University of Melbourne : Careers Guide 2012
Solar cells for sale Manufacturing & Design The gap between innovation and commercially viable manufacturing comes down to the price and lifespan of the product. Solar cell technology has been a prime example of this. DrDavidJones MAKE IT HAPPEN Master of Engineering, Master of Environmental Engineering, Master of Energy Systems Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Environments FIRST DEGREE GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS » Marita Cheng » Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) » Bachelor of Computer Science In 2012, her sixth and final year of studies, Marita became Young Australian of the Year for her work promoting engineering to girls through Robogals Global. Robogals, which Marita founded in 2008, uses fun activities to teach secondary school girls about science and technology. Robogals now has 17 branches across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Marita really liked the fact that engineers build all the things around us. She also appreciated the flexible career options that engineering makes available. “I ’m really enjoying studying engineering at the University of Melbourne because it has allowed me to engage in hands-on learning about robotics,” she says. Her final-year project lets her delve into this area by actually building a robot – both the electronic and mechanical parts of it. The robot will be able to solve a Rubik’s cube, making use of widely available components and open source software so she can share her invention online for other budding engineers to build. Marita says her ultimate goal is to start her own robotics company manufacturing bipedal robots that will help people with a range of daily chores.