Studying a degree in environmental engineering allows Therese Pham to follow her passion for sustainability and the environment while using her strengths in problem solving, reasoning and analysis.
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours)
RMIT offered a practical approach that was backed up with relevant theory. I knew choosing RMIT meant investing in my future.
Environmental engineering was the perfect way for me to explore a career which played to my strengths and interests. It’s a great way to allow me to problem solve, reason and analyse information in a practical way while also letting me follow my passions of sustainability and the environment.
I was interested in studying at RMIT because there was a large emphasis on being prepared for the workforce. RMIT offered a practical approach that was backed up with relevant theory. I knew choosing RMIT meant investing in my future.
During my degree I undertook a 12-week work placement with CSIRO. It was a fantastic experience that really allowed me to use the theory I learnt at uni in practice. The opportunity also allowed me to appreciate the wide range of jobs an environmental engineer can do.
My biggest achievement, while studying, would be being elected as Vice President for my student association - EESA. It was one of the most fun and fulfilling experiences I've ever had! Getting involved in uni was the best decision I've made and something I'll always encourage to every student at RMIT.
After graduating I hope to obtain a graduate position working for a consultancy or the government as an engineer. I also hope to one day contribute my skills as an environmental engineer to mentor or manage my own team.