Study Engineering in Australia

The global demand for Engineers not only in development but various other sector is on the rise. Australia has a well-recognized course for students that provides exposure and knowledge that makes them globally competitive.

Engineering is one of the most PR-influential courses that any international student can pursue. Apart from its PR merits, engineering has a decent pay rate and Australia has a lot of engineering vacancies.

In New South Wales, the amount of engineering vacancies has grown by 13 percent in two years.

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Similarly, in Victorian vacancies for engineering has grown by 16.9 percent in two years.

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Same is the case with other states like Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, and Tasmania.

Why study engineering in Australia?

A wide variety of engineering courses

Australia has an enormous amount of engineering courses all around the country which gives you the chance to have practical experience in your preferred field. These are the courses that you can do in Australia :

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Automotive engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Bioinformatics engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil and structural engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer science engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Food science and technology engineering
  • Forest engineering
  • Geospatial engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Natural resources engineering
  • Naval architecture
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Pharmaceutical engineering
  • Photonics engineering
  • Photovoltaic engineering
  • Renewable energy engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Sustainable engineering
  • Telecommunications engineering.

Great employment opportunities

Australia is presently encountering an across the board lack of engineers, particularly in states that are encountering the most noteworthy development in mining and assets — Western Australia and Queensland. As the development of Australia takes boom the demand for Engineers is also increasing.

PR opportunities

Engineering is a course that has a lot of PR opportunities like nursing. Engineers find it easy to apply for permanent residence and acquire it. Engineering falls under the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List for PR.

Here’s a table for the possible engineering jobs that fall under Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills list :


Professional accreditation

The degree you acquire from Australian universities is recognized globally. The Australian Quality Framework specifies the standards for educational qualifications in Australia. Know more about AQF here.

Diploma of Engineering

The Diploma of Engineering is a 2 or 3-trimester program, equivalent to the first year of the Bachelor program studied at University.

Course Cost & Fees

The cost for the Diploma of Engineering in Australia is approximately AUD15000

Course Entry Requirements

Academics: Completion of an Australian Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4 of any Mathematics (or equivalent)

IELTS score: 5.5 (with no band less than 5.0)

Career prospects

You can get entry-level jobs that require strong technical and problem-solving skills.

Bachelors of Civil Engineering

Course Duration

The course duration for Bachelors of Civil Engineering in Australia is 4 years.

Requirements (for Nepali students)

Completion of Australian Year 12 with certain grade and Equivalent.

Language test requirements

  • IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or,
  • TOEFL Internet-based (IBT): Overall 75/17
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 42.

Course Career Prospects

Graduates often work as :

  • Structural engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Renewable energy engineer
  • Local or state government planner
  • Transportation engineer
  • Project Estimator

Masters of Civil Engineering

Course Structure

  • Course Structure – 48 credit points
  • Core Units – 48 credit points

Course Duration

Most Masters in Civil Engineering have course duration of 2 years.

Course Fee

The course fee for Masters of Civil Engineering is approximately AUD 27000.

Requirements (for Nepali students)

Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or equivalent

English Requirement

IELTS: overall 6 with no band below 6

TOEFL IBT: 79 with no band less than 19

PTE :- 50/50

Career Prospects

Graduates often work in fields like :

  • Building control surveyor
  • Environmental consultant
  • Town planning
  • Transportation
  • Construction project management
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Site engineer

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