For students, or potential students, who are interested in the field of engineering, Australia is an ideal destination. While there are many different engineering courses that attract different sensibilities; the ones that are preferred by most are the likes of electrical, mechanical and civil engineering owing to a greater demand for experienced workers and professionals in these fields quite regularly.
Australia has a larger number of courses that are more hands-on Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses in comparison to those found in Bangladesh and other South Asian Countries, which will qualify you for engineering associate or engineering technologist positions and can build a sturdy foundation for a pathway leading to university level courses. If you already are an engineer professionally, there are a number of Australian institutions which offer different postgraduate programs in engineering (for example Master of Project Management, Master of Engineering Management), which could allow you to grow further in your career.
At present, Australia is experiencing a continuing shortage of engineers and engineering professionals; particularly in the states experiencing the highest development in fields such as mining and resources—in the forefront are Western Australia and Queensland. This pressing demand for engineering graduates largely means that international students currently studying or planning to study engineering degrees have strong employment prospects in Australia. It is common knowledge that Australian degrees are accepted in most parts of the world; so they can find employment in any other country quite easily, if they wish to pursue the same.
The shortage of skilled engineering professionals in Australia can be met by international graduates. 50% of the influx of newly qualified engineers in the Australian workforce is made up of skilled migrant engineers, as per figures conveyed by ANET. Engineering might also attract you as it comes with, on most occasions, higher salaries.
A vital component of engineering courses in Australia is relevant work experience—which adds to your skill set and allows you to have new and memorable experiences! Institutions like Macquarie, Swinburne and UTAS offer incredible and engaging engineering courses.
Some career prospects for graduates of Engineering include the following (depending on your degree and the job you are seeking):
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