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.
Together, BHP and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment have formed the Future of Work Program to promote educational pathways in regional areas and help support Australia’s road to economic recovery.
BHP is investing up to $30 million to create 1,000 skills development opportunities through advanced apprenticeships and short courses, designed for students to help prepare regional workforces for the future and support local efforts to overcome economic challenges brought about by COVID-19.
Here’s the thing: when an employer is deciding whether or not to hire you, they’re looking at a lot more than how well you know your stuff. More and more companies are paying attention to the gap between the knowledge you get from your degree and the skills you actually need to succeed in the workplace; in the last ten years alone, research has shown “75 per cent of employers prefer job candidates with relevant work experience”.
Despite the still existing gender gap in society, more women are advancing in the engineering field, and the gap is slowly becoming smaller. To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, we would like to commemorate three of the most inspirational women scientists and engineers who have changed the world and paved the way for other women to follow.
Florence Violet McKenzie (1890-1982)
Florence Violet McKenzie had an incredible career as an electrical engineer, that was mainly characterized by her contribution to encouraging women to become engineers.
Rob Snaith’s career began shortly after graduating with a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Moving into fluid system applications engineering, he began what would become more than 30 years of work in the field, quickly establishing himself as an expert.
A position with a major international manufacturer of fluid sealing and transport equipment offered the opportunity to diversify into management, while in recent years Rob’s focus was as a private consultant. His breadth of knowledge and experience made him a go-to figure for designing and troubleshooting complex fluid transport systems and equipment.
By the year 2050, up to 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. Accounting for expected population growth, that means another 2.5 billion people will reside in urban settings.
To effectively manage the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social and economic – we must remain one step ahead of this rapid expansion, which, if unmanaged, could drain our urban environment’s resources. Governments and the wider population must be agile enough to quickly implement initiatives: engineers of all disciplines will play a key role, and smart-city technology will be essential to maintaining urban sustainability, making the places we call home more efficient.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government is subsidizing a range programs at EIT through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) under the Job-Ready Graduates Package. This means you can now upskill your engineering career at a significantly reduced cost.