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.