covid-19 pandemic prompted industries worldwide to fast-track automation and digitization, and the mining and metals sector was no exception. In Australia, renowned for being one of the largest mineral producers...Read More

Tips to Help You Start Your Engineering Career in Manufacturing

June 9, 2023 7:38 pm
Explore the dynamic world of engineering careers in manufacturing, plus four career pathways and courses to get you on your way or advance your engineering job. Manufacturing is the backbone of our global economy, responsible for producing the goods we rely on every day. Behind the scenes, engineers play a...Read More

Engineers Drive Nanotechnology’s Growth in the Automotive Industry

June 9, 2023 4:29 pm
There’s a revolution taking place in the automotive industry, and engineers are at its forefront. Discover how they’re unleashing nanotechnology's potential to reshape the future of cars. The automotive industry has long been a pioneer in embracing technological advancements, constantly striving to create more efficient, safer, and environmentally friendly vehicles....Read More

5 Engineering Jobs That Didn’t Exist 5 Years Ago

June 5, 2023 4:40 pm
Pique your interest with emerging jobs that were non-existent five years ago but are shaping the future of engineering careers. Over the past five years, industries have been at the forefront of groundbreaking innovations driven by the driving force of technology. Engineers, in particular, have witnessed the profound impact of...Read More

4 Amazing Innovations for a Sustainable Future and the Engineers Behind Them

May 23, 2023 3:21 pm
Embark on a journey into sustainability innovations as we unveil four extraordinary innovations shaping a greener future, all brought to life by visionary engineers. Get ready to be inspired! The world faces many pressing environmental challenges, such as climate change, resource depletion, overpopulation, pollution, waste disposal, and water shortages. The...Read More

2 Battery Innovations From the Recent Smart Energy Conference

May 15, 2023 4:39 pm
EIT attended the recent Smart Energy Conference in Sydney. We look at two energy storage batteries poised to disrupt Australia’s booming storage market. The Smart Energy Conference that recently occurred in Sydney, Australia, showcased a notable influx of battery companies eager to make their mark in the country's rapidly growing...Read More

4 Reasons Why You Need a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

May 12, 2023 11:01 am
While an Advanced Diploma in engineering provides a solid foundation, a Bachelor's degree can open up even more career and academic opportunities. We tell you why this is. If you're interested in pursuing a career in engineering, you might wonder whether an Advanced Diploma (AD) is enough to help you...Read More

Engineers Are Shaping the World’s Energy Future

May 12, 2023 10:50 am
The recent Solar & Future Energy Show Africa 2023 demonstrates the critical role of engineers in shaping Africa's and the world’s energy future and urges greater involvement. As South Africa and the world grapples with urgent green energy generation solutions, the recent Solar & Future Energy Show Africa 2023, held...Read More

The Circular Economy – How Engineers Can Achieve It

May 12, 2023 10:48 am
Engineers play a crucial role in creating a sustainable future by revolutionizing circular economies. But what is a circular economy, and why are engineers essential to its achievement? Have you ever taken a moment to reflect on the amount of waste you generate daily? If you still need to, consider...Read More

Top 5 Dam Disasters and Lessons for Engineers

April 13, 2023 3:39 pm
From life-saving infrastructure to lethal catastrophes, we look at some of the world’s worst dam disasters and critical lessons learned for civil engineers. Civil engineers have played a crucial role in the construction of dams since the world’s first dam was built. These structures are integral to our infrastructure as...Read More

How EIT Africa Staff Shine Amid Power Outages

April 12, 2023 5:46 pm
EIT staff members from South Africa and Zimbabwe share their experiences of working and coping with load shedding and finding innovative solutions to overcome the challenges. Load shedding is common in many parts of the world where the electricity supply is only sometimes reliable. It refers to the deliberate shutdown...Read More

5 Top Engineering Schools in 2023

April 11, 2023 7:53 pm
With no shortage in demand for engineers worldwide, the best engineering colleges are a hot topic. We’ve sourced the best universities for you to study at, plus tips on choosing the right one for you. Engineering continues to be one of the sought-after jobs in the world. According to the...Read More

EIT Students To Benefit From Cloud-based Lab Platform

April 4, 2023 3:04 pm
In today’s digital age, cloud computing has become a ubiquitous tool for universities and students. And the Engineering Institute of Technology students can expect to reap the rewards. With the increasing demand for cloud services, it has become imperative for students, especially those in the engineering field, to understand cloud...Read More

Engineers as Expert Witnesses in Court

March 30, 2023 11:08 am
Sometimes, engineers work as consultants to give expert supporting evidence in appropriate circumstances. EIT Course Coordinator and On-Campus Lecturer Dr. Milind Siddhpura shared his experience as an expert witness. Engineers are professionals who innovate and invent to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. Their ability to use...Read More

World Water Day: Engineering with Nature-Based Solutions

March 14, 2023 10:22 am
The role of engineering in sustainable water management becomes more critical as concerns about the long-term availability of water supplies, utility rates of water, stormwater collection, and wastewater treatment are expected to increase. Water and its long-term availability and the environmental effects of stormwater collection and wastewater treatment have been...Read More
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ChatGPT: Brilliance or a Bother for Education

