Other Engineering Professionals includes occupations such as Aeronautical Engineers, Agricultural Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Environmental Engineers and Naval Architects.

    A bachelor degree in a related field is needed to work as an Other Engineering Professional. Some Other Engineering Professionals complete postgraduate studies.

    Tasks

    • performs and supervises engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight
    • performs and supervises engineering work related to the use and development of agricultural land, buildings, machines and equipment
    • applies knowledge and methodology of physics, engineering, mathematics, computing, physical chemistry and materials science to problems in biology and the treatment and prevention of human disease
    • analyses and modifies new and existing engineering technologies and applies them in the testing and implementation of engineering projects
    • assesses the impact on air, water, soil and noise levels in the vicinity of engineering projects, plans and designs equipment and processes for the treatment and safe disposal of waste material, and assesses what may cause problems for the environment in the long-term. Registration or licensing is required
    • designs and oversees the construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures

    All Other Engineering Professionals

    • $2,155 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment
    • 14,200 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 37 years Average age
    • 15% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Engineering Professionals (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
    from 14,200 in 2018 to 16,600 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 8,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 1,600 a year).

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2018.
    • Location: Other Engineering Professionals work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Manufacturing; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $2,155 per week (very high compared to the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (89%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 37 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 15% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    200810100
    20099000
    20107000
    20117700
    20129300
    20139400
    20147000
    20156300
    20166900
    201713300
    201814200
    202316600

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

    Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
    EarningsOther Engineering ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
    Full-Time Earnings21551460

    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services35.2
    Manufacturing20.9
    Public Administration and Safety14.3
    Health Care and Social Assistance6.0
    Other Industries23.6

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Engineering ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
    NSW31.731.6
    VIC30.625.6
    QLD17.020.0
    SA7.27.0
    WA9.210.8
    TAS1.12.0
    NT0.31.0
    ACT2.91.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Engineering ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.1-5.05.0
    20-246.9-9.39.3
    25-3435.3-22.922.9
    35-4428.0-22.022.0
    45-5415.9-21.621.6
    55-596.3-9.09.0
    60-643.9-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.6-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Engineering ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate28.2-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree53.1-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma8.0-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV6.3-21.121.1
    Year 123.8-18.118.1
    Year 110.2-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below0.4-12.512.5

    A bachelor degree in a related field is needed to work as an Other Engineering Professional. Some Other Engineering Professionals complete postgraduate studies.

    Registration may be compulsory in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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    Employers look for Other Engineering Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Engineering and technology

      85% Skill level

      Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    2. Mathematics

      77% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    3. Technical design

      76% Skill level

      Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    4. Chemistry

      75% Skill level

      Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

    5. Physics

      71% Skill level

      The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic mail

      100% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    2. Telephone

      98% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    3. Face-to-face discussions

      96% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    4. Teamwork

      91% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

    5. Contact with people

      87% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-2081.00 - Environmental Engineers.

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