At EIT we are blessed with an international group of extremely professional, experienced , knowledgeable lecturers who set us apart from other institutions. In a bid to recognise and reward excellence in teaching and professional training by recognising the top three lecturers who go above and beyond the standard requirements of the position, we introduced the annual Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Training. 

Every EIT lecturer was assess against a predetermined set of criteria which included student and employer satisfaction ratings, responsiveness, participation in scholarly activities, contribution to content and levels of student support.

After a long deliberation process we are happy to announce the winner of the 2016 Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Training is Deepak Pais.

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Deepak started his career within the Zinc mining & smelting industry as Project Engineer in Substation & Distribution Greenfield project. He then worked in a Marine and Logistics firm in the Bahamas as  maintenance and Commissioning Engineer. Following this he worked with Japanese and German automobile firms as Maintenance Engineer for Distribution and Utility related systems. He currently works as an Engineer in a regional NSW electricity Distribution utility. Deepak has hands on experience in Distribution, Utility and Substation related systems. He has a particular interest in the consistent interpretation and implementation of Greenfield and Brownfield Standards with an emphasis on safety, reliability, economy and whole of life cost analysis.  Deepak has been lecturing for EIT for several years on both vocational and higher education programs in the School of Electrical Engineering. He is dedicated and enthusiastic lecturer who is extremely popular with EIT staff and students alike.


1st Runner-up: Hadi Harb
2nd Runner Up: Tom Neillings