Andrew Hewitt is serious about turning his computing hobby into a profession. At RMIT, he’s learning everything from networking to programming and is on track for a career as a software engineer.
Associate degree in Information Technology
I chose RMIT because I believe that it gets you industry-ready and I am driven to enter into the workforce as soon as I have the right skills.
I am driven. I am open. I am straightforward.
I’ve always been interested in information technology but more as hobby. Understanding the ins and outs of computers has always me interested. Now that I’m studying this associate degree though, I’ve managed to turn my hobby into my future.
I chose RMIT because I believe that it gets you industry-ready and I am driven to enter into the workforce as soon as I have the right skills. It doesn’t hurt that both of my parents became successful after studying a degree at RMIT.
My program has taken me from having an entry level knowledge of code through to understanding it easily and my exposure to Cisco CCNA has taught me how to visualise how computers co-operate within businesses.
My favourite subject so far has been Introduction to Programming, which didn’t grab me at first but soon I was spending all night finish projects because it was so fascinating to create an application with real functionality out of my knowledge of Java.
I used to want to study business but after getting four high distinctions just in my first semester, I know I’ve found the program that’s suited to me. After this, I’m hoping to get into the bachelor and eventually become a software engineer.
I love what I do because I’m able to get fully engaged by the work I produce.