The Art of Focus: Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) – Specialists in Engineering Education

Focus is the art of paying particular attention to something. It is fixing one’s energy and gaze not being distracted by other things. Consequently, it typically leads to better outcomes for an activity than if you divided your efforts and energies over many things.

This is also true in the area of education.

The Engineering Institute of Technology is a higher education provider and RTO that, as the name suggests, focuses on the discipline of engineering. In fact, it is one of the only institutes in the world specialising in engineering.

Established nearly 30 years ago, EIT has gone on to train half a *million* engineers, technicians and technologists around the globe. Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, EIT has affiliated offices in the UK, USA and South Africa.

As someone once remarked, scientists observe the world while engineers create it. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in engineering and helping to ‘create the world’ then EIT is an education provider you should seriously consider.

Not having to run faculties in other disciplines has meant that they have developed their courses in a way that rivals even some of the best universities in Australia and elsewhere. In fact, EIT has been acknowledged as having a better integration of their courses with the needs of engineering industries (such as mining, construction and manufacturing) than Group of 8 universities (who represent the ‘creme de la creme’ of the nation’s higher education organisations). 

For the employment-minded graduate (is there any other kind?), this is very important given that experts assert Australia has a shortage of 60,000 engineers and yet many international student graduates find it very difficult to find work in Australia after graduating.

EIT offers its students:

  • practical, relevant, industry-driven courses specially designed by an international body of industry experts and taught by experienced engineers and subject specialists;
  • small class sizes so students get more access to their teachers than would normally be the case;
  • support from dedicated Learning Support Officers for the duration of their studies; they facilitate good interaction with academic staff and teaching materials;
  • cost effective courses that are more affordable than many other institutions and yet maintaining quality curriculums and course delivery;
  • a dynamic and interesting learning experience - interactive classes and practical sessions with access to physical and remote laboratories.
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EIT also offers an internship program that runs alongside the students’ engineering degrees. This three-month program sees participants placed in companies relevant to their skills/talents. Students gain practical local experience and begin to develop local professional networks - two things many international engineering graduates lack. The absence of these make it difficult to find engineering jobs.

If you would like to know more about studying @ EIT then contact KBA Global today!

Note: The majority of EIT’s on-campus programs are accredited through Engineers Australia.

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