Job Description

There are many different areas of engineering. Engineers can usually move from one field to another, or combine their interests. They apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. They work in design and development, testing, production, or maintenance.

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On average a 40 hour week dependent on your field of work in engineering


To work in most branches of engineering you need to combined education and on-the-job experience.

Decide on what type of Engineer you want to be. Although many of the skills of an Engineer are transferable between disciplines, it is recommended that you choose a specialisation early, in order to better focus your studies and training.

To get you started, consider training in;

  • Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology
  • Certificate IV in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering


  • Ambitious
  • Analytical
  • Articulate
  • Clever
  • Cooperative
  • Creative
  • Devoted
  • Diligent
  • Focused
  • Imaginative
  • Meticulous
  • Neurotic
  • Resourceful
  • Responsible
  • Technological
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Technical skills
  • Computer Science
  • Programming Languages
  • Conceptual, Logical, or Physical Data Modelling
  • Process Management
  • Advanced Physics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Nanotechnology

Future Prospects

There are many pathways in engineering due to the wide variety of this job.