Studying environmental engineering has developed Megan's problem solving skills and enabled her to determine the most suitable option from a series of alternatives.
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours)
Environmental engineering appealed to me as I have always been particularly interested in the environment and providing sustainable solutions to the everyday issues.
I was interested in studying at RMIT because they offered a hands-on technical approach that was backed with theoretical knowledge. The program gives you fundamental knowledge about a variety of fields including land contamination, wastewater treatment, hydrogeology and water analysis. One of the best parts is the practical skills obtained.
A highlight has been a final year study on determining the natural background levels of key constituents within the Brighton Group aquifer. I have been able to back my theoretical knowledge with practical components such as undertaking groundwater sampling.
I have a completed a number of integrated learning opportunities including working at ExxonMobil and Nillumbik Shire Council. Most recently, I had the opportunity to undertake a research project on air pollution in Vietnam. These opportunities allowed me to appreciate a wide range of what an environmental engineer does.
Throughout my program, I’ve received a number of awards, the most recent being the ExxonMobil Pro Vice-Chancellor Engineering Award, which is based on academic record and community engagement. I also participated in the Environmental Engineering Student Association which has enabled me to create links with other students.
After graduating I hope to travel and work for a consultancy as an engineer. One day I hope to be contributing my skills as an environmental engineer to a sustainable project overseas."