What does a Graduate Engineer do?

Engineers are highly skilled specialists who use math and science to solve both simple and complex everyday problems. They make use of new discoveries by taking relevant information from prior scientific discoveries and finding where they apply to the more practical settings and uses. Engineers' valuable innovations strive to advance the way humans utilize products or perform tasks. Engineers are the professionals directly involved in the invention, design, and the maintenance of various machines, structures, or data systems.

Engineers work with various objects and items, from massive construction project work sites to lending their expertise to development of the human genome. Often, they are responsible for the innovation and developments of new products or services, or a new type of technology or process. Engineers use science, technology, or math to solve problems and design machinery, build skyscrapers, and oversee public works. They also address society's needs and problems, including preserving clean water, development of drug delivery systems that work inside cells, or cleaning up oil spills. Engineers need a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a school accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering and the Principles and Practice of Engineering exams

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Graduate Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$70,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $70K
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Graduate Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Graduate Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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MEPF Engineer
18 Aug 2021

“Good training ground for junior professionals which is great and they will make you reliable handling your role on”

Master Engineer
10 Jun 2021

“Good for them and the stock holders but not so much for employees based in the United States.”

Software Reliability Engineering
19 Sep 2019

“I enjoyed my time there and I thought that the atmosphere was friendly and cooperative.”

Engineering Lead
7 Mar 2021

“CEO is an absolute pleasure to work with; he makes solid and quick decisions.”

Engineering Manager
17 Oct 2021

“Not the best place if you are ambitious and driven and looking for rapid career growth.”

16 Oct 2020

“For the most part really great and smart people which it’s a pleasure to work with.”

5 Dec 2019

“You'll be surrounded with intelligent people which is good for your learning and career growth”

Senior Engineer
27 Nov 2020

“Working with Honeywell is really worth and being a former employee I always wish to work with Honeywell”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a graduate engineer

When working as a graduate engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are AutoCAD, Surveying, Calculations, Microsoft Office Software and Highways.

The most similar professions to graduate engineer are:
  • Project Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer