Amanda Lam has completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) and loves RMIT’s unique approach to learning.
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)
We’re taught to solve problems and to consider the real world. By learning the fundamentals of physics first, we are shaped to think in a logical and analytical way.
I chose to study mechanical engineering because RMIT engineering qualifications are well received by employers.
I love that we are taught a range of problem-solving skills and are required to think at a systematic level of design. We’re taught to solve problems and to consider the real world. By learning the fundamentals of physics first, we are shaped to think in a logical and analytical way unique to this course.
I completed 12 weeks’ work experience at Honeywell and worked with the RMIT Sustainable Urban Precincts Project team (SUPP) at the Bundoora campus. This gave me insight into how mechanical changes to the lighting systems, air conditioning, rainwater harvesting and use of renewable energy could reduce electricity and water consumption.
I’ve volunteered for RMIT at events and Open Days, and pride myself on taking an active role on campus. I hope that by sharing my experiences, I can influence younger students to be their best.
I’ve received some great recongnition throughout my studies including a Women in Engineering Scholarship for my Year 12 results, a Leadership Award and a Boeing Scholarship.
I’d encourage students to make the most of every opportunity. Be involved in the RMIT community. Apply for that job, even if you don’t think you’ll get it. You never know where things may lead.