on June 23rd, 2023

Reserve your spot now to hear EIT Dean of Engineering, Dr. Steve Mackay’s groundbreaking insights on artificial intelligence’s transformative impact on the field.

Dr. Steve Mackay at a previous seminar

Be part of the future of engineering; attend this workshop held by the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) in Johannesburg on Thursday 6 July from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are being harnessed by industry and how they can empower you to drive change, sustainably, in power and water management.

The workshop is designed to provide information and provoke discussion on some of the emerging technologies that are influencing change in the engineering landscape, and to give you useful tools to take with you.

Dr. Mackay will look at a range of situations to explain where and how AI and ML are being applied, with a focus on the current challenges of power and water in South Africa. Some of the education initiatives that EIT is driving will also be demonstrated.

What to Expect

An insight into EIT: Studying Online (from wherever you are) or On-Campus (in Australia)

EIT offers engineering and technology programs that are accredited by the Australian Government. Students can choose to study online or on campus. EIT’s online approach is live and interactive, with students accessing remote labs – it facilitates full-time work. On-campus study in Australia includes face-to-face interaction and physical labs. Both learning platforms focus on practical skills inspired by the demands of the industry.

A discussion: Transforming Engineering with AI

Prepare yourself for an engaging discussion with Dr. Mackay as he explores the remarkable transformations AI has brought to the field of engineering. He will look at enhanced design processes, task automation, and predictive analysis made possible by AI.

Teamwork: Solving an Engineering Challenge

In small groups, you will use AI’s Prompt Engineering to find solutions to a range of issues in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. You will also discover why and how your experiences and know-how as engineering professionals are still critical when resolving engineering problems.

Feedback and Debate

After the teamwork session, you will be given the opportunity to discuss the feedback with Dr. Mackay and with each other; to share insights, challenge assumptions, and explore different perspectives. In this collaborative learning environment, you will gain valuable insights from the group.

Networking and Refreshments

Following the feedback and discussion, you will enjoy networking with other participants while enjoying some refreshments. This is your opportunity to connect with fellow attendees, exchange ideas, and build professional relationships in a relaxed setting.

The seminar will be available for live streaming, ensuring that participants who are unable to attend in person can still access the event in real time.

Register here for online streaming

Register here to attend the in-person seminar

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. He firmly believes in Nelson Mandela’s mantra that, “Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world.”

Who is EIT?

EIT provides practical education and training in engineering and technology, with most graduates working 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’s and master’s degrees, and professional Doctor of Engineering degrees.

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 150 countries.  

If you have any further enquiries, please email us at: eit@eit.edu.au

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