Positions in IT and Engineering are one of Australia’s most in-demand and highest paying! Come and have a look at these popular study options!

Positions in IT and Engineering are one of Australia’s most in-demand and highest paying! Explore more popular study options with AMET Education!


Information Technology

Do you want to gain a competitive edge and develop a range of skills? Don’t miss out on this dynamic and developing industry-Information Technology (IT). This subject is closely related to our daily life, IT skills are in demand everywhere. In Australia, Information Technology is on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and it has always been a great study option for international students.


What is Information Technology?


IT (Information Technology) is a term of utilising various technologies to manage and process information. It mainly involves analysis, development, planning, design and operating of information systems and applications. The IT field includes Cybersecurity, Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Science, Software Engineering, Analytics and Information Management, etc. It’s also called Information and Communications Technology (ICT).


Career prospects of IT

In Australia, Information Technology is a growing industry. For instance, positions in ICT Business and Systems Analyst grew strongly over 5 years (from 33,900 in 2014 to 43,700 in 2019). In 2024, it is predicted to increase to 48,000 people who work for this industry. Moreover, 90% of employees work full-time, much higher than the average of 66%. If you are a full-time worker, you could earn around $2,274 per week, which is above the average employment salary of $1,460.


Skills Assessment for Information Technology

First of all, you need to complete a relevant degree in Information Technology which is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). After passing the ACS Skills Assessment and matching other terms, you could apply for migration to Australia.


Engineering includes a variety of fields and skills. Engineers could be considered as scientists, inventors, designers, builders and great thinkers. Their job duty is to amplify society and human capability, which create a safer and easier environment.


Engineering skills include:

  • Scientific method
    • Social, cultural and economic awareness
    • Mathematics
    • Biology, Chemistry, Physics and other areas of science
    • Creativity
    • Teamwork


Career prospects of Engineering

Engineering in Australia is an In-demand and high-paying job. According to Job Outlook, the average wage of Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers earn around $2,414 per week, which is much higher than the average employment salary of $1,460. The most important point is, the future growth of Engineers will remain stable!

Skills Assessment for Engineering

After completing the courses accredited by Engineers Australia (EA), the next step is to pass the Skills Assessment, the following occupations are recognised by EA:

  • Professional Engineer
    • Engineering Technologist
    • Engineering Associate
    • Engineering Manager

Once you pass the Skill Assessment and reach the relevant terms, you are eligible to apply for migrating to Australia.

If you would like to know more information about potential migration pathways,  please visit AMET’s official website. You may have some general ideas such as how to meet the requirement of the skills assessment and how to choose a suitable course in accordance with your demands. Please follow the instructions below:


Next, let’s look at some IT & Engineering study options together.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer and Software Systems)

CRICOS: 084921G

Duration : 4 years

Intakes: February, July

English requirements: IELTS – A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

Course overview : This course combines the concepts of Computer Science with the accurate and problem-solving skills of Engineering to generate software programs. The graduates with an globally recognised qualification.

Swinburne University of Technology

Bachelor of Computer Science

CRICOS: 088400A

Duration : 3 years

Intakes: February, August

Course overview: The Bachelor of Computer Science includes utilize of the state-of-art technology and tools, which focus on software development. This degree is accredited with the Australian Computer Society at the professional level.


The University of New South Wales (UNSW)


Master of Engineering

CRICOS: 067604G

Duration : 2 years

Intakes: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Course overview : Through this Master degree, the students could equip with valuable knowledge and deeper project experience. You could gain technical confidence via selected research terms. Eight specialisations could be chosen from this degree: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Renewable Energy and Telecommunications.


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