The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) delivers industry-driven programs to ensure our students have the skills required in the real industrial world. Our four Bachelor of Science degrees and four of our Master of Engineering degrees are available on campus in Perth, Western Australia and online. We also deliver four Master of Engineering degrees on campus in Melbourne, Victoria.
Dr Steve Mackay – Dean of Engineering
Dr. Steve Mackay is the founder of the Engineering Institute of Technology. He firmly believes in Nelson Mandela’s mantra that, “Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world.” His leadership has inspired EIT’s unique and distinctive approach to engineering education.
Since 2008 three core objectives define the essence of the institute:
- Collaborating comprehensively with industry to ensure graduates are job-ready.
- Employing platforms of learning to facilitate student accessibility and engagement.
- Keeping the business of education student-centric.
Dr. Mackay has enjoyed a varied career in engineering, having worked in automation, data acquisition, instrumentation, data communications, and process control throughout Australia, Europe, Africa, and North America over the past 35 years. He has successfully pioneered the application of new technologies in Australia and overseas, installing industrial data communication systems and implementing live online education, (including remote laboratories), for engineering students worldwide.
Dr. Mackay has been involved in a range of industries, including power stations, mining, mineral processing, oil/gas/petrochemical plants, and platforms. He has presented courses on industrial data communications, data acquisition, instrumentation, and process control to over 30,000 engineers and technicians worldwide for clients such as NASA, Rolls Royce, and BP. He has also co-authored and edited 25 engineering books that have been published across the world. Dr. Mackay is a Fellow of Engineers Australia with a license to practice as a Chemical, Mechanical, and Electrical Chartered Professional Engineer.
As Dean of the Engineering Institute of Technology, Dr. Mackay leads the institute in providing micro-credentials and engineering qualifications to over 1500 students per year from 140 countries. He has an unswerving focus on student outcomes and on excellence in education.
EIT on-campus programs include classroom sessions, practical lab exercises, assessments, class discussions and self-study. Additionally, our students have access to industry experts based around the globe through live and interactive online presentations. Our students have access to a personalized Learning Management System where all course materials are available 24/7.
Practical Exercises, Remote Labs and Assignments
All EIT programs provide access to remote laboratories and cutting-edge simulation software. Hands-on laboratory practicals are an essential component of EIT’s programs to ensure our students put theory into practice. These hands-on workshops cover the major discipline-specific applied skills required for competency in engineering practice.
Remote and on-campus students need support, encouragement and a go-to person. Our students are supported by dedicated Learning Support Officers (LSOs) and Course Coordinators for the duration of their studies, giving them a greater chance of success. Students studying our degrees will have a committed LSO for each unit of study.