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  1. Build a Learning Organisation Today

    Dear Colleagues,

    Dr Jack Welch, a feisty chemical engineer,  died earlier this month. You may not  know who he was as he disappeared from the corporate scene a decade or so ago. He was the driven CEO of General Electric (or GE) – highly successful in growing the company to great heights – in fact, to one of the largest manufacturing and industrial companies in the USA (and indeed, the world). Whilst he was undoubtedly successful as a businessman, his argument on the need for the GE company to be a learning organisation resonates most with me.

    It is arguably easier to dig stuff out the ground as a miner than to keep innovating with new products in a manufacturing organisation when one thinks of the huge competition from the likes of China. Certainly, miners have the challenge in that  the prices they receive for their ore is predicated by buyers in a world market. One only needs to see the current impact of the dramatically lower oil price making the vast US-based shale fields uneconomic. However, if you are digging up a commodity in demand (e.g. rare earths); it is hard for any other firm to compete unless they have access to this ore. Manufacturing however does need continual improvements in one’s products and a huge level of innovation to stay in business.

    Hence, Jack Welch’s concept of GE being a learning organisation to allow for constant innovation makes huge sense.

    Long Term Advantages

    Jack felt that the only way a company could build a long term advantage over its competition was to become a learning organisation. This meant that every organisation has to empower each member of that organisation to continually learn, share knowledge and skills with others and then to use this knowledge in building better products and services. There must be an incredible thirst and enthusiasm for learning and innovation to build up the firm’s intellectual capacity. 

    Key Concepts

    The idea behind a learning organisation is the need for everyone to keep learning new things. This is probably quite chaotic and indeed, anarchic in that many new approaches learnt may invalidate current ways of doing things. This means a fight to find the best solution and often a fairly dynamic work environment; but ultimately it means innovative products which make for a prosperous company.

    It is important that managers drive the learning by example without fear. There is naturally the risk that you invest in training and educating employees that leave for better opportunities elsewhere. The opportunities for the organisation presented by encouraging learning are simply too good to worry about this aspect. 

    Learning isn’t just about attending a formal training course – this may be only a small part of the learning process. Learning is about encouraging the acquisition of knowledge and skills through mentoring, industry forums, the internet and a myriad of other more informal sources. 

    Learning is a slow uneven process with clear gains not always evident. One just has to be persistent and encourage a culture of learning and sharing knowledge. And in looking at opportunities to innovate. 

    Finally, in the application of learning to improving processes in search of better products and services there are often failures. This is all part of the learning process and should be acknowledged and accepted. 

     Jack’s comments included:

    Some of Jack Welch’s more famous commentary:

    "Each morning, I want every person at GE to know that two things will happen that day:

    * Today, I will learn something from another GE employee, supplier or customer that will help me do my job better.

    * Today, I will teach, support, mentor, advise and support the learning of a fellow GE employee.

     Thanks to Elliot Masie for an interesting reflective piece on Jack Welch – a sometime contentious businessman but a visionary engineer.

    Yours in engineering learning

    Steve

     

     

  2. COVID-19 Information

    Last Updated: 27 March 2020

    This page provides information and advice for the EIT community on COVID-19. We encourage you to review this page regularly.

    Online Student Information

    We will post essential information and updates to our online student community via our regular channels including this website page, emails and newsletters. 

    For all general enquiries, please contact your Learning Support Officer via phone or email.

    How is EIT responding to COVID-19?

    In order to look after the safety (and long-term success) of our students, the Engineering Institute of Technology has appointed a COVID-19 Task Team and are monitoring the situation very closely.  As an Australian headquartered organisation, we are following the advice provided by the Australian government and its agencies who we believe have taken a proactive and decisive approach in implementing measures to reduce the spread of the virus.

    Our COVID-19 task team is led by our HR Manager, Ms Lisa Chisari and is ably assisted by Ms Caroline Patterson, our Compliance and Education Manager.  Please be reassured that we are here to support you and will send you regular communiques regarding developments via our regular channels including this website page, emails and newsletters. 

    Will EIT continue to deliver their online programs?

    EIT is delivering our online programs as usual. In a time of global volatility, your education is a key asset in securing your future and as members of our online learning community, you are well placed to continue with your studies amidst the current turmoil.   We have over 15 years’ experience in delivering our unique, live online methodology that makes use of interactive webinars, an international pool of expert lecturers, dedicated learning support officers, and state-of-the-art technologies.  Irrespective of the challenges COVID-19 present us, we have contingency measures in place to ensure we that we will continue to safely deliver our programs across the world. 

