Jason supplemented a degree in environmental management with a Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building to improve his career prospects in the construction industry.
There is a lot to learn in construction, and this is most easily done by putting in a lot of effort. When you can see the results of your work materialise before your very eyes, it’s really rewarding.
After high school I completed an environmental management degree, and I then wanted to further my career opportunities by studying something in the field of construction. I decided that the RMIT Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building would be the perfect continuation of my previous studies while also providing me with a new direction and focus.
In the future, sustainable practices are going to be extremely important. RMIT is strongly focused on instilling a sustainable mindset in its students, and I think this goes a long way to developing people who are aware of the impacts of construction on the planet. By offering this course, RMIT is preparing future construction industry employees to challenge current practices and promote improvement and innovation in the built environment.
As population and urbanisation steadily increase, the density of our cities is going to increase as well – and suburbs surrounding our cities will be affected too. Cities of the future will have a huge need for reliable and extensive public transport, as well as buildings that are both comfortable and sustainable for people to engage with.
My goal in doing a masters degree was to establish a rewarding career in construction, and I managed to do that before I even graduated when I was offered a graduate role with Lendlease. Securing this position before I finished my degree was a major relief and achievement for me. Ultimately I’m hoping to be involved in the design and construction of projects that meet market-leading sustainability targets, either in commercial or residential construction. The course program is challenging but RMIT is helping me learn best practices that will help my career in the built environment.