Islam Sarwat graduated from EIT in 2015 with a 52742WA - Advanced Diploma of Plant Engineering. Before completing the program, he was an in-training operation and mechanical engineer. He noticed that he had some spare time on his hands and a dream to attain a senior engineering job in the future.
Islam chose this particular program because, he says, it was comprehensive and covered a lot of material that would improve his knowledge and enhance his skills. He also knew it would help him find direction in his career.
“My studies helped orient me in choosing which engineering industry to go into. The engineering industry has a lot of different varieties and disciplines. Instead of one particular field, it includes many different fields.”
Islam found that the pathways to being hired in a high-level job became more likely after completing the plant engineering program.
“Life was better. I felt that I did what should be done to enhance my skills. I extracted immense value from my studying with EIT. The course definitely added to my skill set in my work environment.”
After three years of studying, he got what he was hoping for: Islam was appointed as a project lead in the new extension of the plant for the company he was working for in the Industrial Gases industry. His daily responsibilities include:
- Process optimization
- Efficiency enhancement
- Preparing reports regarding plant performance
- Preparing maintenance and operation budget
- Carrying out preventive and corrective maintenance
- Implementing production plans
Islam is looking forward to the future challenges his career in engineering may throw at him. And now, he is looking to the next career challenge of leveling up to more senior (and managerial) positions.
“I have met the challenges that have come as my career has matured. I overcame these challenges, developed my skills, and improved myself by studying and training in my field. I for sure, have a better future. I plan to improve my managerial skills to shift from the technical world to managerial positions.”