Aaron Aquilina's passion for cars lead him to study a degree in automotive engineering.
Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)
Our tour of the Holden plant showed how it all comes together in the real world and what it is that we’re working towards.
I've always had a passion for cars and how they work so RMIT, which offers a more specialised program in automotive engineering than other universities, was a natural fit for me.
The program gives you the skills to address real life situations and include a lot exposure to the industry. One of most interesting parts so far has been our tour of the Holden plant because it showed me how it all comes together in the real world and what it is that we’re working towards.
Because cars are my passion, the best subject for me so far has been vehicle power systems, which is going to be pretty important if I ever get my dream job of working for a racing team.
Another highlight has been the great people that I’ve gotten to know throughout the course. I'm a keen footballer, so already know the value of strong teamwork, communication and leadership skills. It’s great to see that kind of bond with other people studying the same thing you are, and even some of the teachers themselves.
I’m looking forward to graduating in 2015 and hope to find work either in Australia or overseas for a major car company or, as I mentioned, a racing team.
I love what I do because it means I get to spend all day working on my passions.