on April 23rd, 2024

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) has set its sights on global expansion, aiming to establish a stronger presence across continents. From its roots in Australia, venturing into the United States, United Kingdom, and Africa reflects EIT’s mission to broaden its reach and impact.  

EIT is first and foremost an interactive, online college – with a global reach.

Students are able to access Australian engineering qualifications and professional development wherever they are based. Furthermore, all online programs are designed to facilitate students who are working full-time. For those desiring a blended or more traditional approach to learning there are two campuses in Australia, one based in Perth and the other in Melbourne. There are plans for a third and fourth for the latter parts of 2024 and 2025 respectively.  

What is an education hub? It is quite different to a campus but will provide online students with the option to visit a learning center where they can access a range of support services and resources. 

Existing EIT Bases 

EIT has support staff and offices in many parts of the world. With student support deeply embedded in its mission statement, and with students based globally, this spread of personnel is critical to EIT.    

The countries with established EIT support offices and staff include Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, the Philippines, India, the United States of America, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. EIT boasts a truly international footprint with some of these incredible staff members having supported EIT students for over two decades.  

Crossing Borders  

Central to EIT’s expansion strategy are its learning centers, designed for online students in industry who want to access them around their working commitments. They are intended as vibrant hubs for intellectual exchange and community engagement. These centers will serve as physical touchpoints where prospective students can seek guidance and current students can organize to meet and collaborate with fellow learners, and where industry experts will be invited to present workshops on a variety of engineering topics.   

EIT SA office

It is envisioned that learning centers will serve as hubs which provide students with access to a range of resources and support services, enhance their educational experience, help them build valuable relationships, and prepare them for success in their academic and professional endeavors.  

EIT’s first such hub was opened in Johannesburg, South Africa, in August last year.

Currently a learning center is being established in Gaborone, Botswana; and during this initial phase, there are plans for the same in the United Kingdom, and in the capital cities of a number of African countries: Namibia, Zambia and Kenya. Following this the focus will be on Florida, in the US, and Cape Town, in South Africa. 

(Read more here: https://www.eit.edu.au/unveiling-eits-state-of-the-art-learning-hub/).  

 “Our expansion in Africa is very close to my heart,” said Dean of Engineering, Dr. Steve Mackay who was born in South Africa. 

As EIT continues to expand its reach and establish new learning centers in key locations around the world, it remains committed to providing students with the resources, support, and opportunities they need to thrive in an increasingly competitive and dynamic global environment.  

Road Shows and Seminars 

EIT’s tradition of hosting free workshops and seminars in various city centers will continue and become integral to the learning hubs. These interactive events usually involve the presentation of topical engineering subjects, case studies and engineering conundrums which are workshopped in groups. They foster knowledge dissemination, strengthen EIT’s ties with local communities and industry, and provide students and professionals with networking opportunities. 

EIT remains steadfast in its commitment to excellence in engineering education and innovation. With each new endeavor, the institution strengthens its position as a global leader in the field, empowering individuals and communities to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.  

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