Designing the future of sport

After a leap-of-faith move from Sydney to study at VU, Georgie Bevan’s commitment and global learning experience has helped her land her dream job.

“I was interested in sport and engineering at school, and Victoria University was one of just three universities in Australia to offer a degree combining both.

VU connects you with students and teachers from your key focus areas which makes it all the more interesting. I also appreciated our small class size of about 20 which allowed us to become a really close team.

In second year, along with six of my classmates, I was selected for the annual study tour to Sheffield Hallam University in England – one of the world’s leading universities in sports technology. For two weeks, we produced an innovative and lightweight cricket pad, while ensuring its performance was maintained. I loved travelling to the UK and getting hands on with the design, prototyping and testing process of a product.

I am now employed as an irrigation designer and field of play consultant for SPORTENG. I applied for an administration role but when they saw my degree and motivation they offered me a design role. I’ve worked on everything from major stadiums around Australia to assisting local councils improve their existing sporting facilities. It’s so satisfying seeing your work come to life.”

Course studied

Bachelor of Engineering Science (Sports Engineering)
Offered now as Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Sports Engineering)