    How should I respond to COVID-19?

    We encourage you to stay calm and to focus on keeping yourself, your family and friends healthy and safe. We also suggest you identify a few trustworthy sources of information and focus on that advice over the coming weeks and months.  As members of the EIT community, we also respectfully ask you to demonstrate leadership and assist others if they need it.

    It is important to prevent the spread of germs by thoroughly washing hands, sneezing/coughing into elbows and staying away from work if you are sick.

    Further details from the Australian government can be accessed here.

    Current On-Campus Student Information

    We will post essential information and updates to our on-campus student community via our regular channels including this website page, emails and newsletters. 

    For all general enquiries, please contact our Student Services Manager, Miriam Munitz on 0459 677 212 or at student.services@eit.edu.au.

    Latest Update

    EIT is committed to the safety of our students and staff during the ever evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. As such, from Monday 30th March 2020 on-campus students will be temporarily moving to our online learning environment. If you are a current on-campus student, all the information you need is available on the HE-OC Student Homepage on Moodle.  The Moodle login can be accessed here. This will include the recording and slides from the live information session we held announcing the move on 27 March 2020.  If you have any questions please contact Student Services student.services@eit.edu.au or HE support hesupport@eit.edu.au.  

    Our on-campus students will be well supported through this period because unlike other education institutions, the Engineering Institute of Technology has 15 years experience delivering our unique, live online delivery methodology that makes use of live and interactive tutorials, an international pool of expert lecturers, dedicated learning support officers, and state-of-the-art technologies such as remote and virtual laboratories, and simulation software.  

    These arrangements will be reviewed at the end of April and any updates will be provided accordingly at this time.

    Can I travel to and from Australia?

    Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has announced that Australia will close its borders to non-citizens and non-residents from 6pm AWST Friday 20 March, 2020 in a bid to contain COVID-19.  This means that non-residents, non-Australian citizens will not be able to enter into Australia in the immediate future.   Please be reassured that student and holiday visa holders already in Australia can remain in the country.  However, the ban does mean that people with student and holiday visas who are currently out of the country will be unable to enter Australia.  We understand that this may cause you some anxiety and wish to reassure you that the EIT family is here to support you.  Please contact our Student Services Manager, Miriam Munitz if you have any concerns.  You can contact her on 0459 677 212 or at student.services@eit.edu.au.  Further information from the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs can be accessed here.

    How is EIT responding to COVID-19?

    We are aware that you will be feeling a sense of trepidation because of the presence of the virus, known as COVID-19. As governments around the world monitor and respond to the outbreak, we understand how difficult it is being far from home.  We are committed to looking after your safety and have appointed a COVID-19 Task Team who are monitoring the situation very closely.  As an Australian headquartered organisation, we are following the advice provided by the Australian government and its agencies who we believe have taken a proactive and decisive approach in implementing measures to reduce the spread of the virus. 

    Are EIT campuses open?

    EIT is committed to the safety of our students and staff during the ever evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. As such, from Monday 30th March 2020 on-campus students will be temporarily moving to our online learning environment. If you are a current on-campus student, all the information you need is available on the HE-OC Student Homepage on Moodle. This will include the recording and slides from the live information session we held announcing the move on 27 March 2020.  The Moodle login can be accessed here If you have any questions please contact Student Services student.services@eit.edu.au or HE support hesupport@eit.edu.au.  

    Our on-campus students will be well supported through this period because unlike other education institutions, the Engineering Institute of Technology has 15 years experience delivering our unique, live online delivery methodology that makes use of live and interactive tutorials, an international pool of expert lecturers, dedicated learning support officers, and state-of-the-art technologies such as remote and virtual laboratories, and simulation software.  

    These arrangements will be reviewed at the end of April and any updates will be provided accordingly at this time.

    What happens if the situation escalates in Australia and we are no longer able to attend on-campus?

    If circumstances escalate, we wish to reassure you that you will be able to continue your studies via our unique online delivery methodology that makes use of interactive webinars, an international pool of expert lecturers, dedicated learning support officers, and state-of-the-art technologies such as remote laboratories, and simulation software. 

    Irrespective of the challenges COVID-19 present us, we have contingency measures in place to ensure we that we will continue to safely deliver our courses to our student community.

    Who can I ask for help?

