Given the opportunity to enter a field that develops the technology that can improve the lives of people with serious injury or illness, Shahwaiz just couldn't say no.
Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)
I was always interested in the way things worked, and really enjoyed physics in high school.
I decided to study at RMIT as it is known for engineering programs and provides great opportunities for practical experience and group work. I believe this will make me better prepared and able to adapt what I learn for the real world.
The highlight of my studies has been in the anatomy labs. We undertake body painting where we paint the muscles and bones onto one another. The way you see these elements in text books is so different to seeing them painted onto a real person. It helps develop your understanding however how the human body works.
Apart from the knowledge I have gained about biomedical engineering, I have also developed team work and leadership skills. These skills will help me through the rest of my studies and working in teams in industry.
My favourite course has been programming, mostly because when I learn a new method or feature, I can apply it right away and see how it works. Then when something isn’t working, I get instantaneous feedback and it makes it like a game or a challenge to get it right.
Hopefully, next year I’ll be able to go on exchange to America. I believe this will give me a different perspective and opportunities to meet other likeminded people.“