Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
Below are details about the field of study you have chosen to explore, as well as some potential careers.
The study of the planning, organisation and operation of manufacturing methods, processes, facilities and systems. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the design, selection, development and operation of manufacturing processes and systems, and the planning, control and management of production functions.
Manufacturing Engineering and Technology develops skills in:
- assembly and joining
- operating manufacturing systems to produce a product
- printing technology and production
- textile technology and production
- wood product technology and production.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Cabinetmakers fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.
Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators
Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture and finish a variety of clay, concrete, glassware and stone products by extruding, shaping, mixing, grinding, cutting and other processes.
Manufacturers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of small manufacturing establishments.
Metal Engineering Process Workers
Metal Engineering Process Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing metal products.
Other Engineering Professionals
Other Engineering Professionals include Aeronautical Engineer, Agricultural Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Engineering Technologist, Environmental Engineer and Naval Architect occupations.
Other Machine Operators
Other Machine Operators include Chemical Production Machine Operator, Motion Picture Projectionist, Sand Blaster and Sterilisation Technician occupations.
Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators
Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture paper packaging and other paper products, fibreboard stock, logs, plywood, particle board, solid laminate and similar timber products.
Photographic Developers and Printers
Photographic Developers and Printers edit and adjust digital images, develop photographic film, and print photographic images from digital media, negatives and positives using computer software, fully automatic equipment and by separate processes.
Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers
Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing plastic and rubber products.
Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators
Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture and finish plastic and rubber products.
Product Assemblers put together components and subassemblies that go into the production of metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, jewellery and precious metal articles, and joinery products.
Production Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the production activities of forestry, manufacturing and mining organisations including physical and human resources.
Sewing Machinists operate industrial sewing machines to sew and finish garments and soft furnishings such as curtains.
Software and Applications Programmers
Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
University Lecturers and Tutors
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers
Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers set up and operate woodworking machines and wood turning lathes to shape wood stock, finish and polish furniture, and make picture frames and frame paintings, photographs and other artwork.