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Aaron’s engineering work will help save lives

28 May 2018

Recent USC graduate Aaron Fysh of Burpengary is now working on projects that will help save lives on our roads.

Aaron, 23, landed a job with RoadTek, the construction arm of the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) after completing a Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Civil Engineering, last year.

The former St Columban's College student was among 1,700 students to formally graduate from USC last month.

Aaron is employed as a project systems representative which contributes to the delivery of transport infrastructure solutions on the Sunshine Coast.

“Currently I am working with a small crew close to home. We are delivering road safety projects in high-fatality areas to improve safety for motorists,” Aaron said.

Aaron’s study of engineering at USC began when he was at high school, thanks to USC’s Headstart program, which enables Year 11 and 12 students to complete university-level subjects that count towards their Queensland Certificate of Education.

“It wasn’t until I started in the Headstart program that I realised how much I enjoyed engineering,” he said. “Once I started my first two subjects, I absolutely loved it from that point on.”

As well as having gained credit towards his degree through Headstart, Aaron said he chose to study at USC because the smaller campus provided for a more personalised learning experience.

“I really liked that some of the lectures were a bit different to someone standing out the front and just talking,” Aaron said.

“There were some lectures where it turned into more of a class discussion, so it was a lot more hands-on learning, which made it a lot more interesting.”

Applications are now open for mid-year entry to study at USC, with Semester 2 starting July 23. Details on how to apply can be found here.

USC’s annual Open Day at its main Sunshine Coast campus will be held on Sunday 22 July and at its Caboolture campus on Sunday 5 August.
- Tom Snowdon

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