The key objective of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is to provide an outstanding practical engineering and technology education; from Diplomas through to Masters Degrees. The finest engineering lecturers and instructors, with extensive real engineering experience in industry, are drawn from around the world. The learning is gained through synchronous, online (Online Learning) technologies.
EIT’s mission is to provide students throughout the world with measurable and significant productivity gains in their workplace through cutting edge and applied engineering higher education.
By 2023, EIT will be internationally recognized for its blended learning education in the engineering and technology areas. We will draw students from throughout the world because of our reputation for engineering programs which are strongly industry-oriented coupled with graduate attributes that make our students employees of choice. Specifically:
- We will be ranked in the upper half of Australian universities in our education performance in engineering education (characterized by an emphasis on our hands-on online engineering labs and practical job-focussed bias to our learning).
- We will have 1900 full-time equivalent (FTE) students drawn from throughout the world in a range of higher education engineering courses.
- Our courses will be world renowned for the way they prepare engineering para-professionals and professionals through blended (including online) learning for careers in demand in the digital automated world.
EIT offers awards in a growing array of engineering fields. The programs are taught using the unique approach of LIVE interactive sessions over the Internet, combined with practical exercises completed using remote laboratories and simulation software. The range of programs include:
- Professional Certificate of Competency - 3 months (part time, intensive)
- Diploma of Leadership and Management - 12 months (part time, intensive)
- Advanced Diploma - 18 to 24 months (part time, intensive)
- Bachelor of Science in four (4) streams: Industrial Automation Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Civil and Structural Engineering - 3 years (full time)
- Graduate Certificate - 6 months (part time, intensive)
- Graduate Diploma - 12 months (part time, intensive)
- Master of Engineering in three (3) specialties: Industrial Automation; Electrical Systems; Safety, Risk and Reliability - 24 months (part time intensive)
Many (perhaps, most) engineering faculties at universities and colleges experience a significant challenge delivering the course-work affordably and with excellence. EIT achieves this using online based education where economical class sizes are attainable, international experts are engaged to instruct, and remote laboratories and simulation software are employed.
EIT is a sister company of the well known and reputable engineering training organization, IDC Technologies. IDC has been operating for over 25 years, from offices throughout the world, delivering practical short courses to well over 500,000 engineers and technicians. IDC's range of training formats includes:
- On-Demand (self paced) Video courses
- On site (in-house) courses
- Technical conferences
- Technical manuals
The below map shows the distribution of EIT students around the world. With students in over 140 countries, EIT is at the forefront of international education.
The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is an institute for higher learning. It has emerged from its founding organisation, IDC Technologies, which is an international provider of practical, technical training. Since its conception in 1991, five hundred thousand engineers, technicians and technologists have been trained globally. Other than the head office in Western Australia, affiliated offices can be found in the United Kingdom, USA, South Africa and India.
Many universities and colleges do not teach the subjects and diplomas of engineering offered by the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) as part of their engineering core. Much of the key training material necessary to arm students when commencing work as a successful technician or engineer is missing from their programs (there are a few notable exceptions with some highly dedicated practitioners). Universities and colleges that do teach similar subjects to those of EIT often do so mainly from a theoretical point of view.