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Here is what some of our graduating students from the Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation had to say about the course:

 

It was a great course, excellent revision for the topics that I am familiar with. Gained greater in depth understanding for the topics that I am not so familiar with, and with regard to new topics demystified some concepts I had no real grasp on, and in the process learned some practical methods that can be applied straight away."
Deon du Plooy - Tasmania...

Ric and Frank Chat

Frank, based on site in Malaysia, talks to <Senior Course Advisor Ric Harrison in Australia. He is a current student of Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation and the Advanced Diploma of E & I Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities.


 

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Ric and Peter Chat

Here is an interview with . He is an instrumentation and electrical technician who is currently working on an offshore platform. Listen to him talk to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about his background, why he chose the advanced diploma, the relevance of the content, how he manages study commitment, time required, and the impact for his career.

Please note that audio is slightly distorted at the beginning of the interview, but improves after a short interval:  Podcast...

EIT student Rephinus Omoro  from the Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering

Positive feedback from students is humbling and amazing, but it is particularly extraordinary when it comes with gratitude for what is a fairly gruelling process. Those of you who have undertaken the EIT’s online courses (3 month certificate courses through to eighteen month advanced diplomas) will agree that the going can be tough. It is a feat to just successfully complete a qualification, but when it is achieved whilst juggling full time work and the responsibilities of family it is quite...

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Wisdom is elusive, but education goes a long way to tracking and pinning it down.

If it weren’t such a demeaning term Murray Langley could be the EIT’s ‘Poster Boy’. Since completing the Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Mining (DMN), he has successfully passed the Vocational Graduate Diploma of Project Management in Industrial Automation (GPI) and has commenced the Graduate Diploma of Project Management in Electrical Engineering (GPE). Quite...

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Hazel Woodhall, an enormously capable and determined student, graduated from the Advanced Diploma of Industrial Data Communications, Networking and IT, in the latter part of 2013. She praises the course for filling her knowledge gaps.   In 2008 she joined Alstom UK (a French multinational company which holds interests in the electricity generation and rail transport markets), having garnered significant experience in IT support in a corporate environment. In her new role as IT Project...

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Another student tale; from another part of the world and another field of engineering - and one that will clarify the alliteration used above – words that have been selected very carefully, as you will discover.

Paula Palmer graduated from the EIT’s Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (DEE) in May of last year, 2012. Paula’s cohort of students, DEE04, was shepherded through their eighteen months very ably by Online Learning Coordinator, Holly Adams.

Paula works in Barbados...

Past student Peter Bramall talking about his experiences with EIT studying the Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering Technology. He explains how the program fits nicely around his work and family commitments and how beneficial the degree has proven so far in his professional advancement. Hear for yourself!

 

 

   

 

 

EIT graduate of Advanced Diploma in Electrical Supply Industry (ESI) Power Systems Steve Schober

Well done to EIT graduate, Steve Schober, from Ergon Energy. Recently Steve sent us a note of thanks - not terribly remarkable on its own, but the words were particularly heart-warming. He expresses a justified pride in himself. Without the confidence of youth and the time available at that stage in life, he still did it! With determination and dedication Steve successfully completed the Advanced Diploma in Electrical Supply Industry (ESI) Power Systems. For a good three years he persevered...

EIT student Osemudiamen (Ose) Usifoh feedback on Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation

When EIT launched its inaugural course – the Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation – we believed fervently that the content was good. The live, Online Learning teaching methodology, however, was very new and it was embarked upon with some trepidation.

In an effort to gather feedback from our initial foray into online education we recently interviewed Osemudiamen (Ose) Usifoh, a graduate from DIA01. Being members of our alumni you will understand that this indicates the very beginning of...

Steve Parchert EIT student of Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering post-op

"One of our EIT students has had us thinking about the essential pairing of biomedical engineering and sport. Steve Parchert is completing our Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering and should have his head down, but instead has his feet up!

 

 

As the image below indicates all is not as it seems. Steve is post-op and has logged into his scheduled webinar! Commitment and tenacity are descriptors that come to mind and are well deserved.

 

"He enjoys...

EIT student of Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation on the FPSO Capixaba located 100km offshore from Vitoria ES Brazil

More than ever engineers cross and re-cross borders to tackle projects. Engineers Without Borders is a not-for-profit organization even named for its international work. It is, however, not alone. Many engineering companies employ teams who, by necessity, become seasonal (and unseasonal) travelers in order to work on assignments around the world.

