Study Engineering at Deakin University
When I was researching all the universities, I think there were a few things that brought Deakin out compared to everything else. Studying engineering at Deakin is amazing because it’s got all the facilities and everything that a student would need. It’s got 3D printers like laser cutters and everything ready for me to be able to use it at anytime. That’s something that stood out to me. Deakin offers a range of under graduate engineering degrees. From civil, to electrical and electronics, environment, mechanical, and mechatronics. There’s a lot of great facilities that are available to students at Deakin. So at Deakin we have access to CADET, which is the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training. It’s a new engineering building that gives us access to a whole heap of fantastic facilities. Deakin incorporates a lot of hands on work which is really important to me because I feel like engineering is a lot less text book and a lot more actually doing it and then learning it on the job. Project-Oriented Design-Based learning is a new way to look at teaching the engineering course. Basically instead of just having lectures, taking notes and then sitting an exam, we’re tasked with a project that we need to work in a group, build a design solution and then we’ll test that solution at the end in place of an examination. Electrical and electronic engineering is a field that provides a lot of options for students after they graduate. Another very big field at the moment is renewables. That’s where all of my interests is at, is how we’re going to produce energy without burning coal and natural gas and everything, and have a self sustained university. So mechatronics engineering is a fantastic opportunity to play with real life robots. The ability to take your inquisitive nature and your problem solving abilities and apply them to real world problems that have a really big impact in the general society. So in the future I’m hoping to work in assistive robotics Which is basically, robotics aimed at helping people with limited movement. So it might be helping people to move around with prosthetics, or maybe like a robot arm for people that aren’t able to lift things naturally. Going to uni at Deakin has been a very rewarding experience where you get to learn a lot on the spot and then also exercise those skills in any other field that you’re working in and I believe that it’s a really important part of my journey at this point.