A new study has found that proposed changes to Australia's tertiary education system could leave engineering graduates paying off their tuition fees until well into their 40s.

The latest modelling by Australia’s tertiary sector indicates that the Abbot government’s proposed changes to higher education will result in surging tuition fees for engineering students and a potential long-term debt burden once they graduate. Research conducted by Universities Australia, the peak body representing the country’s tertiary sector, indicates that…