CET and ECU sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
CEO of ECA WA, Mr Carl Copeland and Professor Daryoush Habibi, Executive Dean of Engineering at ECU, recently signed off on an MOU between the two respected training establishments.
With the demand for highly skilled people in the broader electrotechnology industry, offering a pathway from school all the way to an engineering degree is becoming more attractive to students. However, some students don’t achieve the ATAR they need to get into their university of choice, or the course they would like. Alternatively, some school leavers may have taken the VET pathway during high school. This MOU opens up the opportunity for both to further their careers in the engineering space.
Under the MOU, the electrician of the future can undertake their pre-apprenticeship in the last year of school, move into an apprenticeship and then get their electrical licence. Completing post trade training, such as the Certificate IV in Instrumentation, allows for the successful graduate to enter ECU’s Bachelor of Technology degree.
The Bachelor of Technology degree opens up a world of opportunities, including the option to swap to a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical, or even complete a Master of Engineering in Technology. With demand for technologists, in the fields of robotics, mechatronics, process control and supply chain logistics, a Bachelor of Technology coupled with an electrical licence and post trade training is sure to be a recipe for a successful career in the future.
ECU has kindly offered students of CET the opportunity to not only tour their campus, but also for CET to deliver some areas of training, including Renewable Energy Technologies in their state of the art facilities. In this way, CET students can get their hands on solutions such as stored kinetic energy, hydrogen cell, wind turbine and battery storage.
This MOU marks the first of many opportunities that CET is exploring to offer more to our students. For more information on the pathways into ECU, please contact Steve Hall at CET Joondalup.