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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
>AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 39 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 industry body, Engineers Australia, is responsible for the accreditation of undergraduate engineering programs. All professional engineering programs accredited by Engineers Australia are of four years’ duration or longer. On successful completion, graduates are professional engineers who can receive membership of Engineers Australia, with their qualifications recognised through the Washington Accord by such countries as the USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong (SAR), New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Canada and South Africa. The degree title for all accredited programs is normally Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering Technology or Bachelor of Engineering Science. ‘Australian universities and vocational institutions offer courses across a broad range of traditional and emerging disciplines.’ ENGINEERING QUALIFICATIONS AND INCOME The 2011 Engineering Income and Salary Survey, by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers, surveyed over 11,000 engineers in the USA over the past year. The survey showed that engineering professionals continue to earn good salaries. Increased education in the engineering field resulted in higher earnings on the survey. Engineers with a bachelor degree had a median income of USD$82,712. Those with a masters in engineering earned a median of $92,000. Engineers with a doctoral degree had a median income of $110,000.
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