After travelling the world as a child, Karim Eldib appreciated the engineering that keeps planes in the sky. Now he’s exploring engines of all kind as he embarks on a career in mechanical engineering.
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)
The best experience in my program so far, has been working for Solvay Energy Services in their mines in Granada, Spain.
Having been fortunate enough to travel the world as a child and teenager, I was drawn to looking at the mechanics of aircraft and how it is these massive objects manage to stay in the sky, which led me towards mechanical engineering as a career.
Friends recommended RMIT as being the best place to offer the subjects that I was interested in but I’ve gotten a lot more out of it that just that.
I’ve also gained a lot out of the internship opportunities offered in my program. The best experience in my program so far has been working for Solvay Energy Services in their mines in Granada, Spain. I assisted Solvay engineers in the construction of Europe’s first pre-industrial solar pond.
This project was successful. The mine has hugely decreased fossil fuel consumption and proven solar ponds to be cost effective. I was also able to become fluent in Spanish in six months, which will significantly improve my employment prospects in future.
Throughout my internship and my course I’ve gained insight into the world of engineering and also how important social skills such as communication, teamwork, listening skills are.
There is a lot of hard work involved but there are a lot of rewards, not only at the academic level, but at the level of personal development. Excellent teachers add to the learning experience.
I love what I do because it challenges me and helps me develop skills I never thought I could develop.