    As part of the EIT family, please also remember there are many support services available to you. 
    Our Student Services Manager, Miriam Munitz is here to assist you if you have any concerns.  You can contact her on 0459 677 212 or at student.services@eit.edu.au

    What should I do to protect myself and others while on campus?

    If you feel unwell – please stay at home and notify Student Services.   It is important to remember to practice good hygiene – especially washing of your hands.  We urge you to seriously consider avoiding any international travel for the foreseeable future.  If you are expecting visitors from overseas or planning a trip home, please let us know your plans by contacting Student Services.  It is important to note that if you are travelling or returning to Australia, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. This applies to all travelers, including Australian citizens. 

    What information can I access about COVID-19?

    Further information for on-campus students regarding COVID-19 can be accessed via the Study in Australia website or the Department of Education, Skills and Employment dedicated COVID19 website.

    We firmly believe – as with previous crises – that we will emerge stronger and wiser from the experience when it does eventually pass. I believe that we will demonstrate to you – our incredible and valued students – that we can rise to the occasion and continue to deliver an outstanding educational experience.

    Prospective On-Campus Student and Education Agent Information

    We will post essential information and updates to our education agent community via our regular channels including this website page, emails and newsletters. 

    For all general enquiries, please contact our International Education Agent Coordinator, Caroline Mackay +61 401 014 273 or Caroline.Mackay@eit.edu.au.

    Latest Update

    Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has now announced that Australia will be closing its borders to non-citizens and non-residents from tomorrow (Friday 20 March, 2020) in a bid to contain COVID-19.  

    Please note that the Engineering Institute of Technology will still be accepting and processing on-campus applications as per normal for our July 2020 intake. Please be reassured that if there are still travel restrictions in place for the mid-year intake, your student will  be able to commence their studies via our online delivery and then continue their studies on campus once they are able to. EIT has been delivering online programs, utilizing our unique delivery methodology for over ten years. 

    Further information from the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs can be accessed here.

    Prospective On-Campus Student Information Webinar - Thursday April 2

    Have questions? We are running a Student Information Webinar on Thursday 2 April with Indumathi V, EIT’s Deputy Dean. Students can register to attend here.

    How is EIT responding to COVID-19?

    As members of the global education community, we share a sense of trepidation because of the presence of the virus, known as COVID-19. As governments around the world monitor and respond to the outbreak, we understand you may have experienced disruption in assisting students with their international study goals.  EIT are committed to looking after the safety of our students and have appointed a COVID-19 Task Team who are monitoring the situation very closely.  As an Australian headquartered organisation, we are following the advice provided by the Australian government and its agencies who we believe have taken a proactive and decisive approach in implementing measures to reduce the spread of the virus. 

    What happens if the situation escalates in Australia and my student is unable to attend on-campus?

    Our campuses remain open, however, if circumstances escalate, we wish to reassure you that students will be able to continue their studies via our online delivery methodology that makes use of interactive webinars, an international pool of expert lecturers, dedicated learning support officers, and state-of-the-art technologies such as remote laboratories, and simulation software. 

    What happens If my student’s visa is granted, but there is a travel restriction for the July 2020 intake?

    On 15 March 2020, the Australian government advised that all travelers arriving from overseas will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If this measure is still in place for our July 2020 intake, or if other countries have placed a travel ban, we wish to advise you that our students will be able to commence their program of study through our online methodology until it is safe to travel to Australia or physically attend on-campus. 

    Irrespective of the challenges COVID-19 present us, we have contingency measures in place to ensure we that we will continue to safely deliver our bachelor’s and master’s degrees to our student community.

    Can students defer to the following intake if they don’t want to continue with the July 2020 intake?

    Yes. The next intake is February 2021 intake.

    How will students be supported while studying in Australia?

    We wish to reassure you that all our students can access a wide range of support services when in Australia. Our on-campus students have been contacted to reiterate the support services available to them. 

    What information can I access about COVID-19?

    Further information regarding COVID-19 can be accessed via the Study in Australia website or the Department of Education, Skills and Employment dedicated COVID19 website.

    We firmly believe – as with previous crises – that we will emerge stronger and wiser from the experience when it does eventually pass. I believe that we will demonstrate to you – our valued supporters – that we can rise to the occasion and continue to deliver an outstanding educational experience.

    Staff and Contractor Information

    We will post essential information and updates to our staff and contractor community via our regular channels including this website page, emails and Teams updates.  For immediate assistance, please contact our HR Manager, Ms Lisa Chisari or Ms Caroline Patterson, our Compliance and Education Manager on +61 8 9321 1702.

