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25 March 2022 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC+8

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Please note: this is a paid ticket (charity donation) event and all proceeds will go to the ACFS Community Education and Feeding Scheme.

Meet an Australian Engineering Specialist in Midrand

Join the Engineering Institute of Technology at an engineering seminar in Midrand on Friday 25th March.

Dr. Steve Mackay, EIT’s Dean of Engineering, will present an interactive seminar on Practical Engineering for the Future – using Automation and Renewables as the Key Drivers.’ He will detail ways to apply sustainability and automation to your 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.

Steve will highlight how the significant growth in climate change engineering, the drive for sustainability, cost efficiencies, and automation may impact your work.

In a lively debate, he will call on you (and your fellow attendees) to share your perspective on the future of engineering in South Africa.

Finally – in small groups – you will be tasked with outlining your team’s approach to a practical engineering project that will be given to you.

As Lee Lacocco, an American engineer says: “We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.”

Judging by our past events, this is a must-attend event for engineering professionals and aspiring engineers alike. It will be an opportunity to hear from a respected industry leader and to network with like-minded people – many of whom will have experience in automation and renewables.

Reserve your spot at this seminar today! Tickets are limited.

About Dr. Steve Mackay

Steve Mackay Ph.D., a Chartered Professional Electrical, Chemical and Mechanical Engineer, has over 40 years of industry experience in Australia, Europe, Africa and North America. He has delivered training and education to 18,000 engineers and technicians throughout the world.


1. Welcome to you.

2. A discussion: Practical Engineering for the Future

3. Teamwork (in small groups) – solving an engineering challenge.

4. Feedback and debate.

5. Networking over coffee/tea and snacks.

Who is EIT?

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides practical education and training in engineering and technology, with most graduates in fulfilling and well-paid engineering jobs.

EIT offers excellence across its professional development courses, and in its Australian internationally accredited diplomas and advanced diplomas, bachelor and master degrees, and a professional Doctor of Engineering. The engineering lecturers and instructors, most with considerable industry experience and a passion for teaching, are drawn from around the world.

The live and interactive online platform of learning (with access to remote and virtual labs) reaches students in over 160 countries.

The degrees are also available on campus in Australia, using a blended approach to learning.


25 March 2022
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC+8
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