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    Chao hopes to change lives through IT

    An inquisitive mind and deep desire to help others led Chao Liang to Australia to study a postgraduate Information Technology degree with Charles Darwin University. But relocating his life from northern China to Darwin was just the start of Chao’s journey of personal discovery, which would enrich his learning experience as an international student.

  • CDU student Srijana Ghimire standing against a backdrop of a national park in the Northern Territory

    A rising star in local engineering industry: Meet Srijana

    Since graduating with a Master's degree in engineering, Srijana landed a dream job with a local engineering firm, has worked on fantastic projects, and was even awarded the 2019 Young Achiever by Northern Association of Women in Construction.

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    Hao’s honing in on microwave photonic technology

    After studying at Tianjin University of Technology and working as an electronics engineer for big brands like Samsung and Honeywell, Hao moved from China to Darwin to study a Master's degree at CDU. He's now working towards his PhD in microwave photonic signal processing.

  • CDU student Bijay Lamsal in a green field

    Rural Indonesia to nuclear sites in NSW: Bijay's expeditions

    For Nepalese student Bijay, studying engineering at CDU has been a family affair. And as an external student who’s now pursuing a Master’s degree, his studies have taken him from a rural village in Indonesia to a nuclear energy site in NSW.

  • Lego engineers standing among engineering plans

    So, you want to be an engineer?

    You might not realise is that being an engineer can mean many, many things. Here's how to decide on whether Engineering - and which course - is right for you.

  • Engineering surveying Indonesia 1800X800 Shannon Kieran

    Sustainability, socialising and studying abroad: Shannon’s story

    As an NT local, Shannon always had her sights set on CDU for when she finished Year 12. She’s now in her fourth year of studying a Bachelor of Engineering/Master of Engineering (Civil & structural) at the Casuarina campus in Darwin. Shannon will be graduating with great memories from her time at uni: she’s travelled to Indonesia on a humanitarian research trip and made new friends.

  • Rikki in her graduation gown and cap smiling

    From bridging course to Mechanical Engineering

    When Rikki Bruce graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from CDU, she was nominated by her lecturers as a valedictorian for her outstanding personal achievements and academic record. Here's her full graduation speech, where she shares her determination to create a better future for her family. 

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    Civil engineering success

    Are you thinking of studying engineering, but unsure about what’s involved or nervous about the challenges ahead? The fear of being defeated played as a key motivator for Sky McFarlane in completing her Bachelor of Civil Engineering. 

  • Kieran Marchant middle

    Tackling real-world challenges with engineering

    If you’ve always had an interest in science, maths and technology, see how you can apply these theories to practical challenges and help shape a better future. Kieran Marchant completed a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Chemical Engineering at CDU, with the ambition to work on a revolutionary project at the pinnacle of technology to meet the needs of the world.

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