ACED Students and Staff Statistics

This document reports on the total numbers and distributions of graduates from ACED members’ programs accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer, across the branches of engineering, for years 2016 to 2019.  This information is reported separately for Bachelor (Honours) degrees and entry-to-practice Master degrees, and for the domestic, and international onshore and offshore cohorts.

ACED Graduates by their Branch of Engineering 2016 – 2019

The following statistics on Australian higher education programs in engineering and related technologies are for calendar year 2019.  They provide a pre-COVID-19 picture of the engineering education system, reporting more than 11,000 Australian graduates and more than 14,500 international graduates. Despite the onset of the pandemic, the early 2020 graduate surveys found that a high proportion of the 2019 engineering graduates were in full-time employment.   The proportion of Australian women commencing engineering programs was 18.4%, the highest figure on record.

The data in these reports are sourced from the Australian Government's Higher Education Statistics Collections and Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) surveys.  The ACED reports provide commentaries on decadal trends, and selected comparisons of engineering with other fields of education. 

Engineering statistics - December 2020

The previous four years’ ACED statistical reports follow.

Engineering statistics - March 2020

Engineering statistics - March 2019

Engineering statistics - 31 January 2018

Engineering statistics - 31 January 2017