Engineering Graduate Jobs

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Engineering Graduate Jobs overview

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:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Civil 
  • Aerospace
  • Petroleum
  • Software
  • Geotechnical

If you can think of an industry, there is probably a job for an Engineer within it!

Where to Find Engineering Graduate Jobs

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 IR.

Top Five Industries Hiring Engineers

The main five industries consistently hiring Engineering Graduates are:

  • Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services
  • Computer System Design and Related Services
  • Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
  • Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
  • Tertiary Education


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.

Career Outlook

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.

Advice for Engineering Graduate Jobs

Northern Star Resources Graduate thumbnail image - Toben
Employer Insight
Toben Clements studied Bachelor of Engineering at Western Australian School of Mines in 2018 and is a graduate mining engineer at Northern Star Resources. 
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Graduate Stories

Fiona Lake Shell Graduate
Fiona studied Mechanical Engineering and Economics at University of Adelaide
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Chun Long (Toby) Mau studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) and a Master of Professional Accounting and is a finance graduate at Aristocrat.
Lockie Richter Saab Australia Graduate
Saab Australia
Lockie studied Bachelor of Engineering (Honours First Class) (Mechanical and Aerospace) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (Computer Science Major).

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