How to become an engineering technologist
Pathways to this career
- Complete an engineering technology degree, with a major in mechanical engineering or industrial computer systems.
- Learn from experienced engineering technologists and seek out on-the-job training opportunities. Don't hesitate to pursue internships or volunteer positions. The contacts you make now can lead to jobs later on.
- If you have an undergraduate engineering degree already, study a master’s degree in engineering technology.
- Join recognised industry bodies such as Engineers Australia to stay up to date with industry news.
What does an engineering technologist do?
Duties and tasks
- Apply knowledge of physics and mathematics to solve complex problems
- Cooperate with engineers from related fields to carry out interdisciplinary work
- Design blueprints and plans for ongoing and future engineering projects
- Perform engineering work associated with each engineers particular area
- Supervise the work of other engineers in relevant areas
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