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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
108 Australia – The Education Destination inSTiTuTionS anD DiSciPlineS Australia is renowned for its engineering and information technology (IT) education. In fact, it is one of the most popular fields of study for international students coming to the country. Australia is a unique business environment – a large island distanced physically from the rest of the world, with challenges from its natural surroundings and climate. This has led to an innovative, dynamic approach that encourages creativity and ideas to solve challenges. When you study in this environment, you will not only gain world-class qualifications but also an innovative outlook to advance you in your engineering or IT career. The engineering profession One of the great attractions of engineering is the huge variety of work. From designing programs at a computer terminal, to overseeing operations for major structures like aircraft, ships, heavy earth- moving equipment and offshore oil platforms – there are many ways to be an engineer. Engineers are involved in the research, design, production, operation and maintenance of many things that we take for granted in our everyday lives. Each of the many aspects of engineering branches off into other disciplines, and with the emergence of new technologies, the engineering profession is constantly seeing the introduction of new disciplines. Engineering tasks such as design, testing, controlling systems, direction of equipment and analysing the properties of materials all involve the use of computers, so engineers need to have a wide and varied set of skills. engineering and iT courses Mainstream engineering was originally divided into the four broad disciplines of chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, with several branches in each discipline. Australian universities and vocational institutions offer courses across a broad range of traditional and emerging disciplines. You can choose from courses in the following areas and specialise in particular subjects to meet your career goals. • Aerospace Engineering • Agricultural Engineering • Biomedical Engineering • Building Services Engineering • Chemical Engineering • Coastal and Ocean Engineering • Electrical Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Industrial Engineering • Marine Engineering • Materials Engineering Above: Australian courses provide training for engineering across a wide range of disciplines, including emerging disciplines such as renewable energies. RoleS in engineeRing TeaMS There are five main roles in an engineering team. Each has its own skills and responsibilities, but all cooperate to achieve the desired outcome. Professional engineers usually lead the engineering team. • Engineering tradespeople • Engineering technicians • Engineering associates • Engineering technologists • Professional engineers ‘When you study in Australia, you will not only gain world-class qualifications but also an innovative outlook to advance you in your engineering or IT career.’ innovative outlook in engineering and information technology engineers have the ability to change the way we live. By studying an engineering or information technology course in australia, you’ll gain the theoretical skills, practical experience and creative approach to make a difference to your world.
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