Student profile – Jamuna Boodhram
My sister, who works for Emirates Airlines, inspired me to study aviation science. I’ve always wanted a challenging career and not just a nine-to-five job, and aviation seemed to be ideal.
I chose RMIT because it is ranked among the best universities in Melbourne for engineering, and the aviation degree is really well structured.
The aviation degree is great preparation for work. The assignments are challenging and emphasise case studies, so we apply what we’re learning to real situations.
A highlight of my studies so far has been researching my own project on the Emirates Airlines route network and product strategies in a global perspective. Applying theory to a practical problem, will help me when applying for work in the future.
I’ve enjoyed studying the human factors in aviation. Safety is crucial and I’ve learned how to ensure a safe workplace. I also liked the Aircraft Systems course because it contained a lot of engineering detail. I’ve also gained team leadership skills and have become more responsible and self-reliant. These are very useful attributes to have.
Because I’m studying something that I enjoy, I know that whatever situation I face at work in the future, my job will be satisfying.