With a fascination for computer systems and innovation, Joshua Matthews is excelling in his computer and network engineering degree through competition winning projects.
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours)
I love what I do because it is a medium for me to innovate and solve problems.
I have always been fascinated by computer systems and fast paced innovation, which is inherent in computer and network engineering. I decided to study at RMIT due the university’s reputation and central campus location.
The highlight of my studies so far has been utilising my programming and networking skills to lead the prototype development for a team project. As part of the Medical Engineering Database Solution (MEDS) team, we developed a system that can transmit ECG scans from patients between medical professionals to reduce the wait for diagnosis and treatment, and improve patient outcomes. Taking this project to the 2015 Telstra University Challenge, we won first prize, beating 21 groups from 11 Australian universities.
I currently work for an Australian based Tier 3 Internet Service Provider to provide technical support. This has allowed me insight into Tier 2 and 3 provider systems. I am also looking forward to a six month internship in Sydney with a multinational technology company.
Once I graduate I plan on pursuing a career as a network engineer focusing on application-centric infrastructure and internet of everything. I believe my degree will contribute to my success in pursuing a career as a network engineer.