Combining an interest in biology, physics and sports, Mitchell Boyd-Moss is studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours) so he can positively impact the community.
Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)
I love what I do because I get to apply frontier knowledge to today’s medical problems, in an effort to better the health and lifestyle of those around me.
In high school I was very interested in biology, physics and sports. I saw biomedical engineering as a way in which I could follow these passions while learning more and having a positive impact on the community.
I decided to study at RMIT as it has great facilities, particularly in circuit development, microfluidics and anatomical wet-labs. The University also has a wide range of industry contacts which makes it easier to network with successful people within industry.
The program is well-structured and designed to position you for future employment. The first two years cover basic disciplines while the last two begin to focus on specific fields and applications, which is where you get to apply cutting edge technology. Laboratories help provide a hands-on experience to deepen your knowledge in your chosen field and prepare you for future work.
During my studies I’ve completed eight months work experience at Grey Innovation working on biofeedback devices. The knowledge gained has helped me with the practical working side of engineering, which is often quite different to the learning and research side. Also working in an industry environment as part of a multidisciplinary team enabled cross-disciplinary knowledge acquisition and enabled devices to be analysed from multiple angles.
Next year, I plan to travel and work overseas, before possibly undertaking PhD studies. I hope to eventually hold a management position in a biomedical consumables company or become a project manager in the defence force.