RMIT's strong connection to industry has provided Eunyeong practical experience and valuable insight into the automotive industry.
Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering)
I’ve always been interested in cars and this led me to work as an apprentice mechanic. I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of the engineering aspects of the automotive industry and decided to study an automotive engineering degree.
I chose RMIT as I wanted to study in a practical environment and through research I found RMIT to be the most compatible to my needs.
During my studies most of the courses have been based on experiments. These require computational methods to solve problems, which can be applied to real world engineering problems. This has helped me gain skills in problem solving and communications which both are core skills for an engineer.
RMIT has been a great networking tool as there are so many connections to industry. I’ve visited many automotive plants including Toyota, HSV, Holden and Ford. These visits have provided me with a valuable insight into the industry. I’ve also been doing an industry-based project with AutoCRC and Holden, which has exposed me to the pressure and time constraints of large companies. I’ll also be undertaking an internship next year at Continental in Germany.
I’ve have been lucky enough to win a number of awards during my studies including the Hyundai Project Scholarship, awarded to a third year student for best overall achievement, and the Futuris Automotive Prize for the best Bachelor of Automotive Engineering student.
My advice to other students would be to try to be involved in as many industry-based project or related work as possible. It’s also important and be proactive in interacting with lecturers and tutors (they are good resources). Also, the library resources are brilliant!
After completing my internship at Continental in Germany, I will commence my PhD at RMIT. After this I hope to work as an researcher in noise, vibration and harshness in the automotive industry.