Elizabeth Duong loves how RMIT allows her to learn practical skills through her double degree in electrical and electronic engineering, and business management.
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) (Honours) / Bachelor of Business (Management), Diploma of Languages (French)
What’s so great about how engineering is taught at RMIT is that we’re not just taught the methods and theory, we’re also taught to apply our knowledge. This is how it is in the workplace and RMIT does a great job of simulating this environment.
In high school I was very interested in maths and physics, so engineering seemed like the perfect combination of both my interests.
I decided to study at RMIT as I’m a kinaesthetic learner. This means that I learn best from applying the information I’ve learnt through constructing or practising the technique or skill through hands-on activities or group interaction. RMIT allowed me to take what I learnt from the lectures and turn it into something that was palpable whilst being able to work collaboratively in a team.
My favourite subjects would have to be the Engineering Design courses which run from first through to fourth year (or fifth year if you’re completing a double degree). From first year, you are already starting to build your first basic digital circuit with specifications that you must meet, based on real world problems. In the years that follow, the design courses increase in complexity. In third year I was able to work with a group of five other students to compete in the Telstra University Challenge. Our task was to design and build a working prototype to solve a real life problem. It was such a wonderful experience and our team even managed to win the competition!
I am also studying a Diploma of Languages in French. I would love to be able to work for a company in a French speaking country. It would be a dream to visit France again, but this time to do professional work experience and maybe find a graduate job there.