Casey McGuire’s interest in applied science brought her from the country to RMIT to complete a Bachelor of Science. The city campus provided a welcoming environment and a focus on practical learning.
Bachelor of Science
RMIT’s Applied Science degree offers so much practical experience; setting up and using equipment, operating spectrometers, analysing soil samples, working with liquid nitrogen. It’s knowledge that I’ll use in the workplace.
Coming from a small country town, RMIT seemed a great fit for me. The Science school is well respected; the teachers are so knowledgeable - they encourage curiosity. The classes are small and the environment friendly.
I have always been interested in how things work, on a scientific level.
The Applied Science degree offers great practical experience; we’re taught how to use equipment, operating spectrometers, analysing soil samples, working with liquid nitrogen. It’s knowledge that I’ll use in the workplace.
Most of my subjects are chemistry based so as a contrast I chose an elective in ‘Astronomy and Black Holes’. Dealing with theorised partials and the formation of black holes was a great distraction!
The program offers such a variety of subjects to study. It’s great for people who are not sure what specific field of science they want to pursue.
Working as a PASS Facilitator (in Peer Assisted Study Sessions) I mentor first year chemistry students with their studies. It has helped build my confidence, as well as giving me the chance to meet students from other programs and create contacts with the teaching staff.
Chemistry can take you into many fields and roles. I’m interested in Analytical or Environmental Chemistry or possibly Forensics, but first I’d like to undertake further studies at RMIT to complete my Honours in Chemistry.
I am curious, friendly and enthusiastic!
I love what I do because you can see the scientific theory you study taking place in everyday life.