Michelle Alvares has put a lot of hard work into her program, the Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical). Now she’s seeing some of the first rewards.
Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)
I was really thrilled to be the recipient of the W. Hogarth Award for best student in 2013 which was great recognition for all the hard work I’ve put into my studies.
I am enthusiastic. I am persistent. I am confident.
Aeronautical engineering is unlike any other kind of engineering. It opens up a totally new world where so many possibilities wait to be explored. Why wouldn’t you want to study it?
In RMIT’s aeronautical engineering programs, you get the opportunity for international study options and work experience within the aeronautics industry, which is what attracted me to my program in the first place.
As part of my program, I got to do a work placement as an aircraft maintenance engineer which was exciting but also reinforced my practical point of view provided me with a place to apply my knowledge.
Putting theory into practice isn’t always a straight-forward process. One of the most fascinating things about aeronautical engineering is that there are almost always multiple ways you can address a problem. One of the biggest skills I’ve picked up so far is being able to break down engineering problems and consider the many different ways I can approach them.
My favourite subject in this course had been the Aero Design Project which gets right to the heart of what I love about aeronautical engineering. The major project consists of building a model plane, which might sound simple, but quickly gets challenging as you apply all you’ve learnt to make the best and most efficient craft possible.
I was really thrilled to be the recipient of the W Hogarth Award for best which was great recognition for all the time and commitment I’ve put into my studies. I am now completing Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical) (Honours) to further my learning.
I love what I do because I get to do what I love.