Allen Doyle, one of EIT’s students and someone whose work has sent him to many countries, is justly proud of his qualification. He describes study...

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

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

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 –...

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Born and raised in a small farming community close to the border of South Africa and Botswana I would have never thought that I will end up living in the city and work in the Chemical Industry. I am married to a beautiful wife and a busy 2 year old son.

After High school I made my way to Johannesburg to start a Career in Aviation. I completed my theoretical training in Aircraft Avionics at Denel centre of Learning and Development (DCLD) after which I started my apprenticeship and later...

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An environmental engineer would surely agree that when it comes to public health, noise pollution is a dangerous threat to a person's wellbeing. It has been well researched and proven that citizens of a country who live near airports have higher blood pressures than those who live elsewhere. People's health is directly affected by noisy engineering design. 

The Federal Aviation Authority says that an aircraft's noise output should, at maximum, be 65dBA, observed at...

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Our buzzword for your engineering career this year is INVESTMENT. The modern world of business centers on the principles of investment. You put something in, and hopefully (with copious amounts of elbow grease) get something out. 

When someone looks to invest their hard-earned money, the most important factor they consider is growth potential. The question they ask themselves is: Will my invested money grow? 

Pursuing engineering as a career involves just...

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As a young engineer I used to sometimes ponder on the long torturous career (ladder) path one could follow in ‘the firm’ – no matter whether you were an electrician, technician or engineer.  I worked for a huge company (De Beers) mining and selling gem diamonds with billions of dollars of revenue and which had been around for over a 100 years.

A hugely wealthy company with generous conditions and a magnificent emphasis on training and education and other upliftment activities...

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Smart cities are much more than solar-powered street lights triggered when pedestrians walk beneath them.

 

Smart cities refer to cities that use the latest in technological innovation in infrastructure and IT systems, and the Internet of Things, interspersed with environmentally-friendly nature-inspired elements.

 

 However, to design a smart city, a sizeable redesign to old infrastructure is usually required. Architecture needs rethinking and reforming, the...

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Smart cities are much more than solar-powered street lights triggered when pedestrians walk beneath them.

Smart cities refer to cities that use the latest in technological innovation in infrastructure and IT systems, and the Internet of Things, interspersed with environmentally-friendly nature-inspired elements.

 However, to design a smart city, a sizeable redesign to old infrastructure is usually required. Architecture needs rethinking and reforming, the traditional disciplines of...

Brain Drain

Higher education is changing because governments are changing. The benefit from higher education, for the individual and the country, where the qualification is put to work, is invaluable. Building toward a brighter future for oneself, whilst growing an economy, makes higher education the main vehicle that drives up the potential of a country and its people.

Evolving governments need to secure the employment of professionals produced by higher education institutions to ensure their countries...

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Without a shadow of doubt, with traditional power transmission systems, home and factory power systems and motors – good old alternating current (ac) is the name of the game with electricity. Direct Current (dc) has always been the poor cousin.

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Without a shadow of doubt, with traditional power transmission systems, home and factory power systems and motors – good old alternating current (ac) is the name of the game with electricity. Direct Current (dc) has always been the...

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That virtually unheard of quantity - surface tension - is the cause of enormous costs in the engineering world and a slight reduction in this rather arcane ‘force’ could save billions of dollars.


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That virtually unheard of quantity - surface tension - is the cause of enormous costs in the engineering world and a slight reduction in this rather arcane ‘force’ could save billions of dollars.

A Technical Refresher
As a refresher for those that are rusty – surface tension...

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“We are spurred on by the impossible” may be a fairly trite throw away line from Dyson’s Director of Energy Storage Development (Bruce Brenner). But it does show the attitude of the company driven by James Dyson in pioneering new inventions which are also commercialised with great success. As many of you would know - he has created products ranging from...


Dear Colleagues

“We are spurred on by the impossible” may be a fairly trite throw away line from Dyson’s Director of Energy Storage...

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Over 30 years ago, I attended an impressive demonstration of a company that had developed a nifty image processing system and fruit selector to sort good from bad fruit. A great idea but hugely expensive, only operational for a part of the season (fruit picking) and prone to breakdowns and many errors.


Dear Colleagues

Over 30 years ago, I attended an impressive demonstration of a company that had developed a nifty image processing system and fruit selector to sort good from bad fruit. A...

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IN THIS INTENSIVE, PART-TIME, 18-MONTH LIVE ONLINE PROGRAM YOU WILL GAIN: 

 

  • Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in mechanical engineering
  • Hard hitting know-how in pumps, compressors, piping, seals and machinery safety
  • Guidance from experts in the field of mechanical engineering technology
  • Networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career prospects and income
  • A world-class Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology 

 

The next intake starts on the week of...

