Meet our Engineering students

Our students get the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to set them up for success

Rachelle Ough

Rachelle Ough (pictured above) is a second-year Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial) Honours/ Diploma in Languages (Japanese) student.

“I attended many science, technology and engineering camps and expos, and I knew I wanted to learn more about engineering, especially robotics,” says Ough.

“I chose La Trobe as the Bundoora campus is surrounded by nature – which is important to me as I’m from a farming background – and I can also study a Diploma in Languages concurrently.”

Ough is developing her engineering experience through group projects. “They allow me to challenge myself and engage with topics that put my classroom learning to the test,” she explains. “I’m looking forward to solving real world problems through professional workplace opportunities in my final year.”

“After graduating, I would love to work in the robotics and mechatronics engineering industry, and explore career options with international companies.”

Matthew Nicholson

Matthew Nicholson is a student in our Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) degree.

“I chose Civil Engineering because of the opportunities it offers,” says Nicholson. “I know several engineers who have worked on very interesting projects both in Australia and internationally, and I wanted to do the same.”

Choosing to study at La Trobe was an easy decision for Nicholson.

“La Trobe has an excellent reputation, but I knew it was the right place for me when I attended Open Day. The staff, facilities and campus atmosphere were exactly what I was looking for – I felt at home,” he says.

The learning environment, says Nicholson, has been the best part of his degree.

“You’re exposed to a wide range of subjects and are continually learning new skills, all while working alongside great people in a positive learning environment.”

“I am looking forward to graduating and achieving my goal of becoming a civil engineer. I would also love the opportunity to work on projects around the world.”

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