on September 16th, 2023

During 2023 the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) has once again hosted a series of seminars in various locations around the world. 

From South Africa to the Philippines, these seminars have become a platform for engineering professionals and enthusiasts to come together, learn, and exchange ideas on cutting-edge technologies and engineering trends.  

This article will provide an overview of the EIT seminars that took place in the first half of the year and provide an insight into what is yet to come.  

Practical Engineering for the Future – Using Automation and Renewables as the Key Drivers

Johannesburg, South Africa 

15 February 2023 and 06 July 2023  

Dr. Steve Mackay, Dean of Engineering, detailed ways to apply sustainability and automation to engineering projects – in the areas of electrical, mechanical, civil, and industrial automation engineering – as applied to such diverse areas as mining, infrastructure, construction, defense, energy, water, transport, medical, manufacturing, and consultancy. 

Dr. Mackay highlighted how the significant growth in climate change engineering, the drive for sustainability, cost efficiencies, and automation might impact work. 

In a lively debate, he called on the attendees to share their perspectives on the future of engineering in South Africa.  

Seminar held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Finally – in small groups – attendees were tasked with outlining their team’s approach to a practical engineering project that was given to them.

Who is EIT and What is Electrical and Electronic Engineering?

Seminar held in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Harare, Zimbabwe 

31 July 2023  

Key staff traveled from South Africa and parts of Zimbabwe to deliver a presentation in Harare. It included information on the programs EIT offers on-campus and online, and how remotely based students are supported. The seminar included a technical presentation focusing on the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, delivered by Mr. Freeman Mhlanga, EIT Lecturer, and General Manager at a local engineering firm. 

This presentation was open to everyone, whether they were seasoned professionals, just starting out in their engineering careers, or looking to change direction. There were networking opportunities while attendees enjoyed afternoon tea. 

A digital Certificate of Attendance was provided to those who attended. 

Engineering Trends Across the World  

Lusaka and Kitwe, Zambia  

02 & 04 August 2023  

EIT’s Lead Course Advisor and Lead Learning Support Officer, traveled from South Africa and Zimbabwe, respectively, to deliver a presentation which included valuable information on the programs EIT offers as well as the unique student support EIT provides for its students.  

Attendees had the opportunity to learn more about studying an engineering program with EIT on-campus in Australia or online. 

Dr. Steve Mackay, also streamed live from Australia to provide an insight into Engineering Trends Across the World. 

Seminar held in Kitwe, Zambia.

Attendees included EIT alumni, current students and would-be students of engineering. Afterwards they remained to network over refreshments. 

Digital Certificates of Attendance were provided. 

Unlocking Success in the Australian Working Environment: Engineering Essentials 

Seminar held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dhaka, Bangladesh  

17 August 2023  

Professor Akhtar Kalam, Deputy Chair of EIT’s Academic Board, and Mr. Rolf Baum, EIT International Recruitment Manager, traveled from Australia to meet with attendees in person. 

Prof. Kalam, a globally recognized engineering academic, delivered an insightful presentation on the the engineering essentials for those working in Australia.

Following his presentation, Rolf provided an overview of EIT, sharing valuable information about what it is like to study with a college dedicated to engineering. 

During the event, attendees enjoyed afternoon tea.  

Upcoming Seminar: Getting Job-Ready with AI – An Engineering Focus 

Manila, Philippines  

27 September 2023  

EIT is traveling from Australia and from around the Philippines to meet with you in person this month! 

EIT’s Technical Team will deliver an insightful presentation on Getting Job-Ready with AI: An Engineering Focus. This will be followed by David Gajdus, Student Recruitment Manager, who will provide an overview of what EIT can offer – to established and would-be engineers. 

You will also receive a digital Certificate of Attendance

Reserve your spot now: https://www.eit.edu.au/event/eit-seminar-in-manila-philippines-getting-job-ready-with-ai-an-engineering-focus/  

EIT’s seminars in 2023 have showcased the organization’s dedication to advancing engineering knowledge and fostering sustainable development worldwide.  

These events have not only educated professionals but also facilitated international collaboration and knowledge exchange, ultimately contributing to a better future for engineering and technology worldwide.  

As EIT continues to grow and expand its reach, it promises to remain at the forefront of engineering education and innovation in the years to come. 

EIT will be scheduling a seminar in Mauritius, Namibia, Botswana and Kenya before the end of the year. 

Keep a lookout for the seminars that are planned for the remainder of 2023. Stay tuned right here for updates: https://www.eit.edu.au/news-events/events/ 

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