Engineering

Career information for your major

Discipline overview

Architectural engineering bridges the gap between the professions of architect and engineer. If you are interested in engineering and ecologically sustainable design this degree will develop your integrative design skills, and inspire you to create buildings that are functional, efficient, beautiful, stimulating and have minimal environmental impact.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of general key skills that can be acquired from this discipline.

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering and architecture & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges
  • Conceptual thinkers, who combine creativity with the mathematical ability to challenge the traditional boundaries of structural design
  • Creativity and inventiveness to meet the expectations of their employers and clients  in building and construction industries
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in discussions with architects, builders and contractors. This can be complex work which requires coordination with many different parties to consider spatial requirements, costs, safety, workability and structural adequacy
  • Develop innovative integrated solutions to complex problems
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available. 

  • Architectural Engineer
  • Architectural Specification Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Building Designer
  • Façade Engineer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • Arup
  • Alto
  • AECOM
  • Multiplex
  • Brookfield
  • Stantec
  • Lendlease
  • Northrop

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development & Cities
  • 7-Eleven
  • Turner & Townsend
  • ACMA
  • Stockland
  • Victorian Government

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Labour Market Information Portal – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.

GradConnection- Industry internships/vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline Overview

Biomedical Engineering is a multi-disciplinary field that enables engineers to combine engineering principles with biological and medical sciences. Developments in biomedical engineering provide vital skills and knowledge to enable change to the national health system and improve people’s lives, for example, developments in imaging, instrumentation, robotics, scaffolding, materials engineering, computer science and prosthetics.

Key employability skills

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Graduate Biomedical Engineer
  • Medical Device Sales Support
  • Biomedical Project & Process Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Production Technician
  • Development Scientist

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Bluechiip
  • Paragon Care Limited
  • TETEC Tissue Engineering Technologies
  • EnvisionTEC
  • Boston Scientific
  • ConMed Australia
  • Stryker

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Biomedical Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • ResMed
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Stryker

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

If you are interested furthering your studies in your field, UOW offers:

Course information

Discipline overview

Civil engineers build and maintain the infrastructure of advanced modern living. They plan, design, construct, operate and maintain everything from buildings to bridges, tunnels and dams, highways and airports, power plants, water and sewerage systems. Using computer technologies and advanced materials, Civil engineers design structures that meet the needs of a growing population while protecting the environment, reducing the dangers from natural phenomena and considering the future needs of the community.

Key employability skills

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Airfield Engineer
  • Civil Design Engineer
  • Civil/Asset Engineer
  • Civil/IT Engineer
  • Civil/Structural Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Document Controller
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Estimator/Design Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Graduate Mining Engineer
  • Graduate Structural Engineer
  • Harbour Engineer
  • Highway Engineer
  • Hydraulic /Water Resources Engineer
  • Materials and Testing Engineer
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Railway Design Engineer
  • Rail Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Transport Engineer

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • Abergeldie Contractors
  • Allied Mine Services
  • Arup
  • BHP Billiton
  • Bovis Lend Lease
  • Brookfield Multiplex
  • Cardno
  • Coffey Geotechnics
  • Davron Engineering Pty Ltd
  • HATCH Associates
  • John Holland Pty Ltd
  • Jones Nicholson Consulting Engineers
  • Kellogg Brown Root
  • Leighton Contractors
  • LSW Consulting Engineering
  • Northrop Consulting Engineers
  • NSW Roads and Maritime Service
  • Piling Contractors
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Shellharbour City Council
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • SOTO Group
  • Tracey Brunstrom and Hammond
  • Westlink Services
  • Wollongong City Council

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Civil Engineering graduates into their graduate programs

  • Arup
  • Aurecon
  • Caltex
  • CIMIC Group
  • Downer
  • Evolution Mining
  • Fulton Hogan
  • GHD
  • Glencore
  • Hilti
  • Holcim
  • Jacobs
  • John Holland
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Lendlease
  • Mars
  • Monadelphous
  • Multiplex
  • Norman Disney & Young
  • NSW Government
  • Rio Tinto
  • SMEC
  • Stockland
  • Sydney Water
  • Thales
  • Transport for NSW
  • Transurban Group
  • Winslow Constructors
  • Woodside

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

If you are interested furthering your studies in your field, UOW offers:

Course information

Discipline Overview

Computer engineers design computers and/or computer systems, hardware and software to control sensors, embedded devices and manufacturing or industrial plants. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but how they integrate into the larger picture. Computer engineers can choose to work in many areas such as networking, control and automation, multimedia, image processing, machine vision and intelligent systems. They work across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, medical, transport, telecommunication, government, mining and finance, any industry which requires personnel with expertise in the design and applications of computer hardware, especially the interfacing of computers with other machinery.

