Combining his interest for engineering and the physics behind it, Matthew Innes is studying a double degree in physics with electronic and communication engineering.
Bachelor of Science (Physics)/Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) (Honours)
There's a good mix of technical and theoretical skills.
I've always had an interest in communications engineering and the physics behind it. This course seemed perfect for what I wanted to learn.
I decided to study at RMIT as it has always had a strong reputation for giving its students a good technical background in addition to academic knowledge.
The highlight of my studies has been winning the 2015 Telstra University Challenge. Working with five other engineering students, our team was called the Medical Engineering Database Solution (MEDS). We created a device that can share electrocardiogram data between medical professionals – from paramedics to specialists. Our hard work paid off as we beat 21 groups from 11 Australian universities.
I have been receiving an academic merit scholarship from the beginning of my degree based on my VCE results and maintaining a high GPA. I’ve also received a number of prizes for my academic achievement in both engineering and physics.
In the next few years, I will complete my extended placement and my studies, before graduating and entering the workforce. Admittedly, I'm still not sure where I want to end up. I'd like to try both the research and telecommunications industries and see which I find more enjoyable.