    How is EIT responding to COVID-19?

    We are aware that you will be feeling a sense of trepidation because of the presence of the virus, known as COVID-19. As governments around the world monitor and respond to the outbreak, we understand that you are experiencing disruption in your professional and personal lives.  

    In order to look after the safety (and long-term success) of all of our valued staff, we have appointed a COVID-19 Task Team and are monitoring the situation very closely.  The team is led by our HR Manager, Ms Lisa Chisari and is ably assisted by Ms Caroline Patterson, our Compliance and Education Manager.   As an Australian headquartered organisation, we are following the advice provided by the Australian government and its agencies who we believe have taken a proactive and decisive approach in implementing measures to reduce the spread of the virus.   Please be reassured that we are here to support you and will send you regular communiques regarding developments via our regular channels including this website page, emails and newsletters. 

    What happens if COVID-19 escalates?

    Irrespective of the challenges COVID-19 present us, we have contingency measures in place to ensure we that we will continue to safely deliver our professional certificates, diplomas and higher education degrees across the world.    Some of you may already work remotely, however for those of you who are based at our campuses or offices, we are implementing measures to ensure you can continue your work from home if it is necessary.

    For those who are based at a campus or office, in the event that we receive advice from the government that everyone must self-isolate and you cannot return to work, you will receive an SMS from EIT advising you that you cannot come to work accompanied by instructions to attend an online meeting/teleconference to receive further information from EIT.

    In a time of global volatility, education is a key asset in securing an individual’s future. We can all be satisfied that our students, whether on-campus or online, are well placed to continue with their studies amidst the current turmoil.   We have over 15 years’ experience in delivering our unique, live online methodology and are uniquely placed to support our students and our own learning and development.

    What is the EIT travel policy?

    • All work-related travel will not be permitted up until 16th April 2020. We will review the situation again on 16th April 2020. If you have existing travel booked for work, we will look at this on a case by case basis.
    • Personal travel is your own decision, please note the following:
    • If you feel even slightly unwell on your return from travel, do not come back to work until you feel 100% better.  If you are situated in Australia and have travelled overseas, you must self-isolate for 14 days before returning to work.
    • If you travel to another country and are forced into quarantine in another country, you can continue to use your annual leave. In these cases, EIT may allow you to go into a negative leave balance, if required.
    • If you contract COVID-19 the standard sick leave policy applies, as it would with any illness.
    • If you are advised to self-isolate at home, but are not unwell, you can work from home. We will need to sight official government documentation informing you to self-isolate.

    What should I do to protect myself or what should I do if I become sick?

    We encourage you to stay calm and to focus on keeping yourself, your family and workmates healthy and safe.  As members of the EIT community, we also respectfully ask you to demonstrate leadership and assist others if they need it. 

    For those of you who work on campus or at an EIT office, please do not come to work if you feel unwell in any way.  Or, if you work remotely, please advise your line manager if you cannot work as soon as it is reasonably possible.

    It’s important that we prevent the spread of germs by thoroughly washing hands, sneezing/coughing into elbows and staying away from work if you are sick. We also need to stop the spread of inaccurate or ‘sensationalised’ information regarding COVID-19, as this can cause anxiety in some people as well as confusion.

    Further details can be accessed here.

    We firmly believe – as with previous crises – that we will emerge stronger and wiser from the experience when it does eventually pass. I would like to reiterate to you, our incredible and valued staff, that we can rise to the current challenges and continue to deliver an outstanding educational experience.

  3. Student Story: Mikkaela Hughes

    Mikkaela Hughes is an Engineering Institute of Technology graduate who recently earned her 52810WA – Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering Technology. Mikkaela rose above adversity to pursue her career in engineering, and her story proves there is not just one pathway to take you from studying to the workplace, but that there are many approaches that can lead to success.

    Mikkaela currently works in the tank manufacturing and refurbishment industry in South Africa. She is responsible for ensuring that her company provides products that comply with the design requirements set by clients. Mikkaela is fascinated with engineering because of the problems it presents.

    “I am a very open-minded, creative, and passionate individual who thrives on challenges and complexity. I feel that the field of engineering stimulates me and challenges me daily as I get to encounter many challenges on a daily basis, and hence grow from them,” she said.

    Mikkaela began studying mechanical engineering on a full-time basis in 2010, but due to financial restraints and life getting in the way, she was not able to continue her studies. As a result, she determined that she needed to start working.

