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Old 01-01-2012, 02:53 PM
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Canberra is Australia's administrative capital........ not business......

More useful is looking up prospects for electrical engineers in Australia via Electrical Engineers - Job Outlook

University is not so important, more about what you and prospective employers wants. cheers

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Electrical engineers can do some jobs for government and their prospects are quite good comparing to other engineering jobs. I understand you want to work full time and study part time - I suppose this is a good choice as long as your visa is unrestricted. Again, you will come to Australia without local experience though and you might face problems with job seeking in the beginning.


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Most electricity grids are privatized or about to be sold. So not that much of government anymore. As for the jobs I think there are still plenty of jobs for electrical engineers and the pay is quite good. One of my mates works for city rail as a graduate and allegedly is paid $78K for the first year (inclusive of super).

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Dexter, Connaust n Boboa,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Well lets see what happens and I hope of getting 175 granted soon ...........
I am trying to explore and analyze multiple options and be ready for anything which may come my way, you know what I mean right? However, you need to plan optimistically so you don't demoralize yourself.
I really appreciate your continuous feedback as it clarifies a lot of questions in my mind.
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In general, the top 2 MBA schools in Australia (in no particular order) are MBS (University of Melbourne) and AGSM (University of New South Wales). Both of these offer a very corporate MBA, which is where most consulting and banking recruit from.

If you have no interest in such a corporate career after your MBA, then you might want to look into other schools, depending on the area of specialization.


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Icekin,

Thanks for sharing. I think this is something I was looking for. Good info.
Anything you may know about Engineering?

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Icekin,

Thanks for sharing. I think this is something I was looking for. Good info.
Anything you may know about Engineering?

Cheers!
I did my own engineering degree in electronics a few years ago from Swinburne, and this is purely my perspective.

In general, the 'sandstone' universities have the highest brand value in Australia. This does not necessarily mean they offer the best teaching, but the brand does help when it comes to networking with alumni and such. Naturally, the brand means that you pay more for a 'sandstone' university education.

If you are looking for value for money, then the Technology universities are probably the best bet (e.g. UTS, Swinburne, RMIT, QUT etc.) These universities have good reputations in specific areas of engineering, sometimes even better than the sandstone unis.

Other factors to consider are things like location and the careers program etc. I know that Swinburne had strong ties with employers due to their industry based learning program (i.e. internship/co-op) and RMIT has something similar called the sandwich year.

One suggestion would be to ask someone from Engineers Australia about this. They are the official body that provides accreditation for all the engineering academic programs and they would be able to guide you on which universities you should select.

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very useful thread. thanks for your perspectives everyone.

Im getting a feeling from this thread that hi-tech electronics industry (embedded systems, chip design etc) in Australia is not as well developed as it is in Europe / Silicon Valley. Do correct me if Im wrong?

Melbourne University and Swinburne seem to be very good, ibanez. But I do not know about the job opportunities there. Probably Sydney is your best bet.


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very useful thread. thanks for your perspectives everyone.

Im getting a feeling from this thread that hi-tech electronics industry (embedded systems, chip design etc) in Australia is not as well developed as it is in Europe / Silicon Valley. Do correct me if Im wrong?

Melbourne University and Swinburne seem to be very good, ibanez. But I do not know about the job opportunities there. Probably Sydney is your best bet.
Due to a smaller population, Australia certainly has a smaller total number of jobs in electronics. Several American and European companies have offices based here, and they also do research here, if you are looking to get into development. If working in the cutting edge of electronics is your goal, then by all means, go to the silicon valley.

However, you need to factor in the difficulty of getting a job in the US, with stiff competition from American engineers. There is competition here too, but you can always choose to work in a more remote area where the competition will be much lesser. I am not sure that option exists in the US.


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icekin, appreciate your response. Competition is indeed everywhere and it is good to know that there are companies around. Just that i do not see a very optimistic picture on seek.com.au. Swinburne university has a nice link of different electronics companies in oz. i can put it up if people want.


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