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Engineering course details

Courses Information

It is said that engineering is not just a profession; it is a way of thinking and being. Engineers use a variety of faculties – mathematics, science and practical knowledge – to invent, innovate, design, build and create something new. They are the ones who come up with practical solutions to challenging problems, combining application of theory and creativity. Engineers are the ones who push the limits of what’s possible – and make things happen. It is no wonder then why they are often considered the flag bearers of progress in society. Engineering is most commonly associated with construction work – huge structures and buildings, dams and heavy machinery. But it is so much more than that. It has a wide range of applications in diverse industries, from technology to healthcare and even agriculture. Engineering has become one of the most popular choices of study the world over, and even in Australia. In fact, it is one of the most popular fields for international students in Australia, influenced in part by the country’s thriving mining and technology sectors. But that’s not it. Australia has some of the world’s top universities for studying engineering, according to the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Engineering and Technology. The high quality of the courses offered in Australia arm students with a veritable competitive edge when it comes to the global job market.

What will the course teach?
Some of the core subjects that are taught in this course are:
  • Certificate in Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
  • Associate Degree in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (with a specialization)
  • Graduate Certificate Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (with a specialization)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)

What is the minimum academic entry requirement?
Students are required to have completed education up to Year 12.
  • For Diploma, completion of Year 11
  • For Bachelor’s degree, completion of Year 12 / Foundation Program / Diploma
  • For Master’s degree, completion of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent in a relevant field of study + work experience (for some universities)

What is the English competency requirement?
  • An IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each component
  • PTE Academic score of 58 – 64 (a communicative skill core of at least 50) or
  • TOEFL score of 100, with 20 in each band

What are the course details?
The course duration varies from 18 months to 4 years, as per the program chosen:
  • Diploma (1.5 – 2 years)
  • Diploma (1 year) + Bachelor (3 years)
  • Bachelor (4 years)
  • Master (2 years)

Professional Association
The Universities of Engineers Australia, also known as Engineers Australia, is the professional body for engineers in Australia. One must have completed an accredited degree to gain associate membership of this body. To be graded as a member, one must have a minimum of three years of work experience in the engineering industry.

What career options open up after these courses?
Depending on the specialization you choose, here are some of the industries that will offer opportunities:
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Telecom
  • Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Robotics
  • Systems
  • Materials
  • Design
  • Transport
  • Mining
  • Aerospace

What is the scope of earning after this course?
This can be best understood by looking at the average salaries of engineers based on their work experience:
  • 0 – 5 years – $ 76,000
  • 5 – 10 years – $ 92,000
  • 10 – 20 years – $ 12,00,000
The Professional Year Program – enroute to PR
This has been introduced to serve as a bridge between study and employment for engineering students from Australia. This program seeks to improve the employability of fresh grads, by giving them rich and relevant work experience. This is a minimum of 44-week training, including a 12-week industry internship.

             Those who complete this program earn 5 points towards Permanent Residency. This program has been recognized by The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), and students with increased employability via this program have higher chances of securing a PR status.

             At DSR Immigration & International Education Consultancy, we are committed to you reaching your career goals and will be with you at every step of the way from selecting the right program to migrating to Australia.