Michele Moscogiuri understands the need to balance the practical with the theoretical. At RMIT, he's been able to find the right balance and use it to leverage into a new career.
Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical)
Knowing how something works in the real world is valuable to employers. So a program with a practical focus is more important than one where you never leave the classroom.
I am passionate. I am intuitive. I am an alpha.
They say that engineers aren't made, they’re born. I’ve had a curiosity for how things work since I was pulling apart my toys as a kid. I started my career as an automotive mechanic, so mechanical engineering was a solid next step.
I’d heard that RMIT were right up there in engineering and that graduates of RMIT are highly respected in the workforce, so this is where I decided to study.
Practical work is a large part of any engineering degree at RMIT which is extremely important. There’s value in understanding how something works under ideal conditions, but knowing how it actually works in the real world is more valuable to employers. So a program with a practical focus is more important than one where you never leave the classroom.
One of things that I’ve developed since starting is my leadership skills. As a mature age student, younger students sometimes look to me for answers. This has made me work harder to be someone they can rely on and this need to set a good example has made me even more committed to my studies.
I mentor first year students and am also a member of the Staff-Student Consultative Committee. Both are extremely rewarding and enable me to give back to RMIT.
I will continue the bachelor program next year and hope to get straight into the workforce once I’ve completed it. Ideally I’d like to work in a luxury car company - but I’d take a position on an F1 team as well.
I love what I do because I was born to do it.