Other Graduate Degree Types

As a graduate in the Department of Defence, you will enjoy experiences that, as a civilian, you simply wouldn’t find with any other organisation. You will work with a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to protecting Australian interests. You will carry out work that has true purpose. The Department offers Australian Public Service (APS) graduate opportunities across a range of career streams. Each stream is tailored to provide excellent learning and career progression opportunities to propel you into your future career with confidence. If you are seeking a career with purpose, you will find it at Defence. Definitely.

Whatever your degree background is, there’s a fit for you in Defence. We’ve outlined below all the degree types that each of our Pathways is looking for so you can find where you belong.

This pathway is for Graduates who’ve studied a degree with a technical nature. This includes, but is not limited to;

EngineeringMechatronic EngineeringBusiness and Commerce
Aerospace EngineeringSoftware EngineeringLaw
Electrical EngineeringSoftware SystemsFinance
Electronic EngineeringTelecommunications EngineeringLogistics
Mechanical Engineering Economics

Find out more and apply for the Technical Pathway.

This pathway is for honours students who’ve an interest in research and development. The degree types include, but are not limited to; 

SciencePhysical SciencesInformation Technology
TechnologyHuman SciencesComputing and Communications
EngineeringSocial and Health Sciences 

Find out more and apply for the Research and Innovation Pathway.

Intelligence is about solving complex problems in new ways, so diversity of thought is key for all of our intelligence Agencies. All degree types are accepted for intelligence, analyst and corporate roles.  

Each Agency is particularly interested in the below degrees;


Cyber SecurityMathematicsInternational Relations
ICTBusiness and CommercePolitical Science


Commerce EconomicsArtsCommunication
Financial Management and AccountingLegalProject and Risk Management
Space, Software and Systems EngineeringSpatial SciencesData Science
Computer ScienceEngineeringPhysics
Computer SystemsArtsMathematics
MathematicsInformation TechnologyData Science
 Social Sciences 



Cyber SecurityScienceInternational Relations
EngineeringPolitical Science 

Find out more and apply for the Intelligence Pathway.

Policy and corporate will accept all kinds of degrees, including but not limited to; 

AccountingInformation TechnologyManagement
Commerce and BusinessInformation SystemsConstruction and Building Management
FinanceCivil EngineeringArchitecture
EconomicsTown and Urban PlanningPlanning and Property
Banking and TaxationEnvironmental SciencesLaw

Find out more and apply for the Policy and Corporate Pathway.

Navy’s Purpose is to protect Australia and her interest. To do this, we accept engineering degrees including but not limited to;

Naval ArchitectureMaterialsSystems
CommunicationsMechatronicsMechanical Communications
ChemicalFire SafetyNetworks
ElectronicsSoftware and Cyber related technologiesElectrical

Apply for the Naval Civilian Development Program.