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Meet some of our current students and graduates in environmental and sustainable engineering.
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours)
Adam Steer sees the environment as a series of connected systems. By applying environmental engineering principles via his study at RMIT, he’s hoping to contribute to positive change in the world.
Adele Faraone is gaining industry experience working at an engineering firm while she completes her degree in environmental engineering.
Master of Sustainable Practice
Amanda McAlister’s desire to be at the cutting edge of a new area of knowledge led her to begin the Master of Sustainable Practice program.
Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy)
After working as an engineer in the marine sector, Andrew Dawkins is following his passion for renewables and sustainability by studying the Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy).
Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, inspired Bede Doherty to re-focus his career so he did postgraduate studies in sustainable energy. He is now making a difference in the automotive industry.
Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours)
RMIT alumni Casey Masters used the skills he learned in his Sustainable Systems Engineering degree to implement an Environmental Management System for a manufacturing facility.
With a passion for understanding the engineering process of products from start to finish, Daniel Chan is studying an undergraduate degree in sustainable systems engineering.
Dianne chose RMIT's Master of Sustainable Practice program to expand her knowledge of the sustainability/environmental management sector.
Dinesh Nijhawan decided to study environmental engineering to help improve the world's drinking water problem. He chose RMIT because of the combination of theory with practical knowledge.
Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)
With a passion for creating a better world, Emily Brebner is completing a double degree in sustainable systems engineering and industrial design.
PhD (Environmental Engineering)
Emily Hepburn’s combined experience from her research masters and her work with an environmental consultancy gave her the skills and confidence required to tackle a PhD in hydrogeology.
Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering)(Honours)
With a passion for the wider sustainability cause, George Coulloupas chose to study sustainable systems engineering at RMIT. He hopes to represent the environment and help those less fortunate.
Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
Gerianne Robles is exploring the potential of biogas as a renewable energy alternative as part of her Masters of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) research program.
A desire to leave the world a better place led James Tetlow to postgraduate studies in sustainable energy. He’s now working as a Project Director for the Sustainable Urban Precincts Program at RMIT.
Using his mechanical engineering experience, Jason Moore is undertaking postgraduate study to move his career into the sustainable energy field.
Joel Edwards is trying to work out the best way to treat household food waste, so that it minimises its environmental impact in a cost effective way.
Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours)
When she graduates, Mariah Murphy aims to work in the land contamination sector while using her skills to benefit both the environment and the community.
Studying environmental engineering has developed Megan's problem solving skills and enabled her to determine the most suitable option from a series of alternatives.
Curious about how things work, Nurul often dreamed about building inventions that would solve world problems.
Juggling studies in sustainable systems engineering with being a mother, Ruth is looking forward to designing systemic sustainable solutions, rather than try to clean up after poor ideas.
Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Travelling opened Sarah Magner’s eyes to the need for sustainable solutions to fundamental problems, and the same concerns inspired her to embark on her engineering and business program.
With extensive experience in engineering and management, Scott White decided to follow his passion for the environment through the Master of Sustainable Practice.
As part of her sustainable systems engineering degree Susan Ahmad completed a work placement in the transportation industry to gain the experience needed to secure a full-time job as a graduate.
Temitope Adebowale wants to use the knowledge from his Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) program to help rehabilitate areas damaged by mining in his home country, Nigeria.
Inspired by industry projects during her studies and the need for more women in STEM, Thea Mucas is blazing a trail in environmental engineering.
Studying a degree in environmental engineering allows Therese Pham to follow her passion for sustainability and the environment while using her strengths in problem solving, reasoning and analysis.
Problem-solving and a love of industrial design are combined in Thomas O'Dwyer's program choice, and he hopes to turn those passions into a career in the transport industry.
Weinan Zhang's desire for a better tomorrow motivated him to study the Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy).