on December 22nd, 2021

As the year ends there were many standout moments here at EIT.

The Engineering Institute of Technology’s heartbeat has always been education and the year provided many opportunities for budding engineers to join the ranks thanks to a range of services, webinars and of course all the courses and qualifications here at EIT.

We take a look back at some major highlights.

January: EIT secures Commonwealth Supported Places for Eight Online Qualifications

To start the year the Australian Government provided additional short courses Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for higher education.

These ranged across several disciplines for graduates to be job-ready, retrain Australian citizens and up-skill members of the workforce in priority areas.

Engineering was earmarked as one of the areas and a total of eight EIT courses allowed applicants to enroll with EIT.

February: The 2021 Student Ambassador Announcement

EIT Student Ambassador Aaaron Brooks
Aaron Brook. Picture: Supplied

Two EIT students were named Student Ambassadors who can guide newcomers in life with EIT.

Aaron Brook and Douglas Mugweni took the honor and did stellar work as ambassadors.

Douglas grew up in Zimbabwe, and his early interest in math and science led to his flourishing career as an engineer.

He holds a B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and during 2020, Douglas completed EIT's Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation).

An accomplished Instrument Reliability Specialist, Aaron has spent several years combining his career with continued education. He studied EIT’s 52708WA - Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation during the year.

March: On-Campus students visit the Bellevue Railcar Facility

Many Perth-based students took part in out-of-the-classroom learning with an industrial site visit to the new Bellevue railcar facility.

Although these kinds of visits have become hard to achieve, due to the pandemic, they have great value for students to develop a greater understanding of how engineering theory is put into practice.

View the gallery on EIT's Facebook page, and don't forget to follow our page.

April: EIT introduces the Robert Snaith Scholarship for Aspiring Technicians

Robert Snaith. Picture: Supplied

EIT strives to offer opportunities for students to reach their studying goals.

The Robert Snaith Scholarship for Aspiring Technicians commemorates Rob's impact during his 16-year tenure at EIT where he was a beloved lecturer.

The scholarship provides technicians with the opportunity to further their studies in engineering.

The scholarship is open to students who have applied for and received provisional confirmation to study an Advanced Diploma with EIT.

There are 6 scholarships per year (with no more than one granted per advanced diploma intake).

For more information about the scholarship click here.

May: EIT goes mobile

To provide more points of access to Moodle, EIT made it possible for students to access their course work from even more devices.

The Moodle App provides access to offline learning materials, the opportunity to complete submissions, and connect with EIT.

The idea is to provide on-the-go access for students, and also one portal to connect with students’ academic work.

June: EIT’s Perth Campus is Located in the Sixth Most Livable City in the World

Picture: Pixalbay

On-campus and future on-campus students at the EIT campus in Perth forms part of a community that the Global Livability Index 2021 deemed as one of the best in the world.

Perth’s high rank is due to a number of factors.

The Western Australian city score 95 for Stability, 78.2 for Culture and Environment and a full 100% in Healthcare, Education and Infrastructure.

Perth is the only Australian city and the only city on the list to receive a perfect score in three categories.

See how other cities ranked here.

July: EIT Introduces 9 New Graduate Courses

To diversify EIT’s course offerings further we introduced another 9 courses this year. These 6-month courses aim to give students specialist skills in their professional field and to address the growing demands of the industry. The 9 courses are:

To find out more on how to apply for a graduate course with EIT click here.

August: Students go green during work-integrated learning

From L-R: Ceezan Maharjan, Testimony Onoja, Amrit Thakur, Michael Coghill, Felix Okoh.

EIT students Amrit Thakur, Ceezan Maharjan, Felix Okoh, and Testimony Onoja turned their EIT Work Integrated experience into a valuable cause, helping to reduce the amount of e-waste that ends up in landfills.

The experience offers students workplace-related hard and soft skills, which they can use to enhance their engineering careers.

EIT provides all our on-campus students 240 hours of work-integrated learning at no extra cost. It allows students to gain Australian experience in a professional organization relevant to their field of engineering

This equates to a 6-week full-time internship or equivalent in part-time hours.

To find out more about work-integrated learning click here.

September: EIT announces our Engineers Australia Student Ambassador

Ceezan Maharjan was named EIT's Engineers Australia Student Ambassador. Student Ambassadors represents Engineers Australia on-campus where they are tasked to help fellow students to understand the bounty of resources offered by Engineers Australia.

Ceezan is currently studying his Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) at our Bentley Campus.

October: EIT named wins International Education and Training Export Award at the 2021 Western Australian Export Awards

There was a lot of reasons to celebrate in October when EIT was announced as the winner of the International Education and Training Export Award at the 2021 Western Australian Export Awards.

The awards are coordinated by Invest and Trade Western Australia, part of the WA Government’s Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, in partnership with the Export Council of Australia and shine a light on excellence in a variety of sectors within Western Australia.

Find out more about the awards here.

November: EIT wins International Education and Training Award at Export Awards

EIT represented Western Australia at the 59th 2021 Australian Export & Investment Awards following our win in October.

Nationally EIT again took home the award when we took home the International Education and Training Export Award.

The Australian Export & Investment Awards recognizes and honours Australian exporters who have achieved sustainable growth through innovation and commitment.

December: EIT Introduces Doctorate Research Scholarship For 2022

DEng Student Martin
One of EIT's first DEng students, Martin Masemola.

For graduates, EIT’s Doctor of Engineering is a worthwhile qualification to achieve and to show our commitment to post-graduates that want to complete their education pathway on-campus the Doctorate Research Scholarship was announced for candidates seeking commencement in its Professional On-Campus Doctor of Engineering program in 2022.

This is the first scholarship to subsidize each semester’s fees provided by EIT.

The unique opportunity offers tuition fees covered by EIT for each semester (applicants will need to re-apply at the end of each term/semester), Paid Teaching Assistantship, opportunities to be connected to professional supervisors with industry-rich knowledge and the opportunity to study at one of EIT’s Australian campuses (Perth or Melbourne).

For more information on the scholarship click here.

Here's to Our Students

If that’s not enough, EIT has also shown a lot of growth and has an exciting student body. In 2021 students from 86 countries enrolled with EIT. Out of these Australia, South Africa and Namibia has the highest concentration of students.

EIT also hosted plenty of free online webinars in 2021, with many reaching a large global audience.

Our Top 3 Webinars According to Attendees

  • Introduction Virtual Power Plants (2184)

Dr. Seyed Morteza Alizadeh provides insight into Virtual Power Plants and industry applications of this technology.

  • Learning How to Learn (1449)

This webinar was presented by Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE who is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. It focused on the latest insights from neuroscience about how to help engineers learn most effectively, including how to teach to both the procedural and declarative learning systems.

  • Data Communication - The Backbone of Industrial Automation (1154 Registrations)

During this webinar, we discussed the basics of industrial data communication and networking, including OSI model and TCP/IP based networks and where to safely use an industrial web intranet.

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