Zaher Mounla Khalil thinks big. Using the Advanced Diploma as his first step to becoming qualified as a civil engineer, he'll soon be tackling some of the biggest projects in the world.
The focus on hands-on skills and team work helps me contribute more as I learn.
I am honest. I am logical. I am optimistic.
I've always wanted to make a good difference in people’s lives by innovating something new. Through engineering, I’ll be able to make a huge impact through the development of mega projects all over the world.
I came to Australia looking for somewhere to study engineering and after taking a tour of RMIT’s city campus, I was very drawn to the facilities and the layout.
I had been out of the classroom for a few years when I started my current program and hadn’t studied classes in English before so I was a bit nervous at first. But after starting to get great scores in my assessments, my confidence really started to grow.
The focus on hands-on skills and team work helps me contribute more as I learn and with course like Computer Aided Drafting being so engaging, it’s a very stress-free place to learn.
I’ve also been building leadership skills through volunteering as my class’ representative and in the Student-Staff Consultative Committee) as well as being its chairman and volunteering as a mentor as part of mates@RMIT.
In two years’ time, I’m hoping to have completed my bachelor’s degree and be working full time in the engineering industry.
There’s no limit to where my qualifications will take me but my dream job is to direct my own consultancy firm.
I love what I do because I believe I can contribute to humanity’s wellbeing through engineering and innovating better environments.