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.
Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
In my undergraduate degree, environmental geochemistry showed me how much we humans degrade the environment in our quest to meet our needs – especially in the mining sector.
Waterways in the oil-producing region of my country are very polluted, so a postgraduate degree in environmental engineering will be handy in cleaning them up and mitigating future pollution.
When I return home to Nigeria after studying, I hope to work in high-level government departments helping to restore waterways in the southern part of the country to a healthier state. I also hope to work with the United Nations to improve the environment we live in.
When I was looking for universities in Australia offering a master’s degree in environmental engineering, RMIT stood out with some exciting courses such as water treatment engineering, and advanced technologies for wastewater reclamation infrastructure.
Case studies used for projects in class help simulate industry experience as they are real world problems. An example includes working on the optimisation of the wastewater treatment plant at Werribee.
These subjects and experience all relate to the career path I hope to follow, and contribute to my aims of improving the environment in my country.