A common quality held by many Engineering students is a love of the practical, and Mechanical Engineering student Ilani Jamin is a great example of this.
“The usefulness and the practical nature of engineering skills was what lead to my decision to pursue engineering as career. When I was younger, I always enjoyed trying to do things differently and taking different approaches to making things.”
After a common first year, in which students sample some of the different disciplines of engineering, Monash Engineering students are given the chance to choose a specialisation.
“I chose Mechanical Engineering because of its broad scope. I get to learn the basics of many aspects of engineering, including chemical, materials, design and electrical. The broad nature of the course has given me the opportunity to observe and understand various mechanical applications. I get to experiment on a variety of problems to get a taste of what suits my interests before having to venture into something more specific.”
As an international student, Ilani studied at the Sunway Campus of Monash University before moving to the Clayton Campus.
“I’ve really enjoyed being able to participate in many activities on campus that suit my specific interests. The campus environment is very relaxing and the university supports its students.”
After graduating, Ilani hopes to work in the oil and gas industry.