Expanding on his Japanese qualifications, Yuichi Tsuruma decided to study mechanical engineering at RMIT. His passion for cars has landed him a job at a major automotive company.
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)
The degree gives you exposure to practical hands on learning and incorporates employment-related skills.
Since a very young age, I have always been fascinated by cars. I became a qualified mechanical engineer in Japan, but wanted to become qualified in Australia.
I was attracted to studying at RMIT because it gave me the opportunity to learn English as part of my studies.
As part of my degree, I completed 12 weeks’ vacation work at Ultralift Australia. While there I was a mechanical designer, working on a mobile TV trolley. This provided me with real working experience within a busy environment and in particular learning to manage and prioritise my work load.
I’ve also been heavily involved in the RMIT Racing team. We get to design and produce a Formula 1 prototype while learning project management, manufacturing, technical and professional skills. Being part of the team has also given me exposure to industry standard software such as CATIA, a 3D design software.
I have recently started working at Ford as a Durability Engineering.
I love what I do because it gives me the opportunity to be involved in a sector that I am very passionate about have been from a young age.