Now an inspection engineer in the oil and gas industry, Patrick Harding first connected with his employer while studying his double degree at RMIT.
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
I love solving problems, overcoming challenges and improving my understanding of how things work. I'm very glad to have chosen to study Chemical Engineering at RMIT and to be happily working in this field. I wouldn’t change a thing.
I love solving problems, overcoming challenges and improving my understanding of how things work.
I first became interested in chemical engineering in high school. I knew that I wanted to study something practical, challenging, interesting and eventually, well paid.
At RMIT I became the Treasurer of the Chemical Engineering Students Association and Vice President of an Honours Students Society. These roles were vital in preparing me for the workforce.
When I began working as an intern for large oil and gas industry employer I realised I was ready to work. I had a realistic expectation of what it would be like thanks to RMIT.
The 12-week internship helped me refine my understanding of the industry and confirmed that I had made the right choice.
I graduated in 2009 during the global financial crisis but I was fortunate to have built a strong resume through my studies and leadership roles in extracurricular activities. I was offered a graduate position with the company I did my internship with and have been developing my knowledge and experience as a professional engineer ever since.
Working in oil and gas offers endless challenges and rewards. It continually pushes you to better understand how things work, from the simplest to the most complicated of concepts.
I'm very glad to have chosen to study Chemical Engineering at RMIT and to be happily working in this field.
I wouldn’t change a thing.