    “I started working in the engineering/construction management field in 2012, at the tender age of 20, and have been in this industry for about seven years now. During this time, I have been fortunate enough to be exposed to various aspects of the engineering field.”

    While she hit the ground running with work, she began new academic endeavors as well. She completed her Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Project Management Certificate during this time, as well as a Welding Inspection Diploma. At work, she gained exposure to pressure vessels, piping, structural steelworks, civil works, painting inspection, boilers, tankage fabrication, and maintenance as well as progressive tracking and resource allocation and planning.

    Mikkaela managed to bring herself out of a difficult situation, equip herself with necessary skills and practical knowledge, and become a better practitioner in the engineering industry. With her previous industry experience, she began studying her 52810WA – Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering Technology with EIT.

    “I was highly impressed by the course content, which was so diverse and touched on many engineering aspects. This course covered content that I have not seen at other institutions. I was also impressed by previous students’ testimonies.”

    Mikkaela says that her employers have been positive about her EIT qualification, and she is now determined to continue her academic journey and further enhance her career.

    “Life after EIT has been blessed! I feel more confident in my working environment and more knowledgeable. Due to the completion of this qualification, and many more to come, I definitely see many doors being opened. I see myself maturing in this field and every aspect of engineering.”

    She says that there is always a challenge to endure and solve in engineering - she maintains that it builds character and motivates her to keep going because she won’t rest until problems have been resolved. So far, her journey in engineering might have been different, but she has been able to gain momentum in her career.

    “There were many challenges that stood in my way to complete my qualification. These included working 12-hour shifts seven days a week, financial setbacks of which I was not working for six months in 2018, having to relocate three times for work purposes, as well as the pressures and challenges and setbacks of life in general. But, my main goal was to persevere and complete my qualification and become the best engineer to pave the way for future engineers, particularly women in engineering.”

    Determined to succeed, Mikkaela has done everything in her power to exact her own unique career progression. Her determination has been nothing short of impressive - but the journey isn’t over yet. She is considering several options that EIT presents in terms of degrees and certificates, so she can continue to build on her already substantive skill set.

    “I would definitely encourage young people to pursue a career in the field of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering if they have an aptitude and passion for this field.”

  4. Student Story: Manga Olivier

    Manga Olivier is a Chadanian engineer who completed his Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) through the Engineering Institute of Technology. He currently works for ExxonMobil in Chad as an Instrument and Controls Engineer. His career has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, but his fascination with engineering began when he was younger.

    “I was interested in engineering at a very early age. I like challenging situations in the realm of troubleshooting faulty devices, appliances, and equipment. I liked discovering new technologies from a young age too. All this led me to technical schools at college level.”

    Manga started his engineering journey in school, and in 2002, he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Electro mechanical and Industrial Computing, which he finished in 2005. In 2007, he found employment at the Chad Brewery Company, where he worked from July to September.

    In September of that year, he switched companies and began to work for Esso Exploration and Production Chad Inc. as an Instrumentation Technician. It would turn into an eight-year stint that would see him working indirectly for ExxonMobil. In those eight years, he would fulfill roles as an Instrumentation Technician, a Measurement Technician, a PLC Technician, and then his final role, which he is in today.

    However, it was in mid-2015, Manga decided to broaden his knowledge in the engineering world once more. He began studying his master’s degree with EIT in July 2015 and graduated in October 2018. At the time of enrolling for the course, he was an Instrument Technician but knew he wanted to learn more so that he could progress his career in automation.

    “When I started the course, I was working as an Instrument Technician, and when troubleshooting tricky issues related to PLC, I just got stuck and asked for help from a PLC Technician. As I progressed with the course, my troubleshooting skills were getting better and better, and finally, I was appointed as a PLC Technician.”

    Right after he graduated, ExxonMobil promoted him to the role he is in today; Instrument and Controls Engineer. The daily responsibilities at his job include:

    • Process engineering surveillance
    • Place orders for instrument and control spare parts
    • Initiate MOC for equipment when needed
    • Make changes to PLC or DCS logics when required
    • Tune process loops when the process variable (PV) is not following the setpoint (SP)
    • Root cause analysis for equipment failures
    • Manage small projects
    • Edit or make changes to P&IDs
    • Assessor and procedure editor

    Manga is an excellent example of a dedicated worker with a hunger for knowledge. As a result, he has been internally promoted within ExxonMobil. Now, he is encouraging others to follow in his footsteps.

