Careers in Engineering

There is always going to be a demand for Engineering skills and knowledge worldwide. If you know you’re a natural at problem-solving, and you have the ability to put ideas into action, then you have the opportunity to make a difference in the world of Engineering.

Thinking about your future career can sometimes be daunting and may seem a long way off, when you’re still getting through school. Planning a career in Engineering means that you can get into a job that could see you working on designing and building a variety of different structures, from highways and water projects, to computer network systems, product development to mechanical projects and electrical technology.

Currently, there is a substantial shortage of qualified Engineers in New Zealand and around the world, and this means that graduates in this industry are in very high demand. Despite what you’ve heard about how hard it is to get a job in this day and age, the BEngTech can help you get into a range of different specialist areas.

It has been proven by industry professionals that around 1300 more engineers per year will be required in the next five years.  Specifically in areas such as road, rail, gas, electricity, and telecommunications (with broadband requiring Engineers to co-ordinate and project manage the alignment of routes for underground cables).

The degree also offers graduates a significant earning potential. After a few years’ experience in the job, your annual salary could equate to between $60,000 and $85,000. That’s not to say that this is the limit. The Engineering industry offers the opportunity for professionals to grow and develop financially and professionally, and allows people to dabble in a number of different areas.

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