Lance Fang is making the most out of his aerospace engineering degree, including undertaking an internship in China and being part of the RMIT UAS Research Team.
Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)
Work placement in China
Aerospace engineering at RMIT is a great program because you’re able to experience more hands-on activity and there are many opportunities to help you increase your knowledge.
It was my science teacher at secondary school, who got me interested in the space shuttle. This led to a broader interest in how planes flew, how they landed, how they were controlled, the cost, air crash investigations, and the various types of aircrafts.
I decided to study at RMIT because it’s more practical than other universities and allows you to specialise from the first year. I didn’t want to wait two years to start learning about aerospace engineering, so I chose RMIT.
There have been two highlights to my studies.
The first was joining the RMIT Unmanned Ariel Systems (UAS) Research Team, which involves remote controlled multi-rotors and fixed-wing aircrafts. Being part of this team has provided me with insight into UAS’s and their connection to aerospace engineering. I’ve made new friends and the team feels like a big family. It has also given me the chance to make industry connections and take part in industry related projects.
The second highlight was going to China to represent RMIT as an intern at COMAC, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China. The internship was a fantastic opportunity to witness first-hand how an aircraft company operates.
In the next few years I’m planning to undertake a further research studies and then find a job. I hope that my degree will eventually lead me to a job at Rolls Royce, Boeing, Airbus, COMAC, or GE in the field of programming or Computer Aided Design.