    “I would encourage young people to pursue a job in whatever field they would feel at ease and have a good career plan because a job is one’s life. A good book to read to get started on automation is ‘Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification’ by Paul Gruhn and Harry L. Chedie.”

    He thinks that employers are already accepting the high-quality online qualifications EIT is offering. He is also highlighting the fact that the world of engineering has changed, which requires a broadened knowledge of all engineering disciplines - which traditional universities are unable to cater for.

    “I cannot thank EIT enough for what lecturers gave me as knowledge during that training - I now have knowledge in almost all engineering fields. I feel like  having boots on the ground when discussing engineering topics thanks to EIT.”

  5. Solar power in mining surges forward in Australia

    Reducing emissions in the mining sector is one of the key focuses for mining companies globally. The recent bushfire events in Australia have sparked conversation around how greatly fossil fuel emissions have affected climate change. The changing climate, experts say, is one of the reasons for the recent bushfire crisis that impacted the entire country.

    Consequently, Rio Tinto will be spending US$98 million on a new solar plant at their US$2.6 billion Koodaideri iron ore mine in Western Australia. There will be extra expenditure for a battery energy system for the entire Pilbara power network, too.

    The solar photovoltaic plant will generate 34 megawatts and will supply the brunt of Koodaideri's electricity demand during peak operation times. The solar facility will see 100,000 panels absorbing the sun during the day, with the 12MWh battery storage system charging up.

    The solar plant will be fully in-service by 2021 - the year the mine becomes active too. Rio Tinto Iron Ore CEO Chris Salisbury told media, "The construction of our first solar plant in Pilbara is a significant milestone for the business and an important step in reducing our carbon footprint in the region. We are investigating additional renewable energy options in the Pilbara, as well as other opportunities to reduce emissions across our entire global portfolio, building on the 43% reduction in absolute greenhouse gas emissions since 2008."

    Rio Tinto has been investing in solar photovoltaic setups with energy partners in Queensland, but the Koodaideri mine setup will one hundred percent owned by the company. They are working in tandem with the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority to see where else they can decarbonize their mining operations.

    They are contemplating wind projects, and further lithium-ion battery projects that can drive their carbon footprint down. Australian mining companies have been opting to build solar-gas hybrid power generation microgrids that power their operations. Mining companies are trying to meet the target of having 50% of the industry powered by renewables as soon as possible.

    Juwi, a German company specializing in wind and solar energy, is trying to get more renewable energy into mines. It is hoping that one day mines might be powered by 100% renewable energy.

    Dave Manning, juwi's global head of hybrid, told ESI-Africa, "Mines are most interested in solutions that can reduce costs and carbon emissions. The most advanced options to deliver this are hybrid systems that integrate solar, wind and batteries with diesel, gas or heavy fuel oil generators, without compromising reliability or power quality. We are already starting to see mines transition to fully electric operations, as there are multiple benefits. The economics of a 100% renewable energy site is almost there, and with the introduction of hydrogen, we are almost certainly going to see 100% renewable energy-powered operations in the near future."

     

    Training engineers in renewables

    Getting engineers trained up for the complexities of technological changes within the industry is what the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is all about. As companies move away from fossil fuels, the electrical engineering industry continues to be transformed.

    Renewable energy technologies are a specialist area that is forming a critical part of the industry's future. To understand the complexities of renewable energy systems, engineers who trained over a decade ago may need to upskill.

    EIT delivers a live and interactive online Australian accredited 52764WA - Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies. This program will equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge in the latest advanced technologies in power generation. Renewable energy is only becoming more critical in the mining industry, and therefore, mastering renewables is in the best interest of the 21st-century engineering student. Even working engineers can become proficient in these technologies by undertaking such courses.

    EIT also delivers practical online programs in electrical engineering, and in electrical and instrumentation (E&I) engineering in the mining industry.

     

    Works Cited

    Batten, Kristie. "Rio Tinto to Build US$100M Solar Power Plant." Mining Journal, 17 Feb. 2020, www.mining-journal.com/sustainability/news/1381112/rio-tinto-to-build-ususd100m-solar-power-plant.

    Zyl, Nicolette Pombo-van. "Key Renewable Energy Trends Have Proven to Power Mining." ESI, 4 Feb. 2020, www.esi-africa.com/industry-sectors/future-energy/key-renewable-energy-trends-have-proven-to-power-mining/.

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