Engineering technologist

"Engineering Technologists" is sort of catch-all term for all those engineering professionals not grouped into aforementioned categories. As alternative engineering methods begin to proliferate, this group is growing. Engineering Technologists can include aeronautical, agricultural, biomedical, and environmental engineers, as well as naval architects.

Duties and tasks

  • Applying knowledge of physics and mathematics to solve complex problems
  • Cooperating with engineers from related fields to carry out interdisciplinary work
  • Designing blueprints and plans for ongoing and future engineering projects
  • Performing engineering work associated with each engineers particular area
  • Supervising the work of other engineers in relevant areas

Skills required

  • Excellent mathematical skills
  • High intellect
  • Oral and written communication skills, along with superb reading comprehension
  • Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of physics and other sciences
  • Troubleshooting and critical thinking skills

Working conditions

As the term "Engineering Technologists" is a bit all-purpose, it is difficult to classify one particular workplace environment or condition. Engineering Technologists can work either in a traditional office setting, or in their particular field (naval settings, farmland, etc).

Professional associations / Industry information

Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia 

Engineers Australia Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering 

Related jobs and job titles

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technologist
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technologist
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technologist
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist
  • Structural Engineering Technician

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