Globalisation and the fourth industrial revolution will change the future of employment as the internet of things and the internet of systems exponentially infiltrate workplaces.
In fact, future jobs that don’t yet exist are a hot topic and it’s critical that students ask themselves whether the study path they are choosing will equip them with skills that will be valued by future employers.
As many traditional educational institutions struggle to adapt to rapidly changing technology, automation and market demand, the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) has gained momentum as one of the only institutes in the world specialising in delivering industry-driven applied engineering education.
Engineers constantly drive the growth of technology as they design, build and maintain anything from infrastructure to highly complex systems that run the world’s most crucial industries.
EIT’s programmes stay abreast of these changes because they are designed by an international body of industry experts. This means that programme content remains current with rapidly changing technology and, in turn, ensures students graduate with cutting-edge skills valued by employers globally.
Unique delivery model
EIT deliver on-campus and online undergraduate and postgraduate programmes via a unique methodology that makes use of an international pool of expert lecturers, dedicated learning support officers, and provides access to cutting-edge simulation software alongside physical and virtual laboratories.
As EIT Deputy Dean, Indumathi V, explains, “At the core of our design, at its center, are our students. We are constantly thinking about what they are required to gain and their job outcomes after they graduate with us.”
EIT’s online students benefit from live, personalised synchronous sessions that encourage students to advance their technical and technological knowledge while forming global networks and balancing life and work commitments.
For those students who study on-campus in Australia, EIT‘s small classes and individualised support facilitates success and ensures students graduate with skills that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.
Victor Onoja, a Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) explains further, “EIT has a different feel; they are like a family and are there to help you through any difficulties or challenges. I come from a background in mechanical engineering but we need automation… industrial automation to me is like genius.”
Ishmael Muumbe, originally from Zimbabwe, has received both his Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation and Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering through EIT, and will be undertaking the Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering) in 2020.
He currently works in the mines for Fortescue Metals Group in the Pilbara region in Western Australia, where his everyday responsibilities include service, repair, and maintenance of the electrical mining processing plant.
He said, “Studying online has made me manage my life in a great way. I enjoy work life, family time, and study time at the same time. It’s not always easy to study online though. One must develop great time management skills, especially to ensure you stay on top of your studies.”
Students here receive plenty of industry-relevant experience and opportunities for practical learning, leaving well-prepared and job-ready when they enter the workforce. To graduate, Bachelor’s and Master’s students must complete 240 hours of work experience.
Jacques Esterhuizen, originally from South Africa, earned his Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering in 2017.
After several years working with the city council, he became an engineering consultant in 2015. Seeing technological developments occur in the engineering world throughout his career, he decided to further his studies and become a reliable practitioner in two engineering disciplines.
He said, “I felt it was important to know and understand the intricacies of mechanical equipment, especially when interfacing to it to provide automated solutions. I already had field experience, but theory was as important. The challenge was to study during full-time employment.”
That’s why he decided to study via EIT’s innovative online platform while working as a consulting engineer to become more job-ready.
World-class Australian accredited education
Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programmes are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
They also have programmes that are recognised under three international engineering accords. Together with its sister organisation IDC Technologies, EIT has trained over 500,000 engineers, technicians and technologists globally over the last 30 years.
Live and study in Australia
Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world and is growing faster than both the UK and US as an international student study destination. Students are attracted by Australia’s iconic laid-back personality and its incredible pristine and natural beauty.
EIT currently has campuses in the cities of Perth, Western Australia and Melbourne, Victoria.
Perth has been ranked in the top 10 most livable cities in the world and is consistently rated in the top 50 international student cities.
It’s a city transformed by a resource boom, offering a relaxed but exciting lifestyle full of growth, success and possibilities.
Perth has a vast range of cultural and sporting redevelopments, education and transport infrastructure projects. In addition to providing the amenity and convenience of a capital city, Perth is one of the friendliest, sunniest cities in the world with endless pristine beaches, nature reserves and outdoor recreation facilities. It’s no wonder that the New York Times has put Perth on its list of 52 Places to Go in 2019.
Melbourne is considered the third best student city in the world, according to the QS Best Student Cities 2018. It’s a vibrant multicultural city, ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, with top quality healthcare, education, transport, infrastructure and city safety.
Melbourne is internationally-recognised as a top destination for entertainment and leisure, with its many theatres, museums, art galleries, garden and sporting venues.
Interested in future proofing your career? Find out more about the Engineering Institute of Technology’s industry driven programmmes and obtain access to a free Engineering Preparation Course valued at US$499 here.