This year two student ambassadors were selected to represent the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), Aaron Brook and Douglas Mugweni.
In this profile piece, we are proud to introduce Aaron Brook, who is currently studying EIT’s 52708WA - Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation. An accomplished Instrument Reliability Specialist, Aaron has spent several years combining his career with continued education.
With previous post-trade qualifications earned in a range of fields including leadership and management, project management, work health and safety, hazardous area installation, maintenance and inspection and audio engineering, EIT is just the latest addition to Aaron’s learning ventures.
No one knows the value of training better than EIT’s International Engineering Education Manager, Kevin Baker. This year, he celebrates his 21st anniversary in charge of the institute’s group training department, a stewardship that has seen the company run courses for everyone from; Coca-Cola to NASA, the major oil and gas players through to the United Nations.
While EIT prides itself on providing in-person training for any class anywhere in the world, for the past 13-years, there has been a steady migration to the relatively new territory of remote (virtual) teaching.
As energy demand continues to increase in parallel with the growth of the world population, our energy systems need to evolve to be more flexible, sustainable, and distributed.
It was only a month ago that extreme weather events highlighted the fragility of the Texas electrical grid. As Texans’ demand for electricity soared, utility operators revealed just how poorly prepared they were for the cold weather.
The Texas electricity grid failed in spectacular fashion, and there are chances it will happen again.
When you decide to enrol in a program and start studying you are investing time and money into your future goals. While engineers are currently in high-demand, professional selection criteria is becoming increasingly competitive. Hard work and good grades are no longer enough to set yourself apart in the industry. As one of Dyson’s successful engineers commented ‘It’s not always the most intelligent student that makes the best engineer’.
This month we came up with a few points that will help you stand out from the crowd:
1- Create a competitive CV
As an engineer, your résumé becomes a marketing tool that will emphasize your assets.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling manufacturers to improve efficiencies, reduce waste and increase profits.
Originally from Nigeria, Felix Okoh is a current on-campus Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) student who began his EIT learning journey online. He is now based in Perth in Western Australia and this month we had the pleasure of hearing about his experience from starting his studies online before transferring to on-campus.
Why did you select EIT as your education provider?
Before joining I did extensive research on different institutes.
EIT’s courses are specifically designed to balance academic excellence and preparing our students for the competitive engineering jobs market. One critical aspect of preparing for a career in the sector is the practical skills earned in undertaking an internship.
This month we sat down to map out the top five reasons for doing an engineering internship…
1. There’s only so much you can learn in the classroom
No matter how much time you spend in lectures and workshops, there’s no substitute for putting what you’ve learned into practice.
The Texas blackouts left millions without power as freezing weather pummeled the state. The blackout is among the largest in US history.
The Engineering Institute of Technology is proud to announce Douglas Mugweni and Aaron Brook as EIT Student Ambassadors for 2021.
Every year, the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) selects an applicant to fill the role of Student Ambassador. For 2021, however, the number of applications received was greater than ever before, and the standard tremendously high – too high, in fact, to choose only one candidate. As a result, the committee has elected to create two positions for the coming year.
We live in a world where, more and more, automation can be employed to take on the jobs that are just too dangerous for humans to handle. Tasks that would require mere mortals to risk life and limb are all in a day's work for modern robots.
And now they can dance better than us too.
US company Boston Dynamic has released a video clip proving robots can now bust moves that would see most of us bust ankles...and we defy you not to love it.