Neelu Shrestha was volunteering in rural villages in Nepal when she became interested in engineering as a tool of improvement.
Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
I always believed engineers are problem solvers. I want to make our lives easier with the available resources and that is what engineering enables us to do.
When I was studying, there was one subject on semiconductor device fabrication that really ignited my passion for working in that area. It opened my eyes to the possibilities and opportunities in this sector, including ones I hasn’t even known existed.
But that was one of the reasons I chose this course, the diversity of the subjects. I chose the university because RMIT had a reputation for providing the best technical study option. The academics and their research areas were impressive, and the teachers have always been helpful and supportive of their students.
The Work Integrated Learning Program over summer break was invaluable. As a foreign student, it was an excellent way to adjust to the work culture of Australia – It’s very different to the culture in Nepal!
I am working in the sector now, have worked on published journal articles and was even a sessional tutor at RMIT for two semesters, but my ambition is to complete my PhD in test structures (semiconductor physics).