Michelle Alvares has put a lot of hard work into her program, the Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical). Now she’s seeing some of the first rewards.
Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)
I was really thrilled to be the recipient of the W. Hogarth Award for best student in 2013 which was great recognition for all the hard work I’ve put into my studies.
I am enthusiastic. I am persistent. I am confident.
Aeronautical engineering is unlike any other kind of engineering. It opens up a totally new world of possibilities waiting to be explored. Why wouldn’t you want to study it?
At RMIT, you get the opportunity for international study options and work experience within the aeronautics industry, which is what attracted me to my program.
In my program, I got to do a work placement as an aircraft maintenance engineer. This was just exciting and provided me with a place to apply my practical knowledge.
One of the most fascinating things about aeronautical engineering is that there’s almost always multiple ways you can address a problem. One of the biggest skills I’ve picked up is being able to break down engineering problems and consider the many different ways I can approach them.
My favourite subject so far has been the Aero Design Project which gets right to the heart of what I love about aeronautical engineering. The major project consists of building a model plane. That might sound simple but it quickly gets challenging as you apply all you’ve learned to make the most efficient craft possible.
I was thrilled to be the recipient of the W Hogarth Award for best student in 2013 in recognition of the commitment I’ve put into my studies. Next, I’m hoping to continue on the bachelor degree and become a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer or an aircraft engineer with the Defence Force.
I love what I do because I get to do what I love.