After deciding he needed a challenge, Joshua Witbreuk is studying a degree in aerospace engineering which he hopes will take him around the world, or even to the stars.
Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)
The opportunity to spend a year working for Rolls-Royce in Germany not only exposed me to professional engineering on an unrivalled scale, but gave me the chance to immerse myself in German culture.
I decided to study at RMIT as they provide engineering students with a kind of work exposure that no one else in Melbourne offers to the same level. The University is also hands-on, accessible and the courses are well-structured.
The aerospace engineering program provides quite possibly hundreds of industry opportunities. The work experience component of the program is well emphasised from the end of second year and diverse and frequent opportunities are provided to us as we go.
The RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) has been the highlight of my study by far. The opportunity to spend a year working for Rolls-Royce in Germany not only exposed me to professional engineering on an unrivalled scale, but gave me the chance to immerse myself in German culture. I have made professional and personal connections all across the globe and managed to see a good deal of the world all while tying it quite strongly to my studies.
Outside of uni, I am an educator at the Victorian Space Science Education Centre and I volunteer with my local Country Fire Authority (CFA).
One of my favourite extensions to the famous quote “Aim for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars” is “…or the gaping mass of empty space between celestial bodies.” That in a nutshell is where I hope this degree will take me, upwards and onwards, however not so far as to somehow lose a sense of humour along the way.