How to build engineering skills for today’s hiring landscape

Cheap, off-shore design centres are a low-cost and time-effective option for many businesses. While this has taken some design work away from the Australian market, Aussie engineers don’t need to panic just yet. There are still plentiful positions for skilled engineers with strong design skills, they just have to bring other things to the table in order to compete with their overseas rivals. Continue reading

Tips to help engineers communicate like leaders

You may have the technical skills under your belt, but that doesn’t mean you’re ready to step into a leadership position just yet. To be a good leader – meaning the kind of leader your team wants to listen to and be led by – you’ll need to develop strong communication skills.

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Why you need a Master of Engineering Management

If you’ve ever wondered how a Master of Engineering Management (MEM) differs from a Master of Engineering, you’re not alone. The main difference lies in the skills an MEM can provide. While an engineering degree will develop the skills necessary to become a high-performing engineer, you may find yourself thrown into the deep end when it comes to managing a team and keeping projects on budget.

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Entering into engineering management

Engineering management is a much broader field than you might think. According to research, founders and CEOs are more likely to have a postgraduate engineering degree than an MBA. Especially in the ITS and social industries, where having technical knowledge can be a real leg-up.

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Building a successful engineering startup

There’s no right or wrong way to create startup success – just think, so many successful startups like Uber or Spotify, for example, are built on embracing the unknown. But what we do know is that they are more than just ping pong tables, bean bags and free food, particularly for an engineering venture.

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