The opportunity to gain hands-on experience through work-integrated learning and design projects inspired Agnes George to study civil engineering at RMIT.
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)
Work-integrated learning helped me to gain substantial experience in my field and also provided me with an understanding of how corporate life works.
I’ve had an interest in construction and infrastructure from an early age and the opportunity to be part of an ever-changing industry drew me to civil engineering.
One reason I chose to study at RMIT was because of the emphasis work-integrated learning (WIL), something that many other universities did not place as much emphasis on. Work-integrated learning has helped me to gain substantial experience and provided me with an understanding of how industry works.
I also like that RMIT provides a good balance between the practical and theoretical. The inclusion of design projects and lab sessions, means that I’m able better able to learn concepts by applying theory to these projects.
I’ve tackled projects such as designing bridges, an office building and a high rise hotel tower. These design projects have allowed me to gain an insight into what a career as a civil engineer involves and helped me to hone my skills.
With the endless possibilities of an ever-changing industry, I’m aiming to work in transport and construction engineering.
I’m looking forward to taking the theoretical knowledge I’ve gained and working on projects that make a difference to the practical aspects of our daily lives.