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Engineering and Mathematics

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Studying Engineering and Mathematics in Perth

Do you have strong problem-solving skills or a keen interest in how things work?

When you study Engineering and Mathematics, you’ll be part of a creative and exciting discipline that spans traditional boundaries. 

Engineering and Mathematics courses provide a broad understanding and essential skills, whether you study a general qualification or a specialty course.  

As part of this field, you’ll have the opportunity to study the design, manufacture, installation, maintenance and functioning of machines, products, systems and structures. You’ll also learn about the composition and processing of metals, ceramics and other materials.

The mix of theory and technical skills will make you extremely employable as a graduate.

Did you know that more than 80% of engineering graduates find employment within six months of graduating?

Student stories

Listen to what students from all over the world love most about living and studying in Perth.

"Perth has given me safety, opportunity, and a sense of belonging."
"Perth is a city of engineers, especially because of its big mining industry."
"I chose Perth because it is close to my home country, Malaysia."

Theoretical Content

The primary goal of this field of education is to help students develop a strong understanding of how materials and energy are converted, and how objects are measured and represented. It also focuses on the operation of plants, machinery, and transport systems.

In engineering, there are five main areas: chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, and structural. However, as technology advances, a wide range of sub-interest areas has developed that include biomedical, software and textile engineering. 

The theoretical content includes:

  • Aeronautics

  • Engineering and manufacturing technology

  • Food technology

  • Land information technology and remote sensing

  • Materials science

  • Principles of design and drafting, planning and commissioning

  • Plant and machine maintenance

Fields of work

Regardless of the course you choose, you will gain industry knowledge and advanced technical skills and improve your problem-solving abilities. If you are interested in finding solutions with technical thinking and inventing or improving systems, processes, and objects, it would be a great field to study and work in. 

This study area comprises the following fields of work:

  • Manufacturing Engineering and Technology

  • Process and Resources Engineering

  • Automotive Engineering and Technology

  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology

  • Civil Engineering

  • Geomatic Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology

  • Aerospace Engineering and Technology

  • Maritime Engineering and Technology

  • Other Engineering and Related Technologies

Potential careers

When you study Engineering and Mathematics, it opens the doors to a diverse range of exciting careers.

From designing the next-generation Formula One cars to working at the cutting edge of robotics, there is no limit to what you can do in this creative and exciting discipline.

Graduates can pursue a range of careers in various industries, such as:

  1. Aerospace engineering

  2. Civil engineering

  3. Mechanical engineering

  4. Electrical engineering

  5. Chemical engineering

  6. Computer engineering

  7. Financial analysis

  8. Data analysis

  9. Software development

  10. Robotics

  11. Research and development (R&D) in various fields.

With your specialised skills and knowledge, you will be able to work in any part of a product, structure, or system's life cycle - in design, development, testing, quality control, maintenance, and repair, or even in training as a:

  • Mechanical or Civil Engineer 

  • Quantity Surveyor

  • Computer Network Professional 

  • Software Engineer 

  • Avionics Systems Specialist

  • Transport, Test or Comms Engineer

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