Highly recommended for existing and intending students at any institution Session 1: 9am GMT on Wednesday December 15 (for your local time click here) Session 2: 11pm GMT on Wednesday December 15 (for your local time click here) Following outstanding feedback from those who attended the October 20 web session on Study Skills, we are now offering two live repeat sessions. Join us for a live, interactive web-based session that provides tips and tricks for study that work. During this 45 minute...

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) has received recognition, endorsement and/or accreditation as a training provider from authorising bodies based around the world. The newest of which is Engineers Ireland. Engineers Ireland has been representing the engineering profession since 1835, making them one of the oldest and largest professional bodies in Ireland. They have more than 24,000 members come from every discipline of engineering, and range from engineering students to fellows of...

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German nuclear engineering firms are within their rights to claim damages and receive compensation for the country's plans to shut their nuclear facilities, a senior judge has ruled. The Constitutional Court found that government's impending interference with nuclear plants violated property rights. The country's government has set the date for complete nuclear decommissioning; 2022./

The German utilities and their engineers will be seeking compensation that will amount to billions of euros...

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Network Rail Causes Christmas Chaos in London

Have you submitted your annual leave form for the festive season yet? Some engineers in London aren't going to be that lucky this year. Five major London railway stations will be undergoing 42 engineering improvement projects (27 daytime and 15 nighttime) from the 19th of December, stretching through to the 2nd of January, 2017.

The number of passenger journeys that utilize the railway between 19 December and 2 January? 20 million.

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here is nothing new under the sun - as the old adage goes. And when looking at the sleek new industrial buildings built out of state-of-the-art new materials such as carbon fiber or indeed, boring steel and concrete, it is surprising to see the renaissance of construction with wood – something I thought had disappeared for traditional city building.


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There is nothing new under the sun - as the old adage goes. And when looking at the sleek new industrial buildings built...

Globally, there will be two billion people aged over 60 years old and older, by 2050. That figure is given to us by the United States government, who use the estimations to build policy around the elderly in their country. How many of these two billion will still be employed in 2050? It is perhaps impossible to say. How many will be let go because of their age? That is also an impossible question to answer. It was George Orwell who famously said: “Each generation perceives itself to be more...

The Master’s degree is the new black. It’s becoming awfully fashionable in a world where a Bachelor’s degree is becoming more accessible than ever, and therefore, more redundant. When fighting for lower tuition fees, students from around the world always reference the progressive thinking Germany (and surrounding European countries), who offer free higher education. What they do not always say is that once you venture to obtain your Master’s degree, suddenly, tuition fees are involved. What...

Working with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive - already established names in the VR market - VR4CAD gives engineers the ability to walk through a virtual world and see a hypothetical example of what a design might eventually look like in a real world. It is a system that brings designs to life. Virtalis believes that there is a future for virtual reality in engineering. 

Through an agreement with the University of Liverpool, Virtalis is showing how Continuing Professional Development...

 

When the United Kingdom famously opted to exit from the European Union this year, what was the dominant feeling among them? The question sounds like the unanswerable million dollar question at the end of a trivia show. The answer is: uncertainty. They felt that the country had isolated itself from the rest of the world and that engineering endeavor and business was going to be wrapped up in...uncertainty. Engineers are in an era of uncertainty. The world wants new, shiny, efficient...

W. Richard Bowen, author of Engineering Ethics: Challenges and Opportunities, says that engineers are in charge of several industrial operations that have the power to change the society they live in. He lists some of the ingenuities that engineers have designed: “Clean water production and sanitation, energy generation, large-scale pharmaceutical manufacture, hygienic food processing, functional buildings transport infrastructure, mechanical devices, medical diagnostic equipment...

Could you visualise a world without technical drawing software? Showing the inner workings of something you engineered by hand sketching the details as accurately as possible. CAD software is the lifeblood of design engineers. Most modern engineers applying for patents for their tirelessly engineered innovations use CAD programs to create their technical drawings. Other design engineers will use the programs to show a mockup of what an eventual product design may look like, and can introduce...

Engineers are synonymous with having unbridled amounts of knowledge. Some might say they have a wealth of knowledge. They have to publish their thoughts and work into books, journals, magazines and the like, in a bid to inform and instruct others. However, a stereotype that is furthered by non-engineers is the apparent fact that engineers are not effective communicators. It is, of course, a generalization to say that engineers struggle with communication, however, it wouldn’t be a stereotype if...

