Less than half of Australia’s recent engineering graduates are working in their field of study, but most of them are likely to work in highly skilled and highly paid jobs, new Deakin University research has found.

The research from Deakin’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment complements data from Graduate Careers Australia which shows that an engineering graduate is more likely to find paid employment than the average Australian graduate. The data showed that 46 per cent of graduates aged 20 to 24 who had…