March 13, 2023 2:41 pm
Using ChatGPT for education has pros and cons. While it can enhance learning and teaching, it may have limitations in understanding complex concepts. We explore the advantages and disadvantages of this new technology. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a buzzword in the tech industry for quite some time now, and...Read More

The Benefits and Challenges of Remote Labs for Engineering Students

March 9, 2023 7:08 pm
Remote labs are a key tool for the Engineering Institute of Technology's students. We spoke to an EIT lab coordinator/lecturer about the use of remote labs in engineering education. With the rapid advancement of technology, remote labs have emerged as a promising alternative to traditional in-person labs in engineering education....Read More
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Industrial Metaverse Unleashes Limitless Possibilities for Engineering

March 8, 2023 5:13 pm
The concept of the metaverse has gained increasing attention in recent years. We explore how the industrial metaverse revolutionizes the engineering industry and the learning experience. What is the industrial metaverse? The metaverse concept – a virtual world that spans multiple platforms and devices – has gained traction recently. A...Read More
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Tips To Further Your Engineering Education and Get the Job You Want

February 15, 2023 5:28 am
Recent studies show that returning to school and getting that extra engineering degree helps further your career. But when is the right time, and where do you start? We offer some tips to get you back in the academia saddle. Most working people start their employment with a high school...Read More

Get to Know EIT’s 2023 Student Ambassadors

February 10, 2023 2:38 pm
Some of the best universities in the world utilize their current students as their advocates and ambassadors, and the Engineering Institute of Technology is no exception. Meet our student ambassadors for this year. When booking a holiday or deciding where to go out for dinner, you often go online and...Read More
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Roman Concrete Is Changing Modern Civil Engineering

February 8, 2023 3:42 pm
They may not have discovered concrete, but Ancient Roman civilizations were the first to use it as a building material. And now, their method is changing modern civil engineering and the planet. Learn more about Roman concrete in this post. The ancient Romans will forever be known for their exceptional...Read More

When Studying On-campus Becomes a Lifestyle

February 6, 2023 4:57 pm
Today’s campuses are evolving to meet the changing needs of students globally, and the Engineering Institute of Technology is right up there with the best of them when it comes to a fulfilling on-campus experience. According to a recent assessment by Forbes, more than a quarter of a billion students...Read More
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The Rise of the Machines and Industrial Automation Engineers

January 25, 2023 9:00 pm
As technology advances and industrial mechanization gives way to automation, control engineers become indispensable to the many companies competing for pole positions. From what we wear and eat to how we get around, care for our elderly and sickly, or work and study — machines are increasingly occupying a bigger...Read More

EIT’s Multi-Mode Exams Were a Success

January 17, 2023 10:49 am
Getting the stuff of exams right in an online and offline environment is no simple task, especially if it’s a multi-mode exam. EIT staff and a student share their experience. Sitting down to write your exams can be stressful for any student, whether they are secondary or tertiary level. But...Read More
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6 Awesome Sci-Fi Must-reads To Inspire Engineers

January 6, 2023 2:12 pm
Science fiction writers continue to fuel engineers' imaginations, resulting in mind-blowing technological advancements. We’ve put together a list of reads for engineers to feel inspired The connection between engineers and science fiction (sci-fi) is undeniably akin to the bond between a parent and a child. Of course, it is anyone’s...Read More
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Rare Earth Elements: Changing Engineering & The Environment

January 4, 2023 6:24 pm
They may have hard-to-pronounce names and sit at the bottom of the periodic table, but Rare Earth Elements are changing engineering and our lives in ways we never imagined. To most people outside of the fields of specialized engineering, or geology and chemistry, Rare Earth Elements (REE) were relatively unheard...Read More

EIT Staff Story: Holly Maree Ross Is Always Putting Her Best Foot Forward

December 22, 2022 3:13 pm
From supporting EIT students to engaging in competitive sports, EIT Lead Learning Support Officer Holly Maree Ross always crosses the finish line Whether she is making sure our students get the best learning experience or whether she is running treacherous trails just for fun, EIT Lead Learning Support Officer Holly...Read More
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4 Awesome Gift Ideas For Engineers

December 14, 2022 11:16 am
Finding the perfect present for an engineer can be daunting, especially considering their left-brained logic. This Festive season, we’ve taken the guesswork out of gift work for you. Whether you are dating or married to an engineer or have a kid, aunt, uncle, or buddy studying engineering, you understand how...Read More
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Key EIT Achievements of 2022  

December 14, 2022 7:58 am
The past year has been productive for the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT).   As 2022 draws to a close, we are reflecting on some of our achievements and plans for 2023 and beyond.  The year 2022 was indeed special, despite some of the challenges that the previous year presented. With...Read More
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Top Engineering Innovations of 2022

December 13, 2022 9:16 am
From space safety to AI that creates images from text, plus the world’s biggest green hydrogen hub, we look at some of the best engineering innovations of the past year. Since COVID-19 hit, most of us have been focusing on the adverse events of the two years that followed, so...Read More