How to become a systems engineer
Pathways to this career
- Complete a bachelor's degree in computer systems engineering or related fields such as engineering, information technology or computer science.
- Secure an internship and gain relevant experience in the field. It may open the door to a lasting mentorship from qualified engineers.
- Join relevant industry bodies so you're always on-top of the latest news and opportunities.
What does a systems engineer do?
Duties and tasks
- Plan, develop, deploy and improve computer network and system services.
- Install upgrades to existing software and hardware.
- Research and analyse complex system designs and architecture specifications, data models and diagrams in the development, configuration and integration of computer systems.
- Analyse network infrastructure and systems to ensure they are configured to operate at optimal efficiency.
- Provide ongoing technical support, troubleshooting and fault-finding services for network problems.
- Advise on improvements to network operations and integrated hardware, software, communications and operating systems.
- The Australian Computer Society
- Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)
- Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Systems Engineering Society of Australia
- Engineers Australia
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