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Engineering Technologist

Engineering Technologists analyse and modify new and existing engineering technologies and apply them in the testing and implementation of engineering projects.

Overview

Engineering Technologists analyse and modify new and existing engineering technologies and apply them in the testing and implementation of engineering projects.

Day-to-day

  • analyses existing technology
  • makes recommendations on how to improve existing technologies
  • runs technology through testing procedures and notes findings
  • prepares drawings of new technologies.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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To become an Engineering Technologist

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in a relevant engineering discipline to work as an Engineering Technologist. In some states, training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET).

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

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