Juggling studies in sustainable systems engineering with being a mother, Ruth is looking forward to designing systemic sustainable solutions, rather than try to clean up after poor ideas.
Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours)
The highlight has been completing the Engineers Without Borders Challenge, where we researched a range of existing humanitarian engineering ideas and synthesised a solution that met the needs and resource constraints of a remote community.
I decided to studying sustainable systems engineering as I was attracted to the opportunity to use my knowledge of systems and environment to design real solutions to our global challenges.
I chose to study at RMIT as they offered the right course in the right location, and I respect the teaching staff.
The highlight of my studies has been completing the Engineers Without Borders Challenge in first semester first year, where we researched a wide range of existing humanitarian engineering ideas and synthesised an interwoven solution that met the needs and resource constraints of a remote community.
So far in my degree I have experienced the power of collaboration and have gained confidence and experience in my capacity to foster and work within a high performing team.
My favourite subjects have all involved scoping and meeting design requirements whilst also creating beneficial social and environmental outcomes. Each of these subjects have allowed us to step back and design to social and environmental parameters as well as budgetary constraints.
I’m looking forward to undertaking work integrated learning and work experience in the last year of my degree, striving towards chartered status.
My dream job is in removing our dependence on fossil fuels. I look forward to load balancing the power grid with various newer technologies, including high capacity batteries.