Why study engineering?

Engineers balance creative design, analysis and applied science. They design, build and manage structures, machines, manufacturing processes and infrastructure.

They are involved in key decisions of almost every industry, including the construction of buildings, roads and major infrastructure projects, product development, electronics and transport. They adopt current thinking, science and technology to solve problems in almost every facet of our lives.

Inter-disciplinary research, a commitment to a breadth of knowledge and hands-on training, are just some of the strengths of the University. Our research strengths include optimisation of alternative energy systems, such as hydro and wind-power systems, high-speed catamarans, and biomedical implants. We have strong industry partnerships, especially in renewable energy and power systems and industrial control systems.

UTAS has a career mentor program. It matches students with alumni from the past; we have mentor, a good relationship and they teach us lots of things that we wouldn’t be able to learn in the classroom.

Juugraj Singh
Bachelor of Engineering

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Careers in engineering

Engineers are collaborators. They work with designers, scientists, technicians and other specialists with the drive of discovery, the will to meet a challenge and the desire to create something new.

If you enjoy maths and science an Engineering degree is for you. Engineering is one of the most popular degrees at the University. Engineering requires more commitment in class, lab and study time than most university degrees, but it provides rewards that go way beyond the classroom. Group work, projects and competitions provide extra challenges and opportunities to work alongside world-class academics and researchers.

You’ll be encouraged to find opportunities for international exchange. You will also be required to complete a prescribed amount of industrial experience work during vacations. Where possible, the work experience placements are arranged through the University, and you’ll be paid by your employer at the appropriate award rate.

Graduates qualify for technical positions but often move into management roles within companies, organisations or consultancies across many industries.

Career options

  • Aerospace
  • Biomedical
  • Building and construction
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Computer systems
  • Government agencies
  • Health industry
  • Industrial electronics
  • International development
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and exploration
  • Petrochemical
  • Power generation and transmission
  • Property development
  • Robotics and automation
  • Software engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport

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