At just 25 years of age, Millan has already completed both a MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering – Technical and a MEM60112 Advanced Diploma in Engineering. Millan is now completing his Bachelor of Engineering with Honours majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland whilst working as a Senior Mechanical Designer at Royal Wolf, where he has been working for the past four years. Read on to find out more about Millan’s educational journey.
Q. Tell us about yourself. Where have you worked in the past, in what roles, industries and for which organisations? A. During my traineeship I worked in the Manufacturing and Engineering team at Royal Wolf as a Mechanical Designer where it was my responsibility to turn concept designs from the customer into a reality by modelling them in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD (computer-aided design) software. In this role I had the opportunity to work on a large variety of jobs from smaller ones such as shipping container cafes to much larger jobs for Eat Street Markets, Mining Camps Australia and projects for the Australian Defence Force.
Q. Before you decided to undertake these qualifications, had you obtained any other tertiary qualifications, either from a university or any other registered training organisation? A. When I was 17 years old I did one year of Civil Engineering however I did not enjoy going straight back into studying following my completion of Year 12 and left this after one year.
Q. Why did you decide to undertake these qualifications and why did you choose to undertake them with Outsource Institute of Technology? A. I wanted to do a traineeship working in engineering and design and it was this that led me to Outsource Institute of Technology. A contributing factor was also the fact that it reduces the time of my university degree as some of the courses I undertook at Outsource Institute count as credit towards my current bachelor’s degree.
Q. Now that you have completed these qualifications, what elements of the training did you find the most useful and what areas are you most likely to use in the workplace? A. In my day-to-day work I have ended up using a bit of everything from my training. This includes the project management elements that I use when dealing with larger jobs and 3D CAD drafting and design that I use for the more intricate design work.
Q. How do you feel your qualifications will advance your career? A. Both my Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Engineering assisted with my bachelor’s degree before I had even started it, whilst also giving me that extra edge for future employment as I will have completed these qualifications on top of my bachelor’s degree.
Q. What is your greatest hope for your career in the future and where do you see yourself in the next few years? A. Hopefully, I will have finished studying! I would also love to go into the research and development side of things (as that’s the fun stuff!).
Q. What do you like to do in your spare time? A. Apart from my bachelor’s degree which consumes a lot of my spare time, I try to relax, get outside and see my friends.
Q. If you could do it again, would you choose the same career field? A. Yes! I love it.
Q. Would you recommend this course and studying with Outsource Institute of Technology to others? A. Definitely. These qualifications are valuable assets towards my future.
With an already established career in Mechanical Engineering at Royal Wolf, who knows where the future will take this young Engineer! Outsource Institute would like to congratulate Millan on completing his Diploma of Engineering – Technical and Advanced Diploma in Engineering and wishes him all the best for his future endeavours. If you would like to find out more information on Outsource Institute of Technology of the courses offered, contact one of our Training and Development Specialists today on 1300 136 904.