Tim Goodson is one of our many students who were enticed by the idea of studying engineering as a double degree. It was the Faculty’s reputation combined with the opportunity to study politics and international studies that sold Tim on Monash University.
“I felt that studying both engineering and social sciences would give a great deal more breadth to my studies and provide further opportunities.”
Having always been fascinated with tinkering and a drive to better the world, engineering seemed the obvious choice for Tim.
“Throughout school I enjoyed physics and understanding energy and motion in their different forms, however it was a growing belief that the world desperately needed to reorientate away from current sources of energy and ideas around energy usage. I saw a great opportunity to contribute to this change through engineering and hope that I will in the future be able to contribute to a transition I see as imperative.”
Tim chose mechanical engineering as his discipline after coming very close to choosing chemical engineering. Mechanical engineering won out because of its relevance to energy and energy conversion processes.
“Mechanical engineering, like all engineering fields, is extremely theoretical, with many courses very mathematical in their basis, although this is sometimes daunting, it provides an extremely strong base of knowledge for confronting engineering problems.”
Tim has been involved with the Leadership in a Technological Environment program and Engineers without Borders. He feels its co-curricular activities like these that make studying worthwhile.
“I am becoming increasingly involved with Engineers without Borders and am currently a coordinator of an Australia wide program. It is my involvement with EWB that gives purpose to my engineering studies.”
In the future after some time travelling the world, Tim hopes “to work in the international development sector or to work towards the development and expansion of the green energy industry in Australia and globally.”