Engineering is the science and technology concerned with the design, building and use of engines, machines and structures. It covers many fields, and thus engineers may be engaged across a number of industries. There are many disciplines that warrant deeper study such as civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, telecommunications, computer, marine, mining, agricultural, environmental, railway, and geological. Students will choose an area of focus based on their interests and abilities. All engineering students will have opportunities to develop valuable skills like analytical thinking, attention to detail, innovation, leadership, communication, and teamwork.
In Australia, there is particularly strong demand for engineers in the areas of mining & resources, and in civil engineering. Courses often include a professional placement, giving students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, and to develop their network before graduation. International students who want to remain in Australia may find pathways to permanent residency as skilled migrant workers.