The engineering and technology field is one of the biggest in Australia. It is also one of the most popular fields among international students due to the strength of Australia’s mining and technology sectors. Engineering courses cover the basic disciplines (such as civil, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering), as well as specialised fields such as mining, telecommunications and railway engineering. Technology disciplines range from aviation to food technology and machine maintenance. The large number of courses and specialisations available in Australia means that there is something to suit everyone. The courses and employment opportunities available will depend on the level of qualification you complete.
Practical experience is very important in the engineering and technology fields, so we recommend checking that your institution has appropriate facilities and equipment, has strong connections with industry and provides work experience opportunities. You should also check whether your course is accredited by the relevant industry association, which may provide opportunities for professional membership.
Engineers can find themselves working in many different disciplines and environments, from overseeing maintenance operations to designing and building engineered solutions, the range of career options is vast, varied and challenging.