After completing a double degree in chemical engineering and business management, Callum DeMaria is now working as a Graduate Engineer at Air Liquide.
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours)/Business (Management)
Graduate Engineer, Air Liquide
Combining engineering and business as part of a double degree, with solid academic results and involvement in extra-curricular activities, really gave me an edge in securing a job when I graduated.
I always enjoyed maths, science and chemistry at school but didn’t know what I wanted to do. After finishing high school, I took a gap year and started a science degree. When I discovered chemical engineering offered opportunities to work on large scale processes across a variety of industries, I decided to switch degrees.
I chose to study at RMIT because the engineering degree provides a good balance between technical/theoretical learning and practical application through design projects and lab work. Completing my final group design project was one of my highlights.
The double degree with business also really appealed to me – it provides a solid base for progressing into a leadership position and improves your employability.
Meeting new friends and peers, and being involved in engineering social events, also made my time at RMIT a great experience.
Since graduating, I started working as a Graduate Process Engineer at Dunlop Foams/The Comfort Group. My role involved looking at ways of improving the manufacturing process on site through LEAN manufacturing principles. I’m now working as a Graduate Engineer at Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health.