Nita Wiroonsup gained international industry experience while studying a Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace at the Bundoora campus.
RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program
RMIT University, Melbourne
RMIT is connected to companies worldwide. This has given me a valuable opportunity to meet, work and build connections globally – this network is what makes RMIT different to other universities.
Nita chose to study at RMIT and complete an international internship at RMIT as part of RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) because of its reputation for producing quality graduates in the aerospace industry around the world.
"As aerospace is one of the most diverse and fast paced industries, I thought I could benefit by the overseas internship that RMIT offers. I was also attracted to the Aerospace Engineering degree at RMIT by its reputation for producing quality graduates to the aerospace industry around the world".
Nita completed her internship at EADS Astrium Space Transportation in Bremen, Germany for nine months. One of the highlights of her work in Astrium was to be a part of thermal testing team for the main thruster assembly of Automated Transfer Vehicle 5 (ATV5). Nita commented that her internship allowed her to "see how very efficient, intelligent, and careful the work is around the company".
"Along with the theoretical side, the study here is also very practical and hands on. With the great learning combination of theory and practice, it will create skills that I think are essential for the real world engineering applications," says Nita.
Nita was actively involved in the extra-curricular activities related to her course including the Aerospace Student Association and International Mentoring Program. "RMIT is very diverse through a number of connections from supporter companies worldwide and a number of international students in every degree. This gives me a valuable opportunity to meet, work, and build the connections with people from around the world in different professional fields".
Nita loves travelling and thoroughly enjoys learning new things in different cultures. Studying at RMIT fulfils one of her dreams to live in Melbourne. She describes her perfect Melbourne experience as one involving a visit to Lygon Street's bustling cafés, plus the city's laneways, festivals and jazz clubs.
"In my second year of University, I lived on Lygon street – the “little Italy” part of Melbourne city where various famous cafés, cake shops, and restaurants are located. It was not unusual for me to get a cup of hot chocolate and a croissant before heading to my favourite class—Solid Mechanics and Materials. I would stay in the building’s computer lab to do my studies after the class, then get the tram or walk to the city to spend my late afternoon or evening at a festival. Melbourne has many little hidden jazz clubs and bars in the laneways that I like exploring with friends on Friday night or during the weekend when the study is not too demanding".