RMIT's emphasis on industry involvement and practical teaching stood out from other universities when Zoe was choosing where to study.
Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)
I've always been interested in working with computers and electronic devices. The focus on practical, hands-on work drew me to study electrical and electronic engineering.
RMIT is well-known for the quality of its engineering programs. The emphasis on industry involvement and practical teaching made the program stand out from those at other universities. There are also great opportunities to become involved in a range of activities and groups and there is a very positive, welcoming environment.
The main highlight of my studies has been creating my Design 3 project. This involved working in a group of five to build a robot for the National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition. I learnt a range of skills in not only electronic system development, but in project management and team work.
During my time at RMIT I’ve received the ExxonMobil Award, the SP Ausnet Woman’s Scholarship and the API Bursary. I will also be undertaking a work placement with SP Ausnet over the summer. This will allow me to develop a greater understanding of the engineering industry, and experience first-hand the role of an engineer.
I’m a member of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Branch Leaders, so I help organise and run a variety of events such as barbeques, end of year dinners and RMIT Open Day. This role has given me the opportunity to meet a range of other students, and participate in a number of activities, giving me a well-rounded university experience.
I’m interested in working with sustainable energy and in a position which links with my strong background in programming. My dream is to be involved in the development of new electronic products. I’ve always wanted to create a new gadget which can be used for entertainment or to make people’s lives easier. “