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professional engineering in Australia

Engineering is a branch of science and technology which studies various fields of design, building, and structures. It is involved with the use of engines and machines and other scientific principles to design and build other machines, buildings and structures including bridges, tunnels, roads, and vehicles. There are other specialized fields of engineering which specifically put more emphasis on particular areas of applied mathematics, applied science, and their application. The American Engineers’ Council for Professional Development has defined Engineering as “The creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design.”

The Master of Professional Engineering equips you with the technical knowledge, skills, and professional competencies that allow you to work as a professional engineer upon graduation.

The specializations available in this degree are:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Subsea Engineering

By choosing the discipline that most interests you, you will not only gain a deep understanding of the discipline from a holistic engineering perspective but undertake units relevant to your area of interest.

Why study Professional Engineering in Australia?

Australia provides a practical learning environment for prospective engineers as Australian institutions offer high-quality education along with a strong focus on research which allows the students to engage in leading research activities and interact more closely with the industry. They can obtain qualifications and skills in a wide array of engineering fields which include: Architectural, Spatial, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Software, Aeronautical, Applied Physics and Environmental engineering courses. And to broaden their horizons further, the students get to choose their preferred engineering courses in studies of geological, agricultural, marine, mechatronics, electronics, chemical, aerospace, civil, petroleum, mining, industrial, telecommunications, and many other programs. These degrees are offered at the postgraduate level, university level, and TAFE (Technical and Further Education) programs in engineering.

Students have the option to apply for Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, which makes them eligible for positions like engineering associate or engineering technologist.

Top engineering universities in Australia offer industrial training placements, which helps them explore different job roles, experience the work environment and projects, giving them a practical understanding of the profession they’ve chosen while they are still at university and haven’t even graduated yet. Also being accredited by Engineers Australia holds great value for aspiring engineers. 

There are incredible employment opportunities for engineers in Australia. Engineering graduates can expect to earn high salaries in Australia where an average salary is estimated to be around $80,000 annually. The high demand for engineers has also moved Australian institutions to provide educational support and scholarships to study in Australia.

Engineering studies have favorable immigration prospects in Australia because of the high demand for skilled engineers in the Australian economy.

Intake: February, July

Duration: 2 years

IELTS requirement: Overall 6.5, each band 6 (Master Program)

Academic Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in engineering according to the specialization you choose.

Career Opportunity:

Engineers perform a wide range of roles in a variety of sectors, including electronics, oil, food, engineering, pharmaceuticals, architecture, environmental protection, and transportation. Engineering remains one of the most in-demand qualifications in the world, with many countries desperate to fill a skills gap in this sector.

A Master of Professional Engineering will broaden your career options allowing you to take on leadership roles, start your own company, or oversee large engineering ventures.

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