Here’s a list of all engineering jobs we could possibly think of. And no, this list doesn’t just stop at ‘engineer’. There’s hundreds of careers that engineering students can aspire to, and we probably haven’t even listed all of them yet.
You can use these job titles as keyword searches on employment websites, or simply to get a better idea of the jobs that engineering degrees could prepare you for.
You might notice a lot of overlap. That’s because you’re not limited to the careers listed under each engineering discipline. Every engineering degree teaches you essential elements of engineering that come in handy for just about any engineering job.
If you’re unsure about which career you’d like to pursue, you can study a more general engineering degree and choose your specialisation after you’ve experienced more specific majors (or minors).
Aerospace engineering and aeronautical engineering
If it flies, travels or sails, chances are there’s an aerospace engineer or aeronautical engineer behind it. This list will give you an idea of all engineering jobs you could possibly land after studying aerospace or aeronautics.
Here’s every aerospace engineering and aeronautical engineering job we can think of
Aircraft maintenance engineer
Automation and controls engineer
Aviation safety facilitator
Engineering laboratory technician
Field maintenance technician
Flight test specialist
Chemical engineers are experts in the intersection of chemistry, maths and physics. Using that stellar know-how, they can work in everything from energy, to food production, medicine or industrial chemicals. Take a look below to see all engineering jobs that fall under chemical engineering.
Here’s every chemical engineering job we can think of
Chemical plant operator
Minerals processing engineer
Product development scientist
Quality and compliance manager
Water treatment specialist
Not to be mistaken with the humble tradie, civil engineers are everything from surveyors, to architects, planners, designers and implementers. Everything that’s built in the public (or sometimes privately-owned) domain is the responsibility of a civil engineer.
Here’s every civil engineering job we can think of
If it’s got a power source, it’s a task for the electrical engineer. Think: computers, telephone lines, power and energy, lighting, radars and navigation systems. A certified electrical engineer can aspire to become anything, from a cybersecurity specialist to robotics engineer!
Here’s every electrical engineering job we can think of
Control and instrumentation engineer
Electrical power systems engineer
Mechanical engineers have the most similarities to an electrical engineer and a civil engineer, so often a degree in any of these disciplines will get your foot in the door to these careers. Specialise in mechanical engineering if you like to design, build or maintain machines – it’s a mechanical engineer’s bread and butter!
Here’s every mechanical engineering job we can think of
Mechanical piping engineer
Minerals processing engineer
Renewable energy specialist
Author: Eliza Brockwell
Eliza is the Digital Producer for Careers with STEM. Eliza is passionate about creating content that encourages diversity of representation in STEM.