A double degree combining Food Technology and Nutrition with Chemical Engineering is the perfect platform from which Molly Coleman can pursue a career within the food processing industry.
Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition)/Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)
When I visited the RMIT campus I immediately felt comfortable but also excited at the opportunities available to me there.
I grew up on a farm so I have a strong passion for agriculture and food production. When looking at courses, I was interested in combining my passion for food and my aptitude for analytical problem solving. Engineering always stood out to me as a challenging degree that kept my career options open.
I visited many universities when trying to decide where to study. For me, University involved organising accommodation, getting a job to support my living expenses and learning how to be independent. I wanted a Uni that was simple in providing a great space to study, relatable teachers and extra support if needed.
When I visited the RMIT campus I immediately felt excited at the opportunities available to me there. The city campus had a great energy and challenged me to get outside my comfort zone.
My program is project based which works in extremely well with my hands-on style of learning. The RMIT food technology labs are such an engaging environment to work in. Being able to work with equipment used in the industry is always exciting.
I completed my Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placement at the Gippsland Soil and Organic Recycling Facility. I worked on projects facilitating the treatment of industrial food waste and other organics for reuse as compost. It wasn’t until I did my student placement that I realised how much I’d learnt at RMIT directly applied to real-world projects.
I am currently completing an internship with the yogurt company Chobani developing and implementing processing efficiencies. In the future I hope to contribute to the growing need for sustainable food production practices and development of new technology in the food industry.