|4 years, 1 month ago
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.
|4 years, 1 month ago Quoting Neville Dastoor (Posted on: 28 October 2011 07:44AM)
My name is Neville, I just finished my under graduate in Production Engineering and am hoping...
Both cities are about the same size and each is a State capital so would have roughly the same opportunities for mechanical engineers. Both are good cities in which to live so it comes down entirely to personal preference. My choice would be Sydney, others will choose differently. Choose the one which offers the best job.