3 years ago

Hi,

My name is Neville, I just finished my under graduate in Production Engineering and am hoping to do a Master's program in engineering to follow it up. I got admission into University of Melbourne (Mechanical Engineering), University of Sydney (Mechanical Engineering) and University of New South Wales (Manufacturing Engineering and Management) I hope to have an option of working in Australia once I am done studying and wanted to confirm the visa process.

I have an IELTS score of 8 overall (8.5 in listening, 9 in reading, 7.5 in speaking and writing) Im guessing this gives me 10 points for the PR visa. I will be 24 when I graduate which gives me a further 25 points. I will have done 2 years of study in an Australian institute which would give me a further 5 points. Since I already have a Bachelors degree in Engineering from India I get a further 15 points. That gives me a total of 55 points while I require a total of 65 for a PR visa.

My question is, do Australian companies recruit competent international engineers if they do not possess the required number of points for PR? (that is, do they sponsor students who come out of the 3 institutes that I mentioned above) If I dont have enough points, do I get a visa that bridges the gap between a student visa and PR visa? What can I do to increase the number of points I have? What exactly is a Professional Year? Will it count towards work experience in Australia?

Also wanted to know if Mechanical engineering has better scope in Australia over manufacturing. I have more of an interest in manufacturing but I also enjoy quite a few subjects in Mechanical engineering since I have encountered both in my under grad. Just wanted to know the status of Mechanical/ Industrial engineers in Australia.

Sorry for so many questions :) but I would really appreciate the help.

Neville

3 years ago

Quoting Neville Dastoor (Posted on: 28 October 2011 07:44AM)

Hi,

My name is Neville, I just finished my under graduate in Production Engineering and am hoping to do a Master's program in engineering to follow it up. I got admission into University of Melbourne (Mechanical Engineering), University of Sydney (Mechanical Engineering) and University of New South Wales (Manufacturing Engineering and Management) I hope to have an option of working in Australia once I am done studying and wanted to confirm the visa process.

I have an IELTS score of 8 overall (8.5 in listening, 9 in reading, 7.5 in speaking and writing) Im guessing this gives me 10 points for the PR visa. I will be 24 when I graduate which gives me a further 25 points. I will have done 2 years of study in an Australian institute which would give me a further 5 points. Since I already have a Bachelors degree in Engineering from India I get a further 15 points. That gives me a total of 55 points while I require a total of 65 for a PR visa.

My question is, do Australian companies recruit competent international engineers if they do not possess the required number of points for PR? (that is, do they sponsor students who come out of the 3 institutes that I mentioned above) If I dont have enough points, do I get a visa that bridges the gap between a student visa and PR visa? What can I do to increase the number of points I have? What exactly is a Professional Year? Will it count towards work experience in Australia?

Also wanted to know if Mechanical engineering has better scope in Australia over manufacturing. I have more of an interest in manufacturing but I also enjoy quite a few subjects in Mechanical engineering since I have encountered both in my under grad. Just wanted to know the status of Mechanical/ Industrial engineers in Australia.

Sorry for so many questions :) but I would really appreciate the help.

Neville

Hi Neville

It would be best to speak directly to the Department of Immigration in regards to your PR points as they can give you the exact information directly from the source. 

In regards to employment with Australian companies, the citizenship/visa requirements vary from company to company so you would need to check with each as to their requirements - you can check out requirements for some top engineering employers here. In regards to Mechanical vs Manufacturing, I just ran a quick google search for you and found Engineers Australia site, which might be able to give you more of an in depth insight to Engineering in Australia.

I hope this helps!

Belinda

3 years ago

Hi Belinda,

Thanks so much for the help :) Will check the websites thoroughly for the info!!

Neville

3 years ago

Hi Gradconnection  

I had posted my question last week and still waiting for the response . 

My query was that I am currently holding spouse visa and I have completed MBA from India in August 2011 and I have no work experience  . Am I eligible for applying to jobs here ?? or do I necessarily need to have an Australian degree to apply for jobs here .

waiting for the reply and thanks in advance 

Nazish

3 years ago

Quoting Nazish Arif (Posted on: 29 October 2011 09:09AM)

Hi Gradconnection  

I had posted my question last week and still waiting for the response . 

