Course Description

The field of engineering will provide students with an occupation which has extremely wide reach.

  • Australia has five academic institutions ranked in the top 50 in the world for engineering and technology
  • In 2010, international students accounted for 43 per cent of all engineering graduates in Australia
  • Australia has 51 accredited engineering programs across the country

What is engineering?

While engineering is a broad field, it typically falls under four main disciplines - chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.

When undertaking a study in this field students will develop industry knowledge and technical skills, leaving with the ability to critically think and problem solve in complex environments.

In this field of study, students will learn about a diverse range of specialised areas 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

Undergraduate Course:

Studying engineering in Australia is favoured by employers around the world. Courses in undergraduate study provide students with the fundamental principles of engineering, where students will gain industry experience upon the completion of their degree. Common undergraduate options include aerospace engineering, civil engineering and computer engineering.

Most engineering courses offered in Australian institutions include 60 days (12 weeks) of approved industry training, preparing students for a smooth transition into the workforce.

Additionally, Engineering Education Australia offers a Professional Year in Engineering program allowing international students to train in the field with a qualifying visa.

Postgraduate/research Course:

Postgraduate and research courses expand student’s professional knowledge and skillset to lead and innovate in an area of their choice. For engineering professionals looking to conduct advanced research, upskill and become an expert within industry, a Doctor of Engineering is a common choice.

Pathway to Australian permanent residency

Professions in Engineering are in high demand as they are listed in Skilled Occupations List (SOL).

Engineering graduates may do the Professional Year Program (PY), completion of PY will give 5 extra points toward migration to Australia.

The Professional Year in Engineering has been developed by Engineering Education Australia (EEA) and the professional component is delivered by EEA. The program provides with membership of Engineers Australia and access to the Engineers Australia learning platform.

Visa options:

  • • 186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)
  • • 189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189)
  • • 190 - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)
  • • 407 - Training visa (subclass 407)
  • • 491 - Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491)
  • • 494 - Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (subclass 494)
  • • 485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) - Graduate Work
  • • 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482)