Become an Engineer

"Young people who are thinking about what to study at university have not really been taught what the bachelor of engineering qualification is about.

"It is not just something to do if you want to design infrastructure. It is a broad-based design degree which teaches critical thinking, time management, and most importantly, how to learn. With these skills you can go anywhere, and do almost anything.

"Reflecting on my program … [Engineering] has been the best training imaginable I think. Difficult, but it has transformed the way I think and approach problem-solving and learning. The best 5 year investment I could have made in my future."
Joint B.Sc. B.Eng. student from James Cook University

With both TAFE and Universities offering routes to become an engineer, engineering offers an astonishing variety of opportunities.

Some very specialised, some highly technical. Others demand extensive travel, communicating in several languages, politics, negotiations, conflict.

Some entail social, environmental and public health concerns…

Engineering is a pathway to realizing many dreams - whatever your interests, abilities, passions and circumstances... The other pages in this section and pages linked to them will help you find out the what, how and who of an engineering career.


  • Australian Constructors Association
  • Cochlear
  • Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO)
  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)
  • Leighton Holdings Limited
  • Resmed
  • Thales
  • ARUP
  • KBR