After developing an interest in programming and graphic design at a young age, Hamzah Soboh decided to study software engineering at RMIT as the program offered everything he was looking for.
Bachelor of Software Engineering
The highlight of my studies so far has been the opportunity to work on many interesting and useful projects and collaborate with different people from a variety of backgrounds. I’m currently working on a project building an animatronic arm.
“I developed an interest in programming and graphic design when I was just 12. Initially, I thought I would study animation, but later realised that I wanted to do something that would link 3D modelling and imaging with intelligent systems.
In addition, I have always been fascinated with prosthetics; and I have had a strong interest in electrical engineering and circuit building. RMIT’s software engineering program seemed to offer everything that I was looking for in a degree.
The highlight of my studies so far has been the opportunity to work on many interesting and useful projects and collaborate with different people from a variety of backgrounds. I’m currently working on a project building an animatronic arm and have also worked as a team member on a number of other robotics projects.
I have been a part of the student mentoring program for a year now. The opportunity to tutor and perform in a duty programmer role has definitely helped me to put my learning into practice.
As a tutor at RMIT, I am also able to contribute to the educational system, and it gives me a great sense of satisfaction to know that I am actively helping people to shape their future in IT.
Next year I will undertake a 12-month industry placement, and beyond that I intend to study a postgraduate degree.
Ideally, I would like to move to the US or Europe to work with a major player such as Apple or Google. Here I will gain as much experience as I can, and use this to build my own business or perhaps I’ll even return to RMIT and become a lecturer.“