Specialisations

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Computer Architect
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Technician
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Corporate Engineering Support Technician
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Hardware Design Engineer
  • Hardware/Software Engineer
  • Help Desk Officer
  • Information Technology Professional
  • IT Graduate
  • Network Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Regional Manger
  • Signal Engineer
  • Signal Processing Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Internal Sales Engineer
  • Technical Officer
  • Test Analyst
  • Test Development Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Wireless Communications Network Engineer

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • ABB Australia Pty Ltd
  • AECOM
  • Agilent Technologies
  • AMP Control
  • Australian Broadcasting Association
  • Cae Australia
  • Cisco Systems Australia
  • Department of Education
  • Endeavour Energy
  • Ericsson
  • Excell Control Pty Ltd
  • Fiber Optics Design and Construction
  • Google Australia
  • Ivox Communications
  • LandJ Computers
  • Macquarie Group
  • Telecommunications & IT Research Centre

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Electrical Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • AECOM
  • Cisco
  • Department of Defence
  • Wipro
  • Allianz
  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • BP
  • KPMG
  • NAB
  • Softel Systems
  • NBN
  • Cisco
  • Accenture
  • Datacom
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Atlassian
  • Dimension Data

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

If you are interested furthering your studies in your field, UOW offers:

Course information

Discipline overview

Electrical Engineering focuses on electrical and electronic devices and systems, computer systems, telecommunications, control and electrical power engineering. Electrical engineers play a vital role in renewable energy generation, heavy industry and manufacturing installations, robotics and automation, mining and electrical power distribution.

Electrical engineers are highly sought after for their expertise in the development and application of sustainable electrical and electronic systems across a wide range of sectors.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Pragmatic, taking a systematic approach and the logical and practical steps necessary for often complex concepts to become reality
  • Working towards sustainable solutions to problems and have strategies for being creative, innovative and overcoming difficulties by employing their skills, knowledge and understanding in a flexible manner
  • Problem solving by applying numerical, computational, analytical and technical skills, and using appropriate tools
  • Risk, cost and value-conscious, and aware of ethical, social, cultural, environmental, health and safety, and wider professional responsibilities
  • Ability to understand the nature of business and enterprise in the creation of economic and social value
  • Operate within appropriate codes of conduct, when faced with an ethical issue
  • Professionalism, team work, effective communication and be able to exercise responsibility and sound management approaches.

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates up to four months out from graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Engineer
  • ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineer
  • Lot Engineer
  • ICT Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Data Analyst

The following list is of jobs held by UOW Alumni up to four years out from graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team. Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineer
  • Technical Sales and Support Engineer
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • ITS Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of UOW graduate employers up to four months out from graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • Shoalhaven Water (Shoalhaven City Council)
  • Telstra Corporation Ltd
  • Alstom
  • Mitsubishi Electric Australia
  • CIMIC/UGL Limited
  • Deloitte Australia
  • Enware
  • BlueScope
  • DXC Technology
  • BlueScope Steel
  • Rio Tinto
  • Sustainable Energy Design
  • Aurecon Group
  • Endeavour Energy
  • ActewAGL
  • Dynlelec
  • Molloy Electrical Contracting
  • Manildra Group

The following list of UOW graduate employers up to four years out from graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team.

  • Rio Tinto
  • BlueScope
  • Hatch
  • Optical Systems Design
  • BRAUMS
  • Target Solar
  • Blue Green Engineering
  • Great Southern Electrical
  • Ringway Control and Automation
  • Enviro Building Services
  • UEA Group
  • AECOM
  • Manildra Group
  • Enware Australia

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

  • IXOM
  • Norman Disney & Young
  • SYSTRA
  • Woodside
  • BlueScope
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Downer
  • Thiess

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Labour Market Information Portal – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines.

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

It is worth exploring the range of undergraduate degree options available below to see which degree best suits your career goals. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

The key priority for Environmental engineers is a concern for the environment and how it interacts with people and projects. Their work involves developing engineering solutions to environmental problems that impact our land, water and air quality, with an aim for sustainable development.

Environmental engineering embraces broad environmental concerns, including water quality and supply, groundwater protection and remediation, wastewater treatment, indoor and outdoor air pollution, solid and hazardous waste disposal, supply of safe drinking water, cleaning contaminated sites, preserving sensitive wetlands, and prevention of pollution through product and process design. Environmental engineers balance competing technical, social and legal issues concerning the use of environmental resources.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

 The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Environmental Officer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Graduate Environmental Coordinator
  • Environmental Adviser
  • Environmental Consultant 

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Environmental and Sustainability Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) Officer
  • Waste Management Consultant

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Jacobs
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Premise
  • Talis Consultants
  • Property NSW
  • Seymour Whyte
  • York
  • Westlake Punnett
  • Wilkinson Murray Pty Ltd
  • SMEC
  • GHD
  • CPP Wind Engineering Consultants
  • Lendlease
  • Todoroski Air Sciences 

