The Indian obsession with engineering as a path to a well-paying and secure career is well known. In the last ten years, the number of engineering colleges in the country has more than doubled, churning out 1.5 million engineering graduates every year. This supply of engineers far outstrips the demand, leaving many unemployed. Studies suggest that the worst-hit discipline is Civil Engineering, which has a placement rate of 38%.
But while India has a glut of civil engineers, Australia is in dire need of them.
The country is looking to invest in bigger and better infrastructure projects to address the needs of its growing global population. These projects require a significant number of civil engineers; a number that cannot be met locally alone. This growing demand for civil engineers in Australia, therefore, means enviable employment opportunities for engineering graduates everywhere.