Angus Gillespie was overseas when he got a call offering him a scholarship to study engineering at Monash University.
“I was so excited and honoured as Monash was my first preference and to be called and offered a scholarship just a few hours after receiving my VCE results was amazing.”
“I have always been interested in finding practical solutions to everyday problems and studying Engineering was a way for me to use and enhance this ability. Engineers drive so many of the technological breakthroughs that enhance our society, and I wanted to be one of them.”
When it came to choosing his engineering discipline, Angus chose mechanical engineering.
“The reason I chose Mechanical engineering was the different subjects and areas that the degree exposes you to. In a single day I might learn about the principles behind the Jet engine, the dynamics of a robot arm and how blood flows through arteries in the human body.”
Along with a scholarship, Angus has also had the opportunity to be a part of the leadership in a Technological Environment program.
“Through the LITE program I have learnt more about myself and developed skills that have helped me not only with my study but also in my life outside of University.”
Angus is not far away from graduating and is currently working on his final year project, which is to redesign part of the Monash Wind Tunnel.
“This was a challenge and a huge responsibility as the tunnel is utilised by companies and researchers from around Australia. Being able to work on a project of this scale was amazing and the skills I have learnt have been invaluable.”
“Engineering is one of the most challenging degrees that you can do, however it is also one of the most rewarding. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or make mistakes, because that is all part of the University and learning experience. At Monash University there is so much support for students that if you want to, you can achieve anything you want.”