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • South32
  • AECOM
  • Hutchinson Builders
  • SMEC
  • GHD
  • Cardno
  • Sydney Water
  • Jacobs
  • Harris Environmental Consulting
  • EP Risk Management
  • Zenviron
  • Talis Consultants
  • SLR Consulting
  • Wilkinson Murray Pty Ltd
  • NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Jacobs
  • AECOM Technology Corporation
  • SMEC
  • BP Australia
  • John Holland
  • GHD
  • Shell
  • Sydney Water
  • Alluvium
  • BHP Billiton
  • Accenture
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
  • Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Labour Market Information Portal – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection- Industry internships/vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Technology can only advance if someone creates the materials needed to turn ideas into reality. Materials engineers play a key role in reducing environmental impact through recycling, redesigning processes to reduce waste, and developing high performance materials for new energy technologies. Materials engineers apply knowledge of science and engineering to turn raw materials into finished products: everything from construction materials and consumer goods to advanced electronics and biomedical implants such as artificial muscles and bionic eyes. They understand how the structure and properties of materials can be controlled by composition and processing. They design and select materials and processing methods to suit a particular application.

There are countless opportunities in materials engineering, as the field supports every branch of engineering. Graduates work everywhere, from mining, materials processing, and manufacturing to aerospace and biotechnology. Many are researchers, creating new materials like superconductors and nanoparticles.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Materials Engineer
  • Production or Plant Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Industrial Engineer
  • System Controller
  • Process Engineer (Industrial)
  • Metallurgist

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Materials Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Fire Assessment Engineer
  • Production Planning manager
  • Process Engineer – Technical
  • Graduate Engineer (Metallurgy)
  • Project Engineer
  • Visualisation Architect
  • Consultant

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Thales Australia
  • BlueScope Steel
  • Vesuvius Australia
  • GHD
  • BlueScope
  • Liberty OneSteel

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • BlueScope
  • Thales
  • South32
  • CSR Limited
  • CSY Composites
  • Project Everest Ventures
  • Warringtonfire
  • ShlegelGiesse
  • Liberty OneSteel
  • Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd
  • Interlate
  • TBH

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • BlueScope
  • South32
  • AngloGold Ashanti Australia
  • Woodside Energy

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Labour Market Information Portal – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection- Industry internships/vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Mechanical engineers design, build, test and maintain all kinds of machines from robots to cars to space vehicles. They are continually designing, building and testing new forms of environmentally safe technologies such as solar energy, solar vehicles, and wave and wind energy. They are also involved in advanced manufacturing, materials handling, powder technology, automotive technology, and biomechanics.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Project Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Risk Engineer
  • Technical Director
  • Works Manager (Manufacturing)
  • Water and Wastewater Engineer
  • Engineer and Workshop Planner
  • Fire Services Engineer
  • Fire Safety Engineer
  • Asset Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Mechanical Engineering Officer (Army)
  • Project Officer
  • Spare Parts Interpreter
  • Product Design Engineer

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Site Mechanical Engineer
  • Design Draftsman
  • Project Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Principal Surveyor

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • BlueScope
  • Doppelmayr Australia Pty Ltd
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Australian Defence Force
  • Glencore Coal Assets Australia
  • Mainteck Services
  • Benmax
  • AUP
  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council
  • BlueScope Seel
  • Force Fire and Safety
  • UGL Limited: Engineering Services
  • Harch
  • Covaris
  • ACT Government
  • Kotzur Pty Ltd
  • Tornado Pumps and Sprayers
  • Strata Control Technology
  • Cove Engineering
  • Wood & Grieve Engineering
  • Downer
  • Symtech International
  • Snowy Hydro Ltd
  • K-Line Agriculture
  • Rise Above Custom Drone Solutions

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • BlueScope
  • Transport for NSW
  • Asset Technologies Pacific
  • Downer
  • Covaris
  • Thiess
  • Soto Consulting Engineers
  • ANTSO
  • DCL Engineering Group
  • iCombined360 Services Group Pty Ltd
  • PHD Engineering Pty Ltd
  • Stainform Pty Ltd
  • Cram Fluid Power Pty Ltd
  • Norma Disney & Young
  • Heiniger AG
  • Statewide Bearings

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • BHP
  • BlueScope
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Glencore
  • Downer
  • Covaris
  • Thiess

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Labour Market Information Portal – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection- Industry internships/vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Mechatronic engineering is the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer technologies. Industrial robots are a famous example of mechatronic engineering: computer-controlled mechanical arms capable of performing manual labour with greater strength, speed and efficiency than a human. The reality is computer control of systems is so commonplace in homes, business and industry that nearly everyone uses a mechatronic system every day, from washing machines to central air-conditioning, cameras and computer printers. A Mechatronic engineer's skill for combining and refining elements to improve the whole makes them valuable in fields such as digital electronics, manufacturing, information technology and robotics.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Technical Architect
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • ICT Project Manager
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Automation and Control Engineer
  • Installed Base Engineer

