Engineering News

Monday, 29 January 2018

What's new in 2018?

What's new in 2018?

Learn about Engineering Education Australia's new and updated courses including business communication, contract management, engineering knowledge risk and presentation skills.

At Engineering Education Australia, we are committed to delivering world class professional development specifically designed for engineers and related professionals. Find out about our range of new and updated courses:

Contract Management (RESTRUCTURED)

Contract Management has been split into two separate workshops; an overview of the basics for all members of a project team; and a detailed workshop designed for engineers who manage or will manage contracts.

Contract FoundationsUnderstand a party's rights, responsibilities and obligations under a contract from a contract law expert. Learn about the legal framework surrounding contracts, the types of contracts available, requirements for validity, and potential issues that could arise. Find out more

Contracting for Lead EngineersOften engineering contracts can be complex as they require contribution and consultation between scientists, project managers, as well as engineers. This course will help participants identify the legal framework in which contracts operate, assist in the preparation of a contract, identify problems during contract drafting, recognise anti-competitive aspects of contracting and much more using engineering case studies. Find out more

Introduction to Integrated Project Planning and Control (NEW)

Suitable for engineers working in project controls, project management, contract management or planning and scheduling, this one-day workshop aims to improve project efficiency through demonstrating how to integrate scheduling, cost control and contract management teams.

Participants will receive a practical understanding of the key elements of integrated project planning and control with case studies and activities from real engineering projects covering the perspectives of both owners and contractors. Find out more

Managing Engineering Knowledge and Risk (NEW)

Engineering organisations know that many of their highly experienced staff are at or near retirement age. Furthermore, engineers are in demand and experts of all ages are on the move. Loss of expert staff dilutes capability and may compromise business continuity for teams and the firm.

A critical question emerges: ‘Are we at risk of losing critical knowledge?’

This course delivers a practical and proven approach to retaining critical knowledge before experts leave an organisation. It includes on-the-job tools and techniques to mitigate knowledge risk for engineering firms. Find out more

Soft Skills (UPDATED)

Several of our Personal Development courses have been updated to reflect the busy schedules of our participants. These are now offered as blended online and half day face-to-face workshops:

Business CommunicationThis course aims to help engineers in the early stages of their career communicate more effectively with colleagues, managers and clients. It will focus on the skills required to share ideas successfully, the various communication styles, and adapting messages to suit the audience and communication channels. Find out more

Influence and Negotiation SkillsBecome more influential during conversations, consultations and formal negotiations. Designed for engineers in the early stages of their career, this workshop introduces negotiation and influencing techniques, providing practical skills to help participants achieve desired outcomes and enhance relationships with stakeholders. Find out more

Presentation Skills – Early Career ProfessionalsLearn how to speak confidently and engage with various stakeholders in a range of settings. This workshop will provide participants with the practical tools and techniques for presenting confidently to all types of audiences. Find out more

Presentation Skills – Advanced Career ProfessionalsTailored to engineering professionals who need to influence high-level stakeholders, win bids or present to boards. The workshop will include a session on how to present and communicate effectively in an unrehearsed scenario. Find out more

Plan your professional development towards Chartered Status

Learning outcomes in our courses are linked to the competencies required to achieve Chartered status with Engineers Australia. Chartered status is a credential awarded to engineers who demonstrate internationally benchmarked standards of expertise, professionalism and safety.

We have now launched an easy to use online tool to help you plan your professional development against the Chartered competencies. Find out more