Hamdi Jama knew she wanted a career in Science but wasn't sure in which area. Through the Associate Degree, she completed a work placement in skin pathology and discovered her passion.
Associate Degree in Applied Science
If you are interested science but don’t know exactly what stream to follow, do this program.
I am driven. I am passionate. I am confident.
RMIT was the only university I knew of in Victoria before I moved here but I’d heard a lot of good feedback from friends and family that it was the right place to pursue my love of science.
With other programs there are hundreds of others students and you don't develop friendships as easily. But doing the associate degree means smaller class sizes, which has been great for building relationships with my teachers and peers. My program also encourages teamwork and we help each other achieve success. It’s not just limited to other students though, as teachers also take an interest in each individual. It’s comforting to know they care about our personal development.
On the study side, there’s a huge emphasis on practical application and we spend hours in labs applying what we learn in theory. Because in the real world there is a higher demand for experienced workers, having laboratory skills will make me more employable. I can perform all the frequently required tasks with confidence.
As part of my program I got to go on work-placement at a Skin Pathology clinic where I was able to apply what I’d learned and gauge what was needed of me in the real world. I also now understand how fortunate I was to have received so much hands on practical teaching in my course.
If you are interested science but don’t know exactly what stream to follow, do this program. You are exposed to different streams of science and offered pathways into the bachelor degrees.
I love what I do because I am working towards understanding that what may seem complex and choatic is actually simple and ordered.