Why engineering?

Are you creative, imaginative, analytical and technical? Do you want to extend yourself and help build the future? Engineers are in demand both in Australia and internationally – and an engineering qualification might just be for you…

A world of opportunity

Recent labour market research shows growing demand for tertiary qualified employees. This demand has increased consistently over the last 10 years - and is expected to continue to rise for the foreseeable future.

Stephen Durkin
Chief Executive Officer
Engineers Australia

Did you know, engineering graduates are among the highest paid graduates in Australia, with a median starting salary of $60,000 pa (Graduate Careers Australia).

What’s more, Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which means Monash Engineering graduates can work in any other signatory country, without the need to re-qualify. Just imagine where an internationally recognised engineering qualification could take you.

Who are engineers?

They’re creative…

They’re imaginative, analytical and technical, with excellent teamwork skills. As an engineer, you get to apply science and mathematics in a practical way, to develop new technologies and improve existing ones.

They’re problem solvers...

They figure out how things work, and they create solutions to problems. They are key to the development of society and solving the challenges the world currently faces such as climate change, natural resource depletion, food shortages and increased demands on energy.

And they’re in demand

Engineers possess a rare combination of skills and qualities that place them in demand in many different industries. An engineer’s career is diverse, interesting and can be anywhere in the world. As a qualified engineer you’ll be equipped to work in many areas outside of engineering, such as management, banking and consulting.

Some engineers go on to become CEOs of major corporations. Almost 20 per cent of CEOs of ASX100 companies are engineers. Problem solving and planning skills, combined with a focus on the future and continuous improvement, make engineers competent business leaders.

Extend your studies – extend yourself

A Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from Monash offers you the opportunity for extended or postgraduate study. A double degree with one of nine other degrees will offer extensive breadth to your course, and can be completed in just one additional year (depending on the discipline you choose).

And if you love your Bachelor of Engineering, it doesn’t have to stop there. At Monash, you’ve got the option of furthering your study with a Master of Advanced Engineering (MAdvE) – the only kind in its field – or a research degree.