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Engineer on Tablet


Engineering is a profession that will provide you with a career that has a very broad scope.
Five Australian universities are among the top 50 in the world for engineering and technology.

International students made up 43% of all engineering graduates in Australia in 2010.

There are 51 accredited engineering programmes in Australia.

What is engineering?

Engineering is a profession that will provide you with a career that has a very broad scope. Though it is a wide field, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering are the four main disciplines.

When you study this area, you will gain industry experience and technical skills, as well as the ability to think critically and solve problems in complex situations.

You can learn about a wide range of specialised areas in this field of research, including:


  • Manufacturing technology

  • Chemical engineering

  • Civil engineering

  • Land information technology and remote sensing

  • Electrical engineering

  • Mechatronics

  • Biomedical engineering

  • Computer science engineering

  • Food technology

  • Aeronautical and space engineering

  • Software engineering

  • Mining

  • Plant and machine maintenance

What are my course options?

Vocational Education and Training (VET)


Courses in undergraduate study provide you with the fundamental principles of engineering, where you will gain industry experience upon the completion of your degree. Common undergraduate options include aerospace engineering, civil engineering and computer engineering.


Most engineering programmes in Australia provide 60 days (12 weeks) of industry-approved training, preparing you for a smooth transition into the workforce.


Postgraduate and study courses broaden your professional experience and skills, allowing you to lead and innovate in your chosen field. A Doctor of Engineering is a popular option for engineering professionals who want to perform advanced research, upskill, and become industry experts.

What does my future hold for me?

After graduating in this area, you will be able to apply what you've learned to real-world problems. There are countless possibilities for what you can do as a biomedical engineer, from upgrading medical devices and health care services to developing computer terminals and running large-scale aircraft operations.

Graduate Programs

Employers all over the world want engineers who have studied engineering in Australia. They want skilled and experienced graduates who can get the job done.

Engineering Education Australia also provides a Professional Year in Engineering programme that allows international students with a qualifying visa to gain experience in the industry.

Did you know that... The Sydney Opera House was a subject of much public controversy when it was built in the 1950s due to complex engineering issues.

The Sydney Opera House is now known around the world for its architecture and construction, and it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007.

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