Are you considering a career in the defence industry? From industrial designer to electrical engineer, here’s why a job in design and engineering could be for you.

What does a design and engineering career in the defence industry look like? 

Engineers and designers in the defence industry provide specialist solutions to ensure Defence equipment, vehicles, aircraft, ships and infrastructure operate safely and effectively.

Whether you work for a large international company or an agile, small to medium enterprise (SME), engineers and designers in the defence industry play a crucial role in enhancing our Defence capability.

Engineers and designers are responsible for delivering solutions to technical challenges and ensuring the functionality, operational needs and suitability of a variety of Defence assets.

Types of jobs in design and engineering

  • Industrial Designer
  • Systems Designer
  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Test and Activation Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Combat Systems Engineer
  • Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer

What are the benefits? 

Engineers and designers in the defence industry enjoy the satisfaction of working on important Defence projects that contribute to the security and safety of the country.

They work with some of the world’s most sophisticated hardware and technology and can expect variety and diversity in their jobs.

Both fields have plenty of specialised and extensive roles on offer, through which you can flourish and exhibit your knowledge.

If you are seeking stability, job progression and diversity, then a career in the defence industry as an engineer or designer may be for you.

Where do I start? 

There are a range of pathways to find your defence industry career. TAFE SA and South Australia’s three leading universities are great places to start when it comes to getting the specialist qualifications you need in design and engineering.

A range of graduate and traineeship programs, specialist courses and scholarships may also help fast-track your career in the defence industry.

Search and apply for jobs in the defence industry today.