The pile of text books for the Vocational Graduate Diploma of Project Management in Industrial Automation is taller than Sammy, this very patient lab!

Helmut Schütte: EIT student's pile of books for his course taller than his labrador

Just before his final exam Helmut Schütte sent this photograph to his Online Learning coordinator and included the conversation he had had with his wife, “I have filled my head so full, to the extent that I think the info will never get out, it’s too tightly stuffed!”

Why we would use this image as a marketing ploy you may well ask – potential students have probably made a mental note not to embark on the course already!

But then Helmut goes on to comment, “Great experience, recommendable. I have a very high opinion of EIT and all of you, thanks :-)”

If that does not adequately ease any residual anguish, I must add that we no longer offer this particular program!

Instead students spend 12 months on a Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Industrial Automation) and can exit on completion.  Otherwise, having completed this initial year successfully, students have the option of moving into a 12 months masters; the Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation)

Will the pile of books be much reduced? Probably not, but take heart! You will have access to lecturers who are industry savvy and gurus in their fields, great content, flexible learning, and coordinators dedicated to your success. And of course, at the end of the day, you will have achieved one, if not two, great qualifications which will hold you in very good stead.

Our thanks go to Sammy the dog and Helmut for their input here. And from all at EIT we extend our congratulations to Helmut for attaining his qualification. 

(It needs to be added that the information in Helmut’s head did manage to escape, but in a timely fashion and to good purpose – he received an overall grade of 92%!)


The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is dedicated to ensuring our students receive a world-class education and gain skills they can immediately implement in the workplace upon graduation. Our staff members uphold our ethos of honesty and integrity, and we stand by our word because it is our bond. Our students are also expected to carry this attitude throughout their time at our institute, and into their careers.