Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Meet Rine
Meet Rine
Meet Rine

What do you study?

I study a Bachelor of Information Technology majoring in Software Design.

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

I chose to study at UQ due to its impressive global reputation as an academic institution with world-class teaching staff. The courses offered at UQ appealed to me as there was a wide range within IT and a flexibility to choose based on individual preference. I also found the courses offered to be very interesting as they cover many emerging topics in IT such as AI and Human-Computer Interaction.

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

I have always had an interest in and aspired to work in STEM, and I had a strong desire to maintain my creativity whilst being intellectually stimulated. IT allows me to design and visualise whilst problem-solving, hence combining key values that define me as an individual. Studying IT also provides a lot of flexibility as there is a vast range of career possibilities at the end of my degree.

What advice do you have for prospective students interested in studying engineering, architecture, computer science and/or information technology at UQ?

If possible, I would talk to anyone having studied IT or worked in the field as they could help answer any questions or give guidance from experience. Furthermore, I would advise them to explore technology and engage with exercises related to basic programming or web design. This could assist them in getting an impression of whether they would enjoy choosing to study a degree in the field of technology.

What is your favourite place on campus?

I would say my favourite place on campus would be the libraries. They are great for doing individual study or getting together with a group of friends. Central Library is probably my favourite one at the minute, as it is really well designed and has great facilities.

What do you love most about your degree?

I love the designing and programming in my degree. I love programming as it allows me to challenge myself and I feel a great sense of achievement when I overcome these challenges. Furthermore, I find that designing for a range of different people has taught me more about the relationship between humans and computers, which I find really interesting. Combining these, it is a very rewarding experience to deliver software which has been created from scratch.

What has been your favourite moment while doing vacation work?

I completed two summer internships at the Norwegian company Altibox, which was one of the best experiences of my life. In both internships, I was an IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) consultant and my main tasks revolved around testing software such as Web/Android/iOS applications, reporting any bugs and suggesting improvements. My favourite aspect was getting to work closely with a range of industry professionals who gave me guidance and taught me how they work together to deliver high-quality software. These IT professionals gave me a warm welcome to the industry and made the experience invaluable. Overall, the experience made me realise I had chosen the industry that was right for me.

What makes you a great EAIT Student Ambassador?

I make a good EAIT Student Ambassador due to my desire to help others and love for IT. Using both my study and work experience, I can relate to future students and give them helpful advice so they can make an informed decision of what to study. Additionally, I am very passionate about IT and would love to help others develop this passion.