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Why Engineering Jobs Will Be Hot After June 2020 Global Lockdown Ends

When choosing a degree to further to your qualifications, you should be planning ahead (about 2-3 years) so that when you graduate, your qualification will be a “good fit” for the economic situation then. So in light of Circuit Breaker – what should we be thinking about today?

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World economies are struggling due to the novel coronavirus. Sooner or later, we will overcome the pandemic, but it’s highly unlikely things will return to normal after the global lockdowns end. We cannot help but wonder how the world might look like after getting the pandemic under control. One thing is for sure; Engineering jobs will be hot after June 2020 global lockdowns come to an end. Experts predict that engineering jobs will flood the industry post-lockdown. That’s why we recommend you take an engineering degree.

Engineers will be needed more than ever before

The engineering industry may have been affected by Covid-19, but the effects are minimal compared to other sectors. Engineers will be on higher demand after the world goes back to normal, according to Andy Moss, the president of M Force Staffing. There was already a lack of Engineering talent before, and we will likely go back to the same insufficiency of engineers after the lockdowns.

The world is not producing enough Engineering talent to fill the positions available. Engineering students have a higher chance of employment than in any other sector. The demand in engineering jobs comes because of robotics, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, and virtual reality, among other technologies. The increase in demand for products such as medical devices, electronic products, machinery, and transportation equipment is driving the need for technical workers up.

Skills for Engineering Graduates

Today’s competitive market requires highly skilled and talented engineers. For an engineer to be employable, they must have expertise and skills through an engineering degree.

The market is going to be more competitive after the lockdown, but judging by the history of the engineering sector, the demand for engineers will grow, and more will be needed to fill up the positions. Artificial Intelligence engineers, in particular, are in higher demand even with the current situation, more than any other engineering sector. We will expound more about AI engineering later.

With the advancement in technology, skill requirements are constantly changing. Tech has impacted how students study and acquire skills. Online learning and e-learning are picking up in Singapore during the lockdown and enabling students to upskill, reskill, and learn different skills from the comfort of their homes.

Many changes that happened due to Covid-19 may be permanent, and the traditional way of life may open the way to a faster technological advancement. Economies are crawling, but things will roll back to normal. It will take time, but students should prepare and take engineering courses and focus on building their skills. Soon after the end of the lockdown, their engineering skills will highly be on demand.

AI Engineering

AI is a computer system to copy human behavior. An AI engineer works with traditional machine learning techniques such as neural networks and natural language processing to draw models that power AI-based applications.

AI engineers are well versed in software engineering, programming, and data science. They use different tools and techniques to process data and develop and maintain AI systems.

AI engineering is relatively new, but the demand for engineers keeps on increasing. According to LinkedIn’s 2020 Job Report, the need for AI specialists has shot up by 74 percent in the last four years. On top of the relevant technical skills required to be an AI engineer, you must have a college degree in either computer science or other disciplines like linguistics, statistics, applied mathematics, or cognitive science.

Pursuing an Engineering Degree

According to LinkedIn data, five of every ten in-demand skills in Singapore come under engineering. All the engineering courses are offered in Singapore. When demand surpasses demand, guess what happens! Pay increases. Engineers joining the public sector enjoy a 20% higher starting salary than other employees.

Luckily, there’s a variety of academic institutions where you can pursue a part-time engineering degree in Singapore, or pursue the degree full-time. It all depends on your preferences. Auston college is one of the leading colleges in Singapore dedicated to getting you the career of your dreams.

It’s a no brainer that you need a degree to land a decent job, and you don’t have to pursue one fulltime. You can pursue a part-time degree course while you go on with your full-time job. You can upgrade your qualifications to an engineering degree at Auston college or take a full degree course.

Why Choose Auston College?

Auston college offers technology degrees, which you can take in modules at a time. Classes are held twice a week on evenings and taught by professional instructors who are always at your disposal. You also get access to useful materials and resources at the touch of a button to increase your knowledge and skills and help you stand out during an interview.

Choose an education that will open your path to your success and let us take you through your engineering degree. We offer three popular courses namely;

B Sc (Hons) in Construction Project Management

Construction is one of the largest sectors in the world. Constructing buildings, roads, and infrastructure improves lives. Most degree construction degree courses train you on safety and quality, while this course expands your mind and teaches you about running the full project. Auston offers a top-up degree.

B Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics)

If you already have a diploma and want to improve your skills in manufacturing, quality testing, and the semiconductor industry, we have the course suited for you. This is also a top-up degree.

B Eng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Electronic and electronic engineering diploma holders looking to expand their careers in embedded systems, automation, innovation, and research and design should take this course. It’s a top-up degree.

Where to Apply and Expected Salary or Job Pay

Hundred of jobs are posted daily on Singapore job portals. Sites like Jobstreet, indeed, jobsdb, etc. have fresh posts hourly from private and public sectors looking for new engineers. You are required to register with these portals and upload your resume and credentials to showcase your skills.

After attaining your degree, be on the lookout for major engineering employers such as Samsung, Seagate, ST Engineering, SingTel, Micron, United Technology, and Randstad. They are often searching for new talents.

Engineers are one of the highest-paid professionals in the world. Their salary ranges from $3,000 a month for beginners to millions of dollars for the highly experienced. On average, mechanical engineers in Singapore get a S$45,000 paycheck annually. A professional engineer, on the other hand, takes S$114,000 home. No doubt, engineering jobs are an excellent opportunity for you, and you should grab the opportunity to pursue a part-time engineering degree in Singapore.

Parting shot

The world has faced bigger pandemics and tragedies than covid-19. Soon, it will come to pass, and we will salvage what’s left and move on. When the time comes, ensure you have an engineering degree. It will not only increase your chances of getting a job, but it will also widen your skills. Enroll with Auston college and have a successful post-Covid 19 career.


Auston offers one of the most rewarding and fast-track engineering programs in Singapore. As one of the only engineering-specialised institutes of higher education in Singapore, they offer high-quality and academically rigorous programs ranging from diploma to degree levels. They have established a remarkable community of students and alumni passionate about the industry and continue to nurture many aspiring engineers, with graduates working for globally recognised MNCs.

Find out how you can benefit from their world-class programmes in Electrical EngineeringMechanical EngineeringConstruction Project Management and many more, to fast-track your career in Engineering!

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