My query was that I am currently holding spouse visa and I have completed MBA from India in August 2011 and I have no work experience  . Am I eligible for applying to jobs here ?? or do I necessarily need to have an Australian degree to apply for jobs here .

waiting for the reply and thanks in advance 

Nazish

Hi Nazish

Sorry we missed you! You would need to check with the Australian Department of Immigration about your working rights. Once you know these, and if you are able to work, you might be able to apply to our Graduate Programs, however most Australian employers require prospective employees to have citizenship or permanent resident. There are companies specialising in helping international students to get experience in Australia and at times give points toward permanent residency, which I definitely recommend having a look at as well.

I hope this helps, and good luck!

Belinda

3 years ago

Hi Belinda 

Thanks a lot for the information .. 

Is there any website where these companies are listed ?? n moreover should I apply for internships instead or should  I join some university course  ?? I am so confused right now 

waiting for the reply ...  thanks

3 years ago

Quoting Nazish Arif (Posted on: 31 October 2011 11:08AM)

Hi Belinda 

Thanks a lot for the information .. 

Is there any website where these companies are listed ?? n moreover should I apply for internships instead or should  I join some university course  ?? I am so confused right now 

waiting for the reply ...  thanks

Hi Nazish, 

You're welcome. If you go to our site for graduate jobs you can change your visa status to see the companies who help International Students. There is no list on Google of each individual company who hire International Students. Unless you are in your penultimate year (second last year of your degree) then you will not meet the requirements of the employers who are looking for interns. 

Good luck!

Belinda

2 years, 10 months ago

hi,

I am Garry Sehgal, I did my bachelor degree in mechanical stream with 68 % from India in 2007 and have two years work experience in this field from India. Now i have Permannent Residence of australia and i am thinking for doing master degree of engineering in Australia. Can you give me any suggestion which is better for me. i am confuse that i should do master degree of engineering and in which field or should do anything else , what will be my scope after doing master degree.

where i can get admissions in Melbourne and what should i need for getting admission.

2 years, 10 months ago

Hi Garry, 

Your question is a little outside the scope of this website. I do not know enough about university admissions to give you advice on what university or what type of degree you should be doing given your current experience level. If your goal is to stay in Australia it is probably best for you to talk to a migration agent about the best education option for you.

Mike

2 years, 9 months ago

Hey SD, first off I dont think you should be doing further study just so you are eligible to apply for graduate programs. PR is a lot of hassle for international students that become graduates in Australia and unfortunately the rules in this country make it very difficult for good students to enter the work force here. I think my best advice is to hold out for your PR and then apply for entry level mechanical engineering jobs, outside of a graduate program. They do exist, many of them might only appear on the careers sections of a companies website and never make it to the main job boards.

If you want to get into mining then I would first examine the large mining organisations and see if they require your existing skills set. There is a definite demand for talent now because of the mining boom, especially in remote areas.

If you are looking to change your discipline of study to mining then going back to university is probably the correct path for you but I would strongly advise you don't do this just to qualify for a graduate program. Each employer is different with their eligibility criteria in regards to qualifications that are below a bachelors degree. You will qualify for some and not for others, but you will be up against graduates who have completed fresh bachelors degrees so I suspect in a lot of applications you will be at a disadvantage.

Hope that helps,

Mike

1 year, 1 month ago

Hi Friends,

I have migrated to Australia 4 months ago. I am a Mechanical Engineer and currently looking for jobs in Design and Quality Assurance. I have an overall 4 years of experience.I have moved to Melbourne and getting rejected with all the companies with any proper reason. These guys are sending the same standardised format of rejecting. I call them to follow up and this is their response " You don't have local experience". Is there any other way getting local experience like working as a volunteer or an internship . I am also applying for Graduate jobs. Currently the scenario for Mechanical and Manufacturing Industries are totally flat. Moreover, I am ready to relocate because I am a Bachelor. I am flexible with the salary and available anytime. Can you please give me some contact reference anywhere in Australia and it would be very helpful for me. Please do reply. My email id is [email protected] I am interested to increase my network. Please suggest if any conference, meeting or any skills expo occurs. I am also interested to work in Production, Maintenance and Service, Supply Chain Management, Sales, Logistics.

Regards

Sid

1 year, 1 month ago

Hello Sid

I can assist you with guidance on how to create your own internship / work experience.

I have sent an email, containing specific details on what I can assist you with, to the gmail address you have provided.

Best wishes

Katrina

5 months, 4 weeks ago

Nice comments.