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Engineering new opportunities

Victoria University student Ryan Santos is pursuing new engineering career opportunities by improving his  high level automation skills.

After completing a degree in chemical engineering and spending five years in the industry, Ryan decided he wanted to specialise and focus his future on a career in automation and systems control.

The commercial and industrial landscape is changing with increased automation. Operators can control processes from any location – the room next door, next suburb, and in the future from a tablet on a beach in Bali.

Victoria University's Sunshine campus provides high level training with an automation set-up, designed to scale, where students learn using the latest systems control technology. Automation uses control systems and information technologies to optimise productivity in the production of goods and delivery of services.

The factory-like learning environment at Sunshine allows students to practice their skills without the risk of the financially damaging side effects of learning in a live factory setting.

Ryan Santos said, "The tailored teaching plan and flexible classroom mean that the lecturers are teaching me what I need to know to succeed as an automation engineer. I have a great deal of face to face time with my tutors."

Ryan is taking subjects in Process Control, Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition Systems, and Industrial Networking as part of the Advanced Diploma Engineering Technology Electrical.

"I am developing a Process Control project in a flexible environment whereby I work in the project area independently every day and liaise with my teacher a number of times a week." Ryan said.

Ryan looks forward to joining a company as an Automation Engineer.

Ryan Santos is available for interview

Media contact:

Christine White,

Public Affairs Unit, Victoria University,  

9919 4322; 0434 602 884; [email protected]

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