Originally from Tasmania, Samuel moved to Canberra to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science degree at ANU.
“One of the most important things for me when I chose where to study was the employment outcomes at the end of my degree. The ANU engineering degree, which is developed in close partnership with Australian industry, was able to offer this. The engineering degree in particular is more flexible than at most other universities in Australia. The first three semesters are the same for all engineering students, so I was only required to choose my major in my second year after being exposed to the basics of the majors on offer at the ANU.”
Through his studies, Samuel has had the opportunity to spend two weeks in Singapore on the Enabled Futures Study Tour, discovering assistive technology for people with disability and ageing technologies.
Samuel has also been involved with the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) group at ANU, where he has been responsible for coordinating the schools outreach program in the ACT and attending two National Councils to assist in establishing the organisation’s goals and strategy.
Samuel’s advice to prospective students thinking of coming to ANU to study is “to give it a go. The flexible structure both within and combining degrees and wide variety of courses on offer mean that there’s a chance to explore more than just your chosen discipline easily.”