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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
Australia – The Education Destination 109 engineeRing anD iT • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering • M inerals and Metallurgical Engineering • M ining Engineering • Resource Engineering • R isk Engineering vocational qualifications At the vocational level, you can study a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree to become an engineering tradesperson, technician or associate. Vocational courses are designed in consultation with industry representatives to ensure graduates will meet the skills and competencies for the current work environment and future trends. The courses are highly practical, teaching you work-related skills on the latest technologies. Vocational teachers bring industry experience to their role, so you benefit from their backgrounds and technical knowledge. Many courses include simulated work environments or industry training with a local company. This means you may be learning on state-of-the-art facilities on campus or going out into the workforce for on-the-job training. You gain the skills and practical confidence you need for your future career. Examples of the types of vocational courses in engineering include: Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering; Diploma of Manufacturing Technology; Diploma of Engineering (Oil and Gas); Certificate IV in Renewable Energy; Diploma of Electrotechnology; Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering; and Associate Degree in Engineering Technology. The types of information technology courses include: Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering; Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications; Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development); Certificate IV in Information Technology (Multimedia); and Diploma of Information of Technology (Database Design and Development). You can take a vocational course to begin your career, upgrade your skills or as a pathway to university. Many courses have links with universities so if you successfully complete your vocational qualification, you can move into a bachelor degree with advanced standing in certain subjects. university qualifications University-level courses include a bachelor degree, postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, masters and doctorate. At the postgraduate level, you may choose between a research or coursework program. » THe yeaR of HuManiTaRian engineeRing, 2011 Engineers play a huge role in improving the quality of life of disadvantaged people, as well as helping communities recover from floods, earthquakes and other disasters. From the delivery of clean water and power, to the design of sanitation services and infrastructure, engineers’ ingenuity helps solve many problems facing communities. In 2011, Engineers Australia is focusing on humanitarian engineering, recognising the role of engineering in improving quality of life and disaster recovery. The goal is to promote the significance and importance of humanitarian engineering so that it receives the necessary support in Australia and abroad – and continues to make a difference. Humanitarian engineers already do amazing work across the globe. But there’s still much more to be done. Right now, 2.6 billion people lack basic sanitation and 1.1 billion people have inadequate access to water. Many Australian companies and not-for- profit organisations already work tirelessly to improve conditions for disadvantaged communities. Throughout 2011, Engineers Australia will showcase humanitarian engineering stories to inspire more people to get involved. Steven Goh, an engineering lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, begun creating publicity for the year with a trek to the base of Mount Everest in December 2010, to raise funds for the organisation, Engineers Without Borders. ‘2011 is the Year of the Humanitarian Engineer,’ Steven explained. ‘And as Engineer Australia’s Queensland Deputy President, I thought I would lead by example by taking up this challenge. The aim of this trek is to raise funds to support the humanitarian activities of Engineers Without Borders here in Australia and around the world to improve sanitation, power and shelter of the world’s poorest communities.’ year of Humanitarian engineering http://makeitso.org.au/year-of- humanitarian-engineering/ engineers without Borders www.ewb.org.au ‘ Vocational courses are designed in consultation with industry representatives to ensure graduates meet the skills for the current work environment and future trends.’
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