Engineering Graduates will be able to work in a wide variety of industries for either public or private sector. Positions may even be available on a contract basis. Engineering has sub-specialties in which an Engineering Graduate may work or take extra courses in order to specialise:
If you can think of an industry, there is probably a job for an Engineer within it!
Depending on which type of Engineering Graduate you are and what your special field of education is, you may want to try looking for employment with the main companies in your area of specialisation. For instance, an Aerospace Engineer might try applying at Boeing Defence Australia, while a Software Engineer might choose among software companies like Microsoft.
The main five industries consistently hiring Engineering Graduates are:
The average salary for an experienced Engineer is around $129,786 across all fields. The lowest salary for new Engineers is $40,000 for those in Administration and Technical Support roles. The highest salary is $300,000 for those specialising in Environmental Engineering, Management and Supervisory roles, and Water and Waste Engineers.
The need for Engineers has been rising steadily over the past five to ten years. According to the Institute of Engineers Australia, demand has increased at approximately 8% compound growth per year. In recent years the percentage of those Engineering Graduates who are working full time in relevant fields is 82.8% of male Engineers and 75.0% of female Engineers.