An Ossie Award-winning journalist, Isabella has written words for The City Journal, Meld Magazine, TEN News Melbourne, Buzzfeed Australia, and Santa Maria College. Now based in Perth, she studied journalism at RMIT University in Melbourne, graduating with honors.

Introducing EIT's Engineers Australia Student Ambassador

September 2, 2021 4:25 pm
Today we welcomed Engineers Australia Student & Graduate Engagement Manager, Ms. Kym Spann, to EIT's Bentley Campus to formally introduce Ceezan Maharjan as EIT's Engineers Australia Student Ambassador. Engineers Australia (EA) Student Ambassadors are responsible for representing EA on-campus. They actively help their fellow student engineers to understand and benefit...Read More

5 of the Fastest Growing Engineering Fields

September 2, 2021 3:32 pm
Historically, traditionally engineering fields have often been divided into four broad disciplines of chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. However, it is a constantly expanding field. Only fifty years ago, the title of ‘engineer’ most commonly referred to anyone working in one of the major streams. Now...Read More

EIT Work Integrated Learning Goes Total Green

July 23, 2021 9:19 am
Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) on-campus students are using their internship experiences to think beyond recycling and help stop the flow of e-waste to landfills. Every year, 44.7 million tonnes of e-waste are generated around the world. Furthermore, in Australia, e-waste is the fastest-growing component of the municipal solid waste...Read More

Remembering Geoffrey Mwansa Chalungumana

July 13, 2021 3:55 pm
It is with profound regret that we bid farewell to Geoffrey Chalungumana who died on the 25th June 2021 from a COVID-related illness. We extend our deepest sympathy to all who knew him, but most particularly to his wife, Marjorie, and his sons, Lombe and Musonda. Geoffrey has been an...Read More

The Ancient Aboriginal Engineering of the Budj Bim Eel Traps

July 7, 2021 9:17 am
Did you know that one of the oldest examples of aquaculture and hydraulic engineering is in Australia? In recognition of NAIDOC Week 2021, we are celebrating and recognizing the engineering achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Lake Condah © Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation The Budj Bim...Read More

Lessons Learned from Engineering’s Worst Disasters

July 1, 2021 2:50 pm
Failure teaches us more than success.  Whilst on the surface it may sound seemingly absurd, this is a widely accepted thinking among the engineering field. Lessons will always arise in the face of disaster as the cause of failure can be exposed, reviewed, and corrected to make improvements.  In short, our wrongdoings are motivation for innovation.  However, this should not be confused with the idea that...Read More

Why Study Biomedical Engineering at EIT?

May 28, 2021 9:57 am
Do you want to be at the forefront of improving and saving lives? Biomedical engineering lets you do just that. Read on to find out more about why you should pursue this exciting engineering discipline at the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT). Bridging the gap between engineering and medicine, biomedical...Read More

Introducing the Robert Snaith Scholarship for Aspiring Technicians

April 29, 2021 8:21 am
Pictured: Robert Snaith Great teachers inspire, and Robert Snaith led the charge in his field of mechanical engineering. Rob joined EIT back in 2005; from the very beginning, his passion for the subject and his students was evident. His experience in fluid system engineering, coupled with his management expertise, made...Read More

Inside the AirTag: The Tech Behind Apple’s Latest Release

April 21, 2021 2:45 pm
In their first product launch event of 2021, Apple has released a suite of new products including the long-awaited AirTag. The sleek tracking device uses ultra-wideband (UWB), a rapidly emerging radio technology that is being increasingly utilized for IoT applications. Whilst it was arguably one of their worst kept secrets...Read More

How the ‘Whitest Ever’ Paint Could Help Reduce Energy Consumption

April 20, 2021 1:06 pm
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the power needed to keep air conditioners and electric fans running accounts for 20% of global electricity use. And this is only set to increase. The rising demand for space cooling puts an enormous amount of strain on electricity systems in many countries,...Read More
Smart Grids Engineering

