Based on some of the figures and commentary making the rounds of late, one would be excused for thinking that engineering was becoming less popular as a career choice.

Indeed, in July, data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics Australia (HILDA) survey published by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (University of Melbourne) and reported by Fairfax Media indicated that whereas 31 per cent of 45-to-54-year-old men held engineering related degrees, only 22 per cent of men…