Studying: Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Tell us about your course...
The first year is a broad coverage of techniques and theory of mechanical engineering properties.
The second year goes more in depth into fluids, dynamics and structures. It gives you a fairly good base to move out into the work force and continue on your studies through work place learning.
What drew you to that field?
I’ve always been mechanically minded, even when I was young I was always building things. Also I came from a family who has always been into engineering as well. So it's something that’s always been in my life since I was little. It was something I could build on when I went into the work force.
What was your favourite subject?
I suppose it was more of the detailed theories. I like the dynamics and fluids where you can get your teeth into it and really understand how things really work rather then the broad based how things are manufactured. Anything more on the technical side was a bit more interesting
What kind of career do you see this leading to?
I suppose I’m in a lucky position, I’ve already found a job, I’m working on the project management side, I’ve also got a finance degree which helps me down that path, but I still do a bit of the design work which I’ve learnt through Central.
Describe a typical day at Central?
The timetables are pretty good for me to work and study. I try to arrive at Central at around 8, set myself up for the day and get some study then at lunch go to lunch with mates for some relax time, then back into the books.
What do you like about studying in the city?
Easy to get to with public transport, it saves on parking so it’s a lot easier for a student budget. It’s a good location so you can head into the city on your breaks or grab something to eat or catch up with mates who maybe be working in the city.
What do you think Central offers over uni?
I think Central is a great way to start your learning. It gives you a good base understanding of concepts that are needed in the workforce. It can be a faster route into the workforce as well rather then doing a four year degree. You can get an advance diploma in two years and your knowledge really is quite good. It allows you to move into the work force in a decent position.
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