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What is engineering?

Engineers are creative, imaginative, analytical and technical, with excellent teamwork skills. As an engineer you will apply science and mathematics in a practical way to develop new technologies and improve existing ones.

Engineers solve problems, figure out how things work and create solutions. 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.

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 will 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.

A career in engineering will suit you if you:

  • are curious about how things work
  • like and are good at maths and science
  • enjoy challenges
  • are goal oriented
  • like working with lots of different people in multidisciplinary teams
  • like analysing and solving problems
  • have an interest in improving the quality of human life.