How to become an Engineering Technologist | Career Paths & Education | Open Universities Australia

How to become an engineering technologist

Get hands on with new and existing engineering technology.

Pathways to this career

  1. Complete an engineering technology degree, with a major in mechanical engineering or industrial computer systems.
  2. 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.
  3. If you have an undergraduate engineering degree already, study a master’s degree in engineering technology.
  4. 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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