Making Smart Grids Smarter with Machine Learning

March 15, 2021 9:48 am
As energy demand continues to increase in parallel with the growth of the world population, our energy systems need to evolve to be more flexible, sustainable, and distributed. It was only a month ago that extreme weather events highlighted the fragility of the Texas electrical grid. As Texans’ demand for...Read More

How IoT Applications are Changing the Future of Manufacturing

March 11, 2021 4:03 pm
From the very invention of the machine to the introduction of 3D printing, manufacturing is constantly taking on-board new ways of doing things to increase productivity and efficiencies. Manufacturing’s adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is, therefore, an inherently natural progression. So, how does the IoT work, and how will it benefit the manufacturing sector?...Read More
Electric Utility trucks parked in the snow amidst the Texas blackouts

Texas Blackouts: How a Cold Snap Left the State in Darkness

February 22, 2021 3:44 pm
While the state of Texas scrambles to restore power to millions of people, questions are beginning to arise about how the state was so ill-equipped for last week's disastrous blackouts and what can be done to ensure this does not happen again.   Many factors led to the history making power outage, and officials...Read More

EIT secures Commonwealth Supported Places for eight online qualifications

January 14, 2021 3:09 pm
In 2021, the Australian Government is providing additional short course Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for higher education across a range of disciplines as part of the Job-ready Graduates package. These places will support students to undertake higher education in order to prepare our nation and workforce to move out of...Read More
Engineer holding a teach panel to control a robotic arm

Technology trends to prepare for in 2021

December 15, 2020 10:26 am
We're living in a time of rapid change. Technology trends, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, are allowing for more efficient workplace environments. As the engineering industry is characterized by innovation and progression, the digital revolution is transforming the field as we know it. So, what are some of...Read More

A letter from the 2020 EIT Student Ambassador

December 9, 2020 8:13 am
Dear EIT Community, Congratulations on completing 2020! A challenging year as we faced arguably the toughest health crisis of our generation, provoking extra thought into the solutions technical and Engineering fraternities develop and presenting opportunities that require us to rethink and innovate for the future. To the students and lecturers,...Read More

The importance of communication skills for engineers

November 30, 2020 4:11 pm
Engineering graduates require an ever-increasing range of skills to maintain relevance within the job market. Communication skills are a vital component of this, recognized by both academia and industry alike. Learning how to communicate effectively is an essential element that technicians or in-training engineers can learn to prepare them for...Read More
Hendrik Van Heerden and his 3D printed robotic arm

EIT student designs 3D printed prosthetic controlled by an electronic glove

November 27, 2020 10:36 am
Hendrik van Heerden is a skilled Mobile Crane Specialist and is also currently studying EIT's Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) through our online delivery mode. For his final year project, Hendrik literally got ‘hands-on’ with his endeavors. Inspired by the intertwining of the biomedical and mechanical engineering fields, he has...Read More

Alphabet delivers wireless Internet using light beams from 20km away

November 24, 2020 6:30 am
If 2020 has taught the world anything, it is that the internet is an invaluable commodity. The COVID-19 pandemic digitally transformed almost every aspect of our daily lives. It also further highlighted just how many people across the globe are without reliable access to the internet. However, increasing access to...Read More

Rolls-Royce plans 16 mini nuclear plants for the UK

November 23, 2020 7:00 am
Rolls-Royce has recently announced their pledge to create 6,000 jobs in the United Kingdom as part of their plans to build 16 small nuclear power stations. The announcement comes with the backdrop of the global energy sector facing increasing pressure to embrace renewable energy technologies. The mini nuclear power stations...Read More

Is industrialization the key to poverty reduction in Africa?

November 20, 2020 12:00 am
Calendared by the United Nations in 1989, Africa Industrialization Day represents a unique opportunity for policymakers, business leaders, development partners, and other individuals to raise awareness about the transformational opportunities that industrialization could have within Africa. The driving force behind historical structural change has often been industry. For example, the...Read More

How the COVID-19 pandemic will change engineering education

November 10, 2020 11:39 am
Like most areas of society, engineering education has undergone profound change during the COVID-19 pandemic. Closed campuses have meant many engineering faculties around the world have had to look towards online delivery, technologically transforming the education field. However, from the eyes of engineering education experts, this development has been a...Read More