From perfecting cochineal ear implants to simply driving sustainability many Australians have been named lauded as Australian of the Year.
Under the banner of Reflect, Respect, Celebrate the annual Australian of the Year awards shine a light on amazing Australians that have contributed greatly not only to national society but globally as well.
Here are some impressive winners from the field of science.
Australian of the Year
An award for outstanding Australians that shapes society and drives change.
Airless tires are not new, but their most recent application suggestions give insight into the importance of perfecting the design.
Tires are used constantly, but the simple idea of creating a round fixture on moving objects that is less likely to explode is just one of the reasons airless tires came around.
Unlike other airless options like PermaTubes in bicycles, the airless tires of this decade are keenly designed to not be a singular unit, but an engineering design optimization exercise.
A new list of engineering education programs accredited at the levels of Professional Engineer, Engineering Technologist and Engineering Associate by Engineers Australia has been released.
Engineers Australia is the trusted accreditation authority for tertiary engineering education in Australia and abroad.
This means a number of EIT Advanced Diploma, Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees are now internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.
Making Perth his educational home.
Student experiences the world over changed during 2020 and 2021 when COVID-19 changed a lot of student delivery systems, but EIT Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) student Felix Okoh is a testament that combining on-campus and online experiences pay off.
Felix Okoh. Picture: Supplied
Felix is one of EIT’s students at our Perth campus where he’s a familiar face thanks to his involvement on campus (he plays football) but also the fact that he will certainly say “hello” when passing you.
Whether your goal is to reskill or gain new compliance Undergraduate Certificates with EIT offers a valuable six-month qualification.
The aim of Undergraduate Certificates is to assist engineers to either get back into studying or to assist them to gain entrance into a Bachelor degree later on.
Undergraduate certificates are available again in 2022 at EIT with the first intake starting on 14 February.
These certificates are a good option for recent school graduates that want to enter the engineering field since it offers a thorough introduction into core engineering disciplines, namely; Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering and Industrial Automation engineering.
Engineering is always evolving and so is education.
It means that there’s a lot of ways engineers can keep current, upskill, change the direction of their career or even add more qualifications to their name.
If your goals for 2022 include any sort of professional development or upskilling, having solid knowledge of pathways within the engineering field can be a good guide to help you take the next step.
Through the development, application, promotion and communication of environmentally sustainable engineering practices and technologies, there is cause to mitigate engineering practices to always fall in line with practices for the improvement of climate change.
November 2021 marked the COP26 summit where world leaders scratched heads to find effective solutions to climate change and sustainability.
Within the engineering sphere, there’s already action to change the way sustainability is approached from the perspective of engineers – and education is also changing to create sustainability savvy engineers.
As the year ends there were many standout moments here at EIT.
The Engineering Institute of Technology’s heartbeat has always been education and the year provided many opportunities for budding engineers to join the ranks thanks to a range of services, webinars and of course all the courses and qualifications here at EIT.
We take a look back at some major highlights.
January: EIT secures Commonwealth Supported Places for Eight Online Qualifications
To start the year the Australian Government provided additional short courses Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for higher education.
For mature-age students, sometimes the all too common question arises: Is it too late for me to start studying?
We asked some of EIT's lecturers what engineering trends they expect to be prominent for in the coming years.