Engineering and Technology



The Engineering and Technology disciplines offered in Australia cover numerous areas of specializations including:

  • Aviation/Aerospace;
  • Biomedical;
  • Building Services/Construction;
  • Computer Science;
  • Chemical Engineering;
  • Civil Engineering;
  • Digital Design;
  • Electronic Publishing;
  • Electrical Engineering;
  • Environmental Engineering;
  • Hardware Development;
  • Industrial Engineering;
  • Information Technology;
  • Internet Systems;
  • Materials Engineering;
  • Manufacturing Engineering;
  • Mechanical Engineering;
  • Mining Engineering;
  • Network Support;
  • Operating Systems Security;
  • Resource Engineering;
  • Software Development;
  • Sound Production;
  • Telecommunications Design;
  • User Support;
  • Video Games Development;
  • Web development.


Professional Associations

The majority of programs offered within the Engineering and Technology discipline are developed in coordination with the appropriate professional body. The courses usually offer internships and work placement. For example, TAFE offers traineeship programs for students already employed in their preferred industry.

Graduates may be eligible for membership of one of the following professional bodies:

  • Engineers Australia
  • The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists & Managers, Australia (APESMA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society
  • World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)




Career Opportunities


  • Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) Operator;
  • Coal Miner;
  • Data Communication Technician;
  • Designer;
  • Technician Electrical/Engineering/Electronics;
  • Fitter and Turner;Instrument Maker;
  • Engineer;
  • Digital Designer/Administrator;
  • E-commerce Specialist;
  • Information Systems Manager;
  • Scientist;
  • Systems Analyst;
  • 3D Designer; and
  • Web Designer/Developer.

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