There is a little room for doubt in the fact that engineering is the most upbeat and evolving course structure in the world. It is dynamic and has immense job opportunities untapped and unexplored. Engineers are always on high demand and can easily secure a good job anywhere in the world.
Engineering is the ideal field of study for those who love to build things, are inquisitive about designs and architecture and have a passion for developing and maintaining new stuff.
But a mere degree of engineering does not help you. You need to study in a set up that offers you with hands on experience and internship options and Australian Universities offer you with world class state of art set ups to study Engineering.
Echoes Global Education is a prominent education consultancy and has tie-ups with nearly all leading institutes and universities that offer Engineering courses in Australia.
Why Study Engineering in Australia
According to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2016-2017 six of Australian engineering institutes feature in the prestigious top 100 in the globe. Cherry on top, five out of the top thirty best student cities in the world are from Australia. Despite a humble population of a little more than 23 million, Australia is the third most popular destination for higher studies amongst international students.
Australia offers some amazing opportunities for engineering enthusiasts with world class faculty and state of art modern technology. It has well comprehended expertise for all branches of engineering, be it civil, aviation, computer science or biotechnology.
Australia’s laws have substantial and commendable provision for international students’ security and equality on campus and beyond. Also the Australians are most relaxed and fun loving people. This country also offers you with high living standards, low living costs and a warm weather.
Moreover as in overseas student one can work for 40 hours every fortnight and full time during vacations. This way you can earn your expenses, travel, enjoy, gain work experience and make new friends.
Almost the entire list of top-ranking institutions offer capped academic merit-based scholarships to international students.
The Professional Year Program for engineering graduates and easy employment thereafter is another reason why overseas students choose Australia for studying engineering.
Professional Year Program
Professional Year Program is a well-defined program offered by the Engineering Education Australia (EEA) and gazetted by the DIBP. This program is designed for training and for engineering internship placement of the international graduate students in Australia.
This 44 weeks training program with 12 weeks of internship provides the international students a great experience and exposure to the Australian way of working and a better scope of employment. The successful completion of PYP also gives the international students 5 extra migration points towards permanent residency.
- Diploma of Engineering
- Graduate Certificate Engineering
- Associate Degree in Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering (with specialisations)
- Graduate Diploma Engineering
- Master of Engineering (with specialisation)
- Doctor of Philosophy – Engineering
- Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
- Certificate III in Engineering
- Certificate IV in Engineering
The Institutions of Engineers Australia is the qualified association for Australia’s Engineers’ segment. Securing an accredited degree is the predictable path towards the associate membership for Engineers Australia. To become a Member of this association, one needs a minimum of 3 (three) years of work experiences in engineering industry.
Requirements to Study Engineering In Australia
The basic requirements for obtaining a student visa in Australia are:
- A legal passport for the complete study duration in Australia
- Offer letter from the designated university/institution
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover airfares, course fees and living costs
- Acceptable Overseas Student Health Cover
- Criminal record check results
Students who wish to apply for an undergraduate engineering program are expected to meet the following set of prerequisites:
- Technical & Further Education (TAFE) – Overall IELTS band score of 5.5, with no sub-score less than 5.0 or TOEFL score of 530, or equivalent.
- Undergraduate and Postgraduate coursework – Overall band score of 6.0, with no individual sub-score less than 5.5 or TOEFL Score of 550, or equivalent.
Students applying to a postgraduate course should have completed a relevant undergraduate course and must have good credentials and score in the same. A prime focus is gravitated on the project completed by the students in their final year of graduation.
All other related documents itemized on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists. Most visa applications take six to eight weeks to process.
Scope of Employment
Graduates and Post Graduates of Engineering courses from Australian Universities can effortlessly secure a job in Australia or anywhere in the world. Also the Professional Year Program makes it easy and very convenient for the international students to gain an apt employment in Australia.
Engineering is one of the most desired professions on Skilled Occupation List (SOL) of Australia. All overseas engineering graduates are given top priority for permanent residency visa.
How We Can Help?
Echoes Global Education offers a comprehensive student counselling service for a smooth and hassle free admission to an Engineering Institute and getting visa.
We help you choose the best suited university for you, offer you with admission assistance, visa guidance and IELTS and PTE coaching. Our expert counsellors can provide you with career guidance, by helping you find a suitable student job in Australia and offer travel assistance. We also help you with specifics of scholarship programs, student loan services and additional requirements like health cover policies and accommodation.