Skilled Migration Assessment
There are four main occupational categories within the engineering practice in Australia that you an apply for:
Professional Engineers are required to take responsibility for engineering projects and programs in the most far-reaching sense. This includes the reliable functioning of all materials, components, sub-systems and technologies used; their integration to form a complete, sustainable and self-consistent system; and all interactions between the technical system and the context within which it functions. The required academic qualification is an Australian 4 year bachelor degree in engineering at a University following 12 years of schooling or equivalent.
The Professional Engineer:
Focuses on overall systems.
Pursues engineering opportunities in a holistic way, taking environmental, community & social issues into account
Applies systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
Applies systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
Applies established engineering methods to complex engineering problems
Applies leadership & management skills
The required academic qualification is an Australian 3 year bachelor of technology degree in engineering following 12 years of schooling or equivalent. Engineering Technologists normally operate within broadly-defined technical environments, and undertake a wide range of functions and responsibilities. They are often specialists in the theory and practice of a particular branch of engineering technology or engineering-related technology (the technology domain), and specifically in its application.
The Engineer Technologist:
Focuses on interactions within the system
Applies established engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources within the technology domain
Advances engineering technology
The required academic qualification is an Australian 2 year Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in engineering following 12 years of schooling or equivalent. Examples of their roles may include feasibility investigation, scoping, establishing criteria/performance measures, assessing and reporting technical and procedural options; design and development; component, resources and materials sourcing and procurement; construction, prototyping, manufacture, testing, installation, commissioning, service provision and de-commissioning; tools, plant, equipment and facilities acquisition, management, maintenance, calibration and upgrades; operations management; procedures documentation; presentation and reporting; maintenance systems design and management; project and facility management; quality assurance, costing and budget management; document control and quality assurance.
The Engineering Associate:
Focuses on specific elements of the system
Operates within codes and applies established practices and procedures
Provides technical support to construction managers and engineering professionals in research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of machines and equipment, facilities, distribution systems and installations
Assists in resource estimation and site inspection
Prepares, interprets, inspects and revises drawings, plans, diagrams, designs, maps and charts
The required academic qualification is generally a bachelor degree or higher in engineering or in an engineering related field following 12 years of schooling or equivalent. Engineering Manager is a high level executive position involving the formulation of engineering strategies, policies and plans and the direction, administration and review of engineering operations for an organization.
The Engineering Manager:
Formulates engineering strategies, policies and plans and their direction
Administrates and reviews engineering operations for an organisation.
Applicants should note that this occupation is not an engineering occupation, but rather belongs to the Managers ANZSCO group. Consequently, a positive outcome will not allow automatic membership with Engineers Australia.