With an overall population of 71,382 and a student population of 9,123, approximately 8,227 of Melbourne students attend one of Melbourne's schools that offer engineering programs.
Florida Institute of Technology is the largest engineering school in Melbourne, based on student population. In 2010, Florida Institute of Technology graduated approximately 63 students from its engineering program.
A reported 336 students graduated with credentials in engineering in Melbourne in 2010. If you decide to attend a engineering school in Melbourne, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,520.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Melbourne-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $10,630 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Melbourne after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Melbourne, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. There were 9,760 engineers working in Florida and 1,380 working in the greater Melbourne area in 2010. The number of engineers in Melbourne is expected to decrease by -7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Melbourne is $50,710 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for engineers.