Best Engineering Colleges in Australia: Courses, Fees & Eligibility

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Anurag Pal Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jul 5, 2022 11:10 IST

Australia is one of the top three places for international students to go for higher education. Australian universities provide quality education and have well-equipped laboratories and research facilities. A bachelor’s degree in engineering from an Australian university gives a boost to your career and the degree is recognized worldwide.

According to the QS world university ranking 2022, there are four universities among the top fifty universities in engineering and technology, subject-wise ranking. A degree from an Australian university will provide you with the opportunity to work with big companies and earn an extremely attractive salary package.

Highlights for Engineering in Australia



Total number of Engineering colleges in Australia

Approximately 45+ colleges

Engineering costs in Australia

Tuition fees: A$44,000 – A$50,000 (approximately)

Living expenses: A$20,000 – A$27,000

Top specializations

Software Engineering, Civil engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,

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Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Australia

The rankings given below are the subject ranking for engineering and technology by QS and Times Higher Education (THE) world university ranking, 2022.


QS Ranking 2022

THE Ranking 2022

University of New South Wales

Sydney, Australia



University of Melbourne

Parkville, Australia



Monash University

Melbourne, Australia



University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia



Australian National University

Canberra, Australia



University of Queensland

Brisbane City, Australia



University of Technology Sydney

Haymarket, Australia



University of Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia



RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia



University of Western Australia

Perth, Australia



Popular Engineering Specialization for Australia

Australian universities offer many specializations in the B.E/B. Tech courses. Some of the popular engineering specializations among students in Australia are as follows:

  • Bio-nanotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering

Engineering Cost/Fee in Australia

Tuition fees and living expenses are the major cost of studying abroad. This information is very important while planning to study abroad.

  • The average tuition fee for a bachelor’s degree in engineering in Australia is A$ 47,000.
  • Average Living expenses in Australia are A$22,000

Student Visa Cost

Students are required to have a student visa (subclass 500) and the base application charge for this visa is A$630. This visa allows students to work part-time in Australia.

Engineering Requirements for Australia

The requirements for admission depend upon the specialization you choose. Admission requirements may differ, but some common and overall requirements to study engineering in Australia are as follows:

  • Proof of English proficiency tests like IELTS or TOEFL
  • Application form
  • 12th class academic transcripts

Work Permit post Engineering in Australia

The Australian government issues a Temporary Graduate visa (Subclass 485) for international students who have graduated recently and have skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations Australia needs.

Under the Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) Australian government allows to live, study and work in Australia temporarily. This visa allows you to stay between 2 and 4 years. You are allowed to bring family with you and the cost of this visa is A$1,680. The processing time for the visa (Subclass 485) is between 10 – 14 months.

Engineering Scholarships for Australia

There are several scholarships available for bachelor’s programs to international students like Rotary Peach Fellowship, Australian Government Research Training Program, Australia Awards Scholarship, etc.

Other than these scholarships, Australian Universities offer a range of scholarships to international students. These scholarships have different criteria depending on the universities you apply to.

Engineering Jobs and Salaries for Australia  (ROI)

The median salary for an entry-level job for a graduate in engineering is approximately A$ 75,000 annually. Australian GDP is expected to grow by 4% in 2022 according to IMF and with a total GDP of 1.36 trillion dollars, the job opportunities for fresh graduates are immense.

Engineering Courses

First Year Tuition Fee

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

USYD, Sydney


Bachelor of Engineering (Adv Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours)

RMIT University, Melbourne


BTech Computer Systems and Networking

Curtin University - Australia, Perth


Bachelor of Information Technology

Monash University, Melbourne


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace)

The University of Adelaide


FAQs for Study Engineering in Australia

Q. What is the Average Tuition Fee for B.E/B. Tech at the Australian Universities?

A. The average tuition fee for B.E/B. Tech at the Australian universities is A$47,000.

Q. What is the overall requirements for IELTS/TOEFL for Australian universities?

A. Requirements for IELTS/TOEFL depends upon the university you choose. The overall score required for IELTS is 6.5 and for TOEFL it is 85.

Q. How good Australia is for engineering?

A. According to QS world university ranking 2022, there are four universities in top fifty universities in engineering and technology.

Q. How much does engineering graduates from Australia earn?

A. The average salary for engineering graduates working in Australia is A$100,000 per year.

Q. Which engineering courses are in high demand in Australia?

A. Some of the most popular engineering courses in Australia are, Chemical engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Biomedical engineering etc.

Q. Are international students allowed to work in Australia?

A. Yes, the international students are allowed to work part-time. They are not allowed to work for more than 20 hours in a week.