Why Study Engineering in Australia?

Australia is a popular destination among Nepalese students for abroad studies. However, when it comes to engineering, it ranks at the top. According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject (Engineering & Technology) 2020, ten Australian universities have been included in the list of top 150 engineering and technological institutions in the world. An Australian engineering degree is globally recognized and is accepted by employers worldwide. This allows students to pursue a global engineering career and growth.

A report by Engineers Australia published in 2020 reported that the number of engineering students has exceeded 100,000 since 2015. In 2018, the total number of engineering students was 119,909. The growth was 4.1% compared to 2017.  80,583 were entry-level students, out of whom 31.8% were international students. At the post-graduate level, the total number of students was 35,788 and among them, 71.4% were international students. 

The most popular Engineering Courses among Nepalese and other International students in Australia are: 

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • ICT Engineering (Information and Communication Technology)
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering 

There are many more engineering courses that Australian universities offer to students. An undergraduate program is known as Bachelor of Engineering (BE or B.Eng) and a post-graduate program also known as the Master of Engineering (M.Eng or ME) are the degrees offered to engineer students by Australian institutions. 

Bachelor of Engineering 

It is the first professional undergraduate academic degree for engineering aspirants. Abbreviated as BE or B.Eng, students can join the graduate program after finishing high school in science and technology. 

A Bachelor of Engineering in Australia course takes 4 years of full-time enrolment to complete. Students choose a specialization according to their interests, knowledge, and future goals. Specialization means choosing an engineering course that you would like to pursue in the future. For e.g. Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, ICT engineering, and many more. Australian universities offer a part-time course of BE also, which takes 8 years to complete, and a sandwich course of 6 years too. 

The courses are project-based which provides significant exposure to students while understanding the core of the subject. Practical, theoretical knowledge is provided to students along with industry experience to prepare them ready for the job.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Engineering for International Students:

  • A high school qualification with an overall 65% or above score particularly in Science and maths background.
  • English language proficiency

Master of Engineering 

A Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Australia is a highly specialized degree available in a variety of specializations including mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering. It is a full-time technical program that lasts two years. Students can enroll in the Master of Engineering program after completing their Bachelor of Engineering. 

A Master of Engineering is designed to equip a graduate engineer with industry-relevant skills, expertise, and attributes. It is one of the most popular degrees among international students seeking to build a career in the field of engineering and technology. 

Entry requirements for Master of Engineering for International Students: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering graduate
  • Meet the English language proficiency scores. 

Why Engineering in Australia for Nepalese students studying abroad? 

  • Wide range of engineering courses to choose from.
  • Excellent career prospect.
  • PR opportunities.
  • The average salary of an Engineer in Australia is AUD 109,998 per year which is AUD 56.41 per hour. Entry-level engineering jobs begin at AUD 90,603 per year, while most experienced engineers earn up to AUD 150,000 annually.

Career opportunities after studying Engineering for Nepalese and International Students:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Electronic Engineer
  • IT Engineer and many more upon specialization

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