After studying aeronautical engineering in Venezuela, Diana Vallee is expanding her career with specialist postgraduate studies in airworthiness.
Master of Engineering (Airworthiness)
Having postgraduate studies makes you more employable and opens lots of doors once you graduate.
I was attracted to studying engineering because I love fixing things, and as an engineer, I get the chance to do that.
I studied aeronautical engineering in Venezuela at the National Experimental University of The Armed Forces. In the pursuit of my personal and professional goals, I wanted to expand my academic knowledge and learn how I can apply it in real situations.
I decided to study at RMIT as it is the only university in Australia offering a face-to-face program designed to gain airworthiness engineering knowledge. RMIT has also allowed me to easily accommodate my work commitments which was important to me.
Through my studies, I have strengthened my knowledge about continuing airworthiness and aircraft certification. Additionally, I have improved my problem-solving skills regarding the design of repairs.
The highlight of my studies has been being able to incorporate what I have learnt into my daily activities at work.
My greatest achievement at work to date has been the creation and implementation of a new procedure to track and record life limited parts in landing gears. This procedure has helped to maintain the continuing airworthiness of many aircraft.
My dream job would to work for Boeing or for the Department of Defence. I think this program offers the opportunity to get specialist knowledge in airworthiness engineering which can take you to different organisations managing airworthiness.