After working for many years as a civil engineer, Amin Cheema is furthering his career by studying a specialist postgraduate masters degree in structures and forensics.
Master of Engineering (Structures and Forensics)
I chose to study at RMIT as it is one of the most renowned universities in Australia.
After completing a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) at the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan, I worked in industry for a number of years.
My greatest career achievement was working as a Project Manager to get skill development centres (polytechnic colleges) designed and constructed. This was a part of the reconstruction and rehabilitation program in northern Pakistan in the areas affected by the devastating earthquake of 2005, which caused about 100,000 deaths and left millions homeless.
I decided to undertake postgraduate study as it will further my skills and knowledge in the field of engineering. Employers value postgraduate experience and often entrust Masters’ qualified applicants with greater responsibilities.
I chose to study at RMIT as it is one of the most renowned universities in Australia. With a full-time job, I was not able to manage a long course, but RMIT offered this program which I could complete in two years as a part-time student.
The Master of Engineering (Structures and Forensics) will enhance my understanding of structural analysis and design, especially from a deeper forensic point of view. I hope that this will take me to my ultimate goal of running my own design office and making a mark on the world.