Talitha wanted to preserve the best of Melbourne's historic buildings. Through her focus on structures and materials in her studies, she’s getting closer to being able to preserve them forever.
Associate Degree in Engineering Technology
My confidence has increased a lot since I started and I’ve come to realise that I have to potential to do really well in this field.
I am passionate. I am honest. I am curious.
I’ve always had an interest in old buildings, particularly from the Victorian era, and I wanted to learn to recreate them and preserve them for future generations. This led me to want to study civil engineering through its focus on structures and materials.
I’d heard RMIT catered for students to pursue their individual passions within their studies and, sure enough, structural analysis is now one of my favourite subjects in my program. It’s challenging, but in a really interesting way and it allows me to apply straightforward logic to understand how the solutions to key problems work.
My confidence in my own ability has increased a lot since I started and I’ve come to realise that I have to potential to do really well in this field. I’ve been able to improve significantly in physics and mathematics and, through working with other students, developed as a leader. I’m the student representative for my program and also represented RMIT at Open Day.
I’m currently on track to transfer to the bachelor program in 2015 and hope to go on to at least one Master’s degree in mathematics, fine arts, forensic engineering or physics. I’m also really hoping to complete a portion of my study in Germany and hopefully a years’ placement as well.
My advice to anyone looking at my program is to follow your passion and let it unfold.
I love what I do because it is challenging and gives me satisfaction.