Hear what inspired our students to study engineering at RMIT, the challenges and most enjoyable parts of their degrees, what their dream jobs are and why they love what they do.
This video features several RMIT engineering students talking to camera about their inspiration, study experience and future hopes.
Upbeat music plays throughout.
Duration: 2:06 minutes
Engineering at RMIT
Find out what makes RMIT engineering students tick.
[Screen title] What engineering feat inspired you?
Khalid Ismail: I got inspired to be part of creating something new.
Fithriyah Shalihah: The discovery of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Susan Ahmad: The idea of problem solving.
Haydon Hall: I was inspired by the large hadron collider.
Nicolette Gan: It was the moon landing actually.
Zoe Anastassiou: The thought controlled bionic leg.
Megan Gaffney: You've got the typical great engineering feats of Hoover Dam.
Amalia Athanassopoulos: But at the end of the day I even find smaller projects pretty interesting.
[Screen title] Why did you choose to study at RMIT?
Megan Gaffney: I thought it would give me an opportunity to back the theoretical knowledge with a really hands on approach.
Fithriyah Shalihah: It's known for its practical implementation of the theory work.
Nicolette Gan: They've also strong connections with the industry.
Khalid Ismail: Coming from high school to uni was a huge jump.
Nicolette Gan: My time management.
Susan Ahmad: Picking electives.
Haydon Hall: Long nights without sleeping while studying.
[Screen title] What has been the most enjoyable part?
Amalia Athanassopoulos: Just meeting new people.
Khalid Ismail: Meeting new friends.
Megan Gaffney: Getting to know other students and lecturers.
Fithriyah Shalihah: Seeing your design to work, what you've been working so hard on come to life.
[Screen title] What advice do you have for future students?
Susan Ahmad: Attend all your lectures, they are important.
Khalid Ismail: Make new friends.
Megan Gaffney: University ís all about having fun, meeting new people and learning about what you can potentially do in life.
Haydon Hall: Get to know where your twenty four hour computer lab is before you get started.
[Screen title] What is your dream job?
Fithriyah Shalihah: My dream job has always been to go into space.
Haydon Hall: Working in South America on a mine site.
Megan Gaffney: Be working in an Engineering company with opportunities to go overseas.
Zoe Anastassiou: I like engineering because it can take you anywhere.
[Screen title] What is engineering in a nut shell?
Amalia Athanassopoulos: You're trying to figure out a puzzle, youíre trying to get an answer, youíre trying to find a solution.
Fithriyah Shalihah: Engineering to me in one word is ingenuity.
Haydon Hall: Problem solving.
Megan Gaffney: Engineering in one word to me is solutions.
Nicolette Gan: That would be creating.
Zoe Anastassiou: Problem solving.
Khalid Ismail: Thereís ups and downs, but it ís always fun.
[Screen title] I love what I do because.
Amalia Athanassopoulos: Because it's fun.
Haydon Hall: I love what I do because it never gets boring.
Megan Gaffney: I love what I do because it really challenges me.
Khalid Ismail: I get to see new things and I get to do new things.
Fithriyah Shalihah: I love what I do because it makes a real difference.
Zoe Anastassiou: I love what I do because it is constantly changing and pushing the boundaries of what we know.
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