2017 EIT Outstanding Student Award Runner-up
Courses completed: Advanced Diploma in Industrial Communications, Networking and IT
Date of completion: October 2017
My name is Nicholas Godden and I am a Senior Metering Technician for Western Power. I have a passion for Electrical Power engineering, Information and Communication Technologies. I studied IT Network Engineering before changing my career to an Electrician. While continuing to develop in my trade I studied to become an Instrument Technician. I recently completed my Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Communications through EIT. I enjoy problem solving, data analysis and researching new technologies.
My experience with EIT has been fantastic hence why I decided to complete two Advanced Diplomas. These courses are well suited for people who work full time and are working in simular fields. The Lecturers have industry experience and are up to date with current trends in the industry with practical knowledge.
The learning experience was able to fit into my busy lifestyle allowing me to study at home with 24-hour access to remote labs without having to attend physical classes. All of the students in my class were from a similar background so we were able to relate to one another.
These courses have improved my knowledge at work helping me understand specific areas related to my industry. This has lead me in receiving two promotions in a four-year period. My understanding of the OSI model, TCP/IP and wireless technologies are a few examples of areas, which have led to my career success.
I have no plans of changing careers at this stage but wish start a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering to further enhance my skill set at work and also opening up other opportunities that may arise in the future.