When Canberra-based Matilda was considering which university to attend, she found the perfect fit close to home at The Australian National University (ANU).
Initially she was overwhelmed by the many choices but was drawn to ANU for the unique opportunities and degree combinations.
It was also the systems foundation of the engineering degree that fascinated Matilda as she felt it would help her gain skills to realise her dreams of leading social change.
“A systems engineering degree will help me to greater understand the ways in which all the different aspects of any engineering project connect, interact, and how to organise them for the best result,” says Matilda.
The flexibility of programs at ANU also drew Matilda in, “I could challenge myself with a series of research projects in my research and development degree at the same time as completing a science degree.
"ANU has given me more opportunities to customise my study, be exposed to a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, and push myself.”
Since coming to ANU, Matilda’s perception of life on campus has completely changed. She has experienced first-hand the vibrancy and diversity of campus life.
“ANU doesn’t feel like some exclusive, elitist institution, but like a thriving, diverse community of individuals that still manages to surprise me at least once a day.”
Although Matilda did not initially consider an engineering degree she is enjoying the problem solving and research aspects of the program.
“It is a challenging yet rewarding degree, and for the many goal-oriented young women with a strength in leadership and passion for applying science, I couldn’t recommend another degree more.”
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