The Queen of England has already spent £600,000 ($748,932) of taxpayer money with trusted engineers and architectural designers that have compiled blueprints for what is being called a 'reservicing' of Buckingham Palace. The taxpayers have been informed that they will be expected to foot the bill of £369 million ($459 million) for a full update of the Palace. All of the bells and whistles! The main engineering company attached to the project is WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff. There are six Buckingham...

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Seemingly the target of 50 billion connected devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020 is now somewhat overly optimistic. The estimate has been sharply estimated downwards to perhaps 20 billion interconnected devices. Quite a change from the original hyped up estimate.


Dear Colleagues

Seemingly the target of 50 billion connected devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020 is now somewhat overly optimistic. The estimate has been sharply estimated downwards to perhaps 20 billion...

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The Queen of England has already spent £600,000 ($748,932) of taxpayer money with trusted engineers and architectural designers that have compiled blueprints for what is being called a 'reservicing' of Buckingham Palace. The taxpayers have been informed that they will be expected to foot the bill of £369 million ($459 million) for a full update of the Palace. All the bells and whistles!

The main engineering company attached to the project is WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff. There are six

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A referendum on the subject of scrapping forty-five-year-old nuclear plants in Switzerland has resulted in a categorical NO. Put forward by the country's Green Party, the motion was denied by 54.2% of voters. Green Party president, Regula Rytz, said: "The high number of yes (to dismantle nuclear plants) votes confirmed that citizens wanted to opt out of nuclear power in the long run."

The country's energy minister Doris Leuthard was also quoted saying that the vote showed that some citizens...

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I am always a little twitchy when I hear of the next latest invention based around renewable energy – whether it be solar panels or (self-driving) electric cars  - as far as saving the planet and reducing the carbon footprint.


Dear Colleagues

I am always a little twitchy when I hear of the next latest invention based around renewable energy – whether it be solar panels or (self-driving) electric cars  - as far as saving the planet and reducing the carbon footprint.

As we...

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Do you communicate and write well and have excellent problem solving skills? Do you have outstanding technical know-how and experience? Well – you have improved your chances of securing a good job immeasurably. Naturally, there are other skills required and the over riding need for good experience relating to the job.  But...


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Do you communicate and write well and have excellent problem solving skills? Do you have outstanding technical know-how and experience? Well –...

Interested in studying to advance your career? Wondering if you will be able to successfully complete our program among your other work and life commitments? If you answered "YES" to any of the above questions, take some comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Many of our students have faced the exact same concerns. At the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) we have designed our programs and delivery methods to ensure our students receive the best content from industry- experienced...

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Flash floods have been plaguing the planet in 2016. In June, flash floods forced the government of France to close the Louvre in Paris and 25,000 people were left without power. 500 miles away, Germany also experienced flash flooding that caused 5 deaths and left several people missing. Lest we forget the 2015/16 floods of Ireland and Great Britain. Storm weather also battered South Australia at the end of September, this year. Engineering industries were shut down due to the weather. Power...

Sinkholes. They swallow houses, they devour cars. They eat up road, and they're happening around the world. A section of a five-lane street in Japanese business district Fukuoka was swallowed on Wednesday in what is being called a sinkhole. Subways were delayed and 800 houses were left without power. The sinkhole happened uncomfortably close to other buildings, so officials evacuated the people in the surrounding area to minimize the chance of any injury due to exploding gas lines or any...

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The U.S. Presidential Election has finally arrived after one of the longest campaign cycles in recent history. The winner of this presidential election will become the leader of the free world and have a monumental task ahead of them. There are only a few hours to go before the leader in the polls is announced, and as a result becomes the president. The stock market nervously waits in the wings to either congratulate or deflate depending on who wins. The reality is, some engineering industries...

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Sherlock Holmes, that incredible detective, would be impressed with the new technologies and lateral thinking being employed to detect the ever more silent submarines (or subs) lurking below the surface of our oceans. Sonar (or acoustics) has been used in the past but is rapidly being ineffective.


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Sherlock Holmes, that incredible detective, would be impressed with the new technologies and lateral thinking being employed to detect the ever more silent submarines (or...

 

EIT is accepting applications to join the January 2017 intakes of each of the Master of Engineering Degrees as listed below. Applications are closing soon but will be accepted until December 16, 2016; apply today and secure your place on the limited places now available!

Applications for the January 03, 2017 intakes will close...

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