on February 16th, 2024

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) has launched two new graduate certificates, one in hydrogen engineering and management and the other on the Internet of Things. EIT’s deputy dean and two lecturers tell us about the timeliness and benefits of the certificates.

Expanding Opportunities for Engineering Professionals

In engineering, professionals recognize the importance of continuous learning to stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends. Even while employed, engineers are increasingly seeking opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills through graduate certificates.

Recognizing the demand for specialized training, the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) has expanded its offerings to include two new graduate certificates: the 52910WA Graduate Certificate in Hydrogen Engineering and Management, and the 52911WA Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things (IoT) for Engineering (Foundations). These programs address the growing importance of hydrogen technologies and IoT integration within the engineering landscape.

Both certificates offer a pathway for engineers to expand their skill sets and provide opportunities for career advancement and specialization. By staying ahead of the curve with relevant, industry-aligned education, engineers can remain competitive in the job market and contribute meaningfully to the advancement of their fields.

With the introduction of these new graduate certificates, EIT continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing accessible and impactful educational opportunities for engineering professionals worldwide. In endorsing the timeliness and benefits of the two new programs, EIT’s Deputy Dean, along with two EIT lecturers, emphasized their significance in addressing pressing industry needs.

EIT Deputy Dean Indumathi V highlights the rewards of the grad certs

EIT Deputy Dean on Market Demands and Industry Needs

Shedding light on the market demands and industry needs that drove the creation of our new graduate certificates, EIT Deputy Dean Indumathi V provided valuable insights into the relevance of the certificates in addressing skill gaps and industry challenges.

She highlighted that the creation of the 52911WA Graduate Certificate in IoT for Engineering (Foundations) was driven by the escalating demand for IoT professionals and the urgent need for expertise in areas like data analytics, cybersecurity, and networking.

“Our program offers a comprehensive understanding of IoT principles, covering hardware, software, wireless communication, and cybersecurity. Graduates emerge equipped to design and implement IoT solutions, utilizing advanced analytics and security practices to navigate the evolving sector effectively.”

Similarly, the inception of the 52910WA Graduate Certificate in Hydrogen Engineering and Management was prompted by the anticipated surge in demand for clean hydrogen by 2050. Leveraging Australia’s abundant energy resources, this program covers hydrogen production, storage, and delivery, alongside industry-specific deployment strategies.

“It also addresses policy, standards, emerging trends, and safety considerations, preparing graduates for management roles in this dynamic field,” stressed the deputy dean.

The deputy dean pointed out how, in aligning with EIT’s strategic goals, these new certificates directly responded to the growing demand for IoT and hydrogen technologies. She said that by preparing students for the evolving needs of the engineering and technology sectors, they embody EIT’s commitment to industry-oriented education, providing relevant and impactful training for the future workforce.

Addressing Hydrogen’s Importance in the Energy Sector

Highlighting the rising significance of hydrogen in the energy sector, Dr. Harisinh Parmar, EIT Lab Coordinator and On-Campus Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering emphasized how the 52910WA Graduate Certificate in Hydrogen Engineering and Management seamlessly integrates theory with hands-on skills, preparing graduates for the evolving demands of the hydrogen industry.

“This course offers a well-balanced blend of theoretical and practical knowledge for students focusing on hydrogen production, storage, and transportation. We’ve enriched the curriculum with real-life case studies to keep students informed about current industry trends,” noted Dr. Parmar.

Additionally, he said the course emphasized safety, compliance, and industry trends to raise awareness about the hydrogen sector.

EIT Lab Coordinator and On-Campus Lecturer Dr. Harisinh Parmar

Expanding on how the course integrated practical laboratory experiences to enhance students’ understanding of hydrogen technologies, he said they had incorporated real-life case studies and scenarios by integrating the H2Fills software to assess refueling station scenarios and practical simulations related to hydrogen technology.

“This approach aims to deepen students’ understanding of hydrogen technology and its implications for end users,” concluded Dr. Parmar.

Dr. Hadi Harb

IoT at The Core of Industry 4.0

Dr Hadi Harb, with extensive experience in the development and management of Artificial Intelligence and Audio Signal Processing projects, listed a few salient points on how the 52911WA Graduate Certificate in IoT for Engineering (Foundations) specifically equips students with the fundamental skills and knowledge for success in the IoT industry.

They were as follows:

  • Learning about software development methods that are suitable for IoT applications 
  • Learning about real-time operating systems 
  • Learning about coding in C/C++/Python for embedded systems in the context of IoT applications 
  • Learning about Web technologies and their use in the context of IoT applications 

Further providing insights into the practical applications of IoT in engineering covered in the curriculum, and how the program ensures a strong foundation in these concepts, he said IoT is at the core of Industry 4.0 with emphasis on data acquisition, data analytics, and remote control.

“Successfully using IoT requires an understanding of existing platforms, methodologies, and programming languages for embedded systems. The offered curriculum covers such fundamentals.”

Why Choose EIT?

EIT is one of the only institutes in the world specializing in Engineering. They deliver industry-focused professional certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, undergraduate and graduate certificates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and a Doctor of Engineering to students from over 160 countries.

Their programs are designed by an international body of industry experts, ensuring students graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.

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