Sindhu Shankar is extending her skills and preparing herself for the evolution of the engineering industry by undertaking postgraduate studies in systems support engineering.
Master of Engineering (Systems Support Engineering)
Enterprise Systems Engineer, BAE Systems Australia
RMIT is recognised by Australian companies for teaching degrees that have real world implementation.
After undertaking a double degree in aeronautical engineering and commerce at the University of Sydney, I worked in the Australian defence industries for a few years. To me it was clear that the industry is in a transition period. Australian industries are moving away from traditional systems integration to purchasing off-the-shelf products that require engineers to architect system support solutions. I was motivated to undertake further studies because I wanted to be ready for this evolution.
RMIT is well renowned for its engineering programs. The university’s involvement with industries, in particular Australian defence, is what attracted me to RMIT.
Studying part time, I currently work full time at BAE Systems as an Enterprise Systems Engineer. Working and learning at the same time has really enhanced my learning experience as I can apply what I learn in class to my work and also apply what I know from work to my university learning. I feel more engaged as a student as I experience first-hand, theory to practice.
I really want to pick an honours thesis topic that will be meaningful and make an impact on and be relevant to my industry. I’m hoping that the Master’s degree will make me a well-rounded engineer ideal for a leadership role in a sustainment organisation supporting major Australian assets.
I love what I do because I feel that as an engineer I create true value and that working in defence industries I’m making a real difference helping those who protect us.