The entrance requirements for EIT programs are outlined in the brochures.

Post Graduate Programs
For post-graduate programs (that is, those which generally require a bachelor’s degree for entry) it is assumed that you will have attained the standard of maths and science required in most engineering degree programs. We will assume that you have already achieved this standard for programs including the graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters degree. The entrance requirements for each program are explained in the detailed program brochures which can be downloaded from this website.

Professional Certificate of Competency Courses
There are no formal pre-requisites for the Professionals Certificate of Competency courses. If you need help to determine the level of maths and science required please review the detailed course brochures which can be downloaded from this website.

Advanced Diploma Programs
The advanced diploma programs are accelerated, practical and work-oriented, designed for those who have some background in the subject area(s). The entrance requirements are explained in the detailed program brochures which can be downloaded from this website.

While all our courses focus strongly on applied theory and engineering practice, you do need a reasonable understanding of the fundamentals of science and mathematics to derive the maximum benefit from your study. If you have successfully completed a final year high school mathematics course or a related trade qualification, you would probably have minimal difficulty with the maths and science included in most modules of the advanced diploma programs and most of the short certificate courses. If extra study is required there are some excellent study guides in most bookshops and a some excellent recourses on the internet. If you have concerns, here is a summary of key areas that you may encounter during your studies.
 
MATHEMATICS
• Algebra
• Trigonometry
• Permutations and Combinations
• Introductory probability
• Functions and Graphs
• Introductory Calculus
• Introductory Complex Numbers
• Financial Math
 
PHYSICS
• Motion - 1D and 2D
• Heating and Cooling
• Light and Optics
• Elasticity
• Electricity
• Sound
 
CHEMISTRY (applies only in some programs)
• Matter and Material
• Structure and Bonding
• Analytical Chemistry
• Gases and Solutions
• Equilibrium
• Acids and Bases
• Industrial Chemistry
 
Our experience leads us to believe that the most challenging subject listed above is undoubtedly mathematics. Physics and chemistry do require a good conceptual understanding, but do rely more extensively on straightforward content and your memory; so are perhaps easier.

If after reading this you are at all concerned about your ability in mathematics and do not want to reply on using a study guide or web resources suggested above, you can attend our Fundamentals of Engineering Maths, Physics and Chemistry - Engineering Studies Preparation Course which runs over 4 months twice a year (with 2 months for mathematics, 1 month for physics and 1 month for chemistry). The Fundamentals course serves two purposes: to re-introduce someone to the discipline of study who may be out of practice, and to revisit final year secondary school maths, physics and chemistry.

If you're looking to start the Fundamentals course in an effort to join an advanced diploma program, it's important to note that much of the mathematics taught in this intensive program is not necessary for the successful completion of the advanced diploma programs. That's why our advisors highly recommend that you apply for the advanced diploma program of your choice first and allow them to advise you. 

It’s important to note that the Fundamentals program requires you to be very self-directed. This is partly due to the fact that you should only need to use this program as a refresher to already known maths and science subjects. This course is not designed for beginning maths or science students or those without a background in the covered topics. On completion of this course, 50% of the course fees can be used as a credit towards the fee for an EIT Advanced Diploma course. Please contact one of our advisors via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

 

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Boredom can be a real danger, however, we use an interactive approach to our e-Learning – with live sessions instead of recordings.  The webinar software allows everyone to interact and involves participants in group work; including hands-on exercises with simulation software and remote laboratories where possible.  You can communicate with text messages, or live VoIP speech, or can even draw on the whiteboard during the sessions.

 

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