Being part of a team of future Engineers at Unimelb

Posted: May 11, 2011 in Mechanical Engineering
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If you do choose to study Engineering at the University of Melbourne you will make a new home out of the Old Engineering Building pictured below, not to mention becoming part of a committed team of uni students focused of learning the key concepts of engineering, participating in all manner of lab and workshop classes, tutorials and attending lectures taken by leaders in their field.

I find that a standard ‘study day’ (where few classes are scheduled) generally involves me arriving at uni at 9:00AM finding a suitable spot in EDS5 spreading my work across the entire table and settling in for the day apart from leaving to maybe get food when I have run out and not really moving until a.) my productivity has dropped to a point where any more attempts at work are futile b.) I have managed to somewhat clear the backlog of work that had to be done or c.) I have got training in the evening, dinner is especially good and I want to get home because I’m starving or finally d.) it is dark outside and I’ve realised that its kinda depressing being at uni after dark as it implies that you just spent a whole day doing work and only managed to barely scratch the surface of the amount of work that you should have already completed by now….

Just another standard day at Unimelb for the Mechanical Engineers 😉 With 9 computers on the one desk I’m pretty sure we can figure out the answer. This photo was taken in Engineering Design Suite 5, a general study and hangout area in the Old Engineering Building where you will generally find someone who can help answer any of your questions.

Upstairs is the Engineering Lounge, a more relaxed area with more study room if you feel cramped.

As a first year student if you decide to take the engineering pathway, you will find yourself enrolled in the subjects ESD 1 and 2 where your workshops will be held in other design studios very similar to the one above, albeit larger and with cool drop-down TV screens to show everyone around the room exactly what they should be doing.

These design studios are open almost all the time, unless other workshop classes are scheduled in them, so there is always somewhere where a group of mates can sit down and discuss anything from the big party coming up on the weekend to the mechanical dynamics assignment that is due tomorrow by 5:00PM that you haven’t even really looked at yet.

  1. SJ says:

    Haha totally agree with your ‘standard’ study day comment. Old eng is like all engineering students’ second home!

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