Rahul Ratwatte talks about his experience studying biomedical engineering at RMIT, including his work with Engineers Without Borders in Cambodia.
Rahul Ratwatte is studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) at RMIT University. He talks about the potential of biomedical engineering, what he enjoys most about studying, including his work on the Engineers without Borders challenge, where he was awarded a scholarship that allowed him to travel to Cambodia.
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Rahul Ratwatte talks about what it’s like to study at RMIT.
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Biomedical engineering to me is combining the aspects of Medical Sciences with the new technology around the world.
I was really drawn by the potential of the field to come up with these innovative engineering solutions for people from all sorts of backgrounds; those here in Australia and perhaps those around the world who can’t really afford the highest tech solutions.
[Screen title] What do you like most about your degree?
I really enjoyed the practical aspect of the degree because it allows me to apply the theoretical concepts I’ve learned.
Some of the most fun stuff I’ve worked on has been the Engineers Without Borders challenge in my first year and also the 3D design of a wheelchair which is actually going to be 3D printed.
[Screen title] [What’s been the highlight?]
One of the highlights of my degree so far has been taking part in the Engineers Without Borders challenge and as a consequence being awarded a scholarship to go to Cambodia and come up with some enduring solutions to help the communities over there.
I love what I do because it has potential to not just help people one-on-one, but on a large scale and across the world.
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