What is it like to be an Engineer?
Engineers apply practical analysis and technical principles to design, create, improve and maintain a range of technical solutions across a variety of discipline areas including civil, electrical, mechanical, agricultural and computer engineering, among others.
Learn more about the various engineering roles:
Is it right for me?
- Ability to analyse and problem solve
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to use appropriate computer software for design purposes
- Design skills
- Other requirements subject to engineering specialty areas
To become an Engineer
What you need to study to become an Engineer will depend on which sector of engineering you are looking to pursue. Please go to the 'What is it like?' tab to see the different options that you have.
A graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering Science is eligible to apply for graduate membership of Engineers Australia as an Engineering Technologist. After further professional development, a graduate member with a Bachelor of Engineering Science may apply for chartered status as an Engineering Technologist and, when granted, may use the post-nominal TMIEAust CEngT.
If you have already completed an engineering technologist qualification and wish to qualify as a Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia, there are other Master degrees to assist you.
A graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia as a graduate Professional Engineer.
After further professional development, a graduate member with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) may apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer and, when granted, may use the post-nominal MIEAust CPEng.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program is accredited by Engineers Australia and, through an agreement reached between the professional engineering bodies of other countries (the Washington Accord), is also recognised in those countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.