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Mechatronic Design Engineer
  • Robotics and Additive Fabrication Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Graduate Controls Engineer
  • Research and Developmental Engineer
  • Enterprise Services Graduate

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Accenture
  • Department of Defence
  • IPRI
  • UGL Limited: Engineering Services
  • Joyce Foam Products
  • Gravitas Technologies
  • LST Group
  • University of Wollongong
  • GPI Australia
  • Regional EnviroScience Pty Ltd
  • Applidyne
  • Jacobs
  • Downer
  • ABB Australia

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Department of Defence
  • BlueScope
  • UGL
  • Transport for NSW
  • Mexx Engineering Pty Ltd
  • Alerton
  • Intelligent Polymer Research Institute
  • KOENIGS Isolators Enclosures
  • Telemattica
  • Teralba Industries
  • Globetech Pty Ltd
  • Manildra Group
  • AusDiagonistics
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • TasNetworks

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Department of Defence
  • Accenture
  • Downer
  • John Holland
  • BAE Systems
  • ExxonMobil

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Labour Market Information Portal – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection- Industry internships/vacation programs

The Forage- Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Mining engineers apply science, geoscience, engineering and technology to the efficient exploration and extraction of minerals from the earth, turning raw materials into valuable products. Minerals are a major component of all manufacturing and construction, and the demand for precious metals and minerals will continue into the future. The other important area for Mining engineers is mining safety, where their knowledge of mine design and practices ensures the safety of workers, efficient extraction, and remediation at the end of a mine's life.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of general key skills that can be acquired from this discipline.

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Mining Engineer
  • Fitter-Machinist
  • Underground Mining Service Crew
  • Dust Controller

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Graduate Drill and Blast Engineer
  • Graduate Mining Engineer
  • Mine Planning Engineer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • South32
  • Orica
  • Rio Tinto
  • Swanson Industries
  • Downer EDI Limited
  • Glencore
  • Yancoal
  • Whitehaven
  • BHP
  • Anglo American
  • Workpac
  • MinePlan Pty Ltd

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Thiess
  • Centennial Coal
  • BHP
  • Glencore Copper
  • Glencore Coal
  • Peabody Energy
  • South32
  • Anglo American
  • Whitehaven Coal
  • Bengalla Mining Company Pty Ltd
  • Rio Tinto
  • PYBAR Mining Services
  • NSW Roads and Maritime Services
  • Mandalay Resources Corporation
  • CSA Mine Glencore Xstrata

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Yancoal
  • Orica
  • Glencore
  • Centennial Coal
  • South32
  • Thiess
  • Rio Tinto
  • BHP
  • Evolution Mining

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Labour Market Information Portal – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection - Industry internships/vacation programs

The Forage - Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Telecommunications engineering deals with large-scale data networks, such as the internet and other devices and systems that represent, store and transmit analog and digital information. This includes data transmission, equipment, customer access technology, analog and digital radio and television systems, satellite communications, global navigation, mobile communications and remote sensing/telemetry systems.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of general key skills that can be acquired from this discipline.

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Service Desk Coordinator
  • Technical Officer
  • Telecommunications Field Engineer
  • Assistant Product Manager
  • Lecturer
  • ICT Trainer
  • IT Support
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • L2 Support Analyst
  • Phone Repair Technician

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • ML Data Associate
  • Network Engineer
  • Customer Service Engineer
  • Network Deployment Architect
  • HFC Engineer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of employers of UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • VOIP Pty Ltd
  • PCCW Solutions
  • Koinonia Enterprises
  • Lycamobile
  • Technical & Vocational Training Corporation
  • Pybar Mining Services
  • Engagis Pty. Ltd.

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Amazon
  • Efiniti Telecommunications Services Pty Ltd
  • Globecast Australia
  • Arris
  • VExpress
  • SpeedCast

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Nova Systems ANZ
  • Meltwater Australia
  • FDM Group
  • Hachiko
  • Honeywell
  • Mainfreight
  • mthree
  • Macquarie Telecom Group
  • The Data School AU
  • Vivienne Court Trading
  • Kanyana Engineering AU
  • Citadel Securities

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Labour Market Information Portal – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Some career paths require postgraduate study. The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report identified that 18.9% of undergraduates Australia wide were engaged in postgraduate study four months after graduation.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

UOW Work experience subjects – Formal work integrated learning subjects available at UOW across all disciplines

GradConnection - Industry internships/vacation programs

The Forage - Virtual industry internships

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

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