Josh Gurtler is studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering). He talks about studying mechanical engineering, RMIT's practical approach to teaching, and the RMIT electric racing team.
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Josh Gurtler talks about what it’s like to study at RMIT.
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Mechanical engineering is solving problems and finding the solution to something in the most efficient way possible.
I love designing and building things. Every day there's a new problem to solve.
It’s very challenging but it's also very rewarding.
[Screen title] Why did you choose RMIT?
I chose to study at RMIT because I'm a very hands-on person and I learn best by doing.
RMIT has a very practical course and I get to learn skills such as CAD machining, fabrication and how C&C machines, laser cutters and 3d printers work.
[Screen title] What’s been the highlight?
My favourite part of my degree is working on the electric racing team.
I get to work with a great bunch of people and we design and build a car from scratch, and we get to race in the Formula SAE competition.
[Screen title] Where do you see yourself in the future?
My dream job is working at NASA or another space industry company.
I think it would be really exciting working on cutting-edge technologies.
[Screen title] What advice do you have for future students?
Make sure you supplement your course with extracurricular activities
You learn a lot and meet some great people and have a lot of fun.
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