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.
Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)
The ability to couple an engineering degree with my design degree couldn’t be more perfect. It has ended up steering me on a career path of which I never even dreamed.
I am passionate about my program because I want to use my skills to help make positive change in the world. I’m determined to work at the forefront of sustainable transport systems around the globe, leading and inspiring teams of people to achieve their best and help the world achieve sustainability.
After having transferred from my original course to sustainable systems engineering and industrial design, I chose to study at RMIT because as far as I am aware, it is the only institution in the world that offers my double degree – when I graduate, I will be among the first in the world to do so.
I’ve been lucky to be able to get involved in so many non-academic activities as well: Ultimate Frisbee, the Mates at RMIT mentoring program, and speaking at the Melbourne International Student Conference. I would urge all new students to get involved in uni life. You’ll find doors opening for you where you never even knew doors existed.
I am so thankful towards RMIT for everything that it provides – I can’t imagine myself anywhere else. I have been able to tailor every aspect of my university life to be as positive and helpful as it can be, and by making the most of opportunities available through the wealth of resources at RMIT, I’m setting myself up for success in the future.