Hayley Whitehead wanted to learn about robots and enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours).
Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours)
The highlight of my studies has been the Women in Engineering Mentoring Program.
I wanted to study robots so I enrolled in RMIT’s undergraduate engineering program in advanced manufacturing and mechatronics. I was especially attracted to the central CBD location.
The highlight of my studies has been the Women in Engineering Mentoring Program. This is where female students who are entering into male dominated industries, including engineering, can get career insights from mentors to assist in overcoming any gender biases in their future industry.
I undertook work experience at Boeing Aerostructures Australia over the summer, which helped prepare me for the workplace. I also gained global experience by taking up the RMIT’s Intenational Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) with an automotive development company for a year in Aachen, Germany.
I’m part of VicHyper, which is the only Australian team developing a pod prototype for the international SpaceX Hyperloop competition.
My advice to future RMIT engineering students is to take advantage of all the opportunities that you can! In the future, I’d love to work for Boeing.