Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Rohith Nunna
Rohith Nunna
Meet Rohith Nunna

What do you study?

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Business Management majoring in Electrical Engineering and International Business

What/who inspired you to choose engineering?

I was always curious about how things powered by electricity work. If something needed repairing, my face would light up in joy to solve that challenge. Most of the time, it was a swing and a miss, but that made me want to know more.

I was instantly attracted to Maths and Physics in high school. I loved it enough to actively participate in after-class electronics workshops, where we applied what we learned in class to build small electronics from essential circuitry elements. Naturally, that inspired me to choose electrical engineering.

Why did you choose the discipline you are studying?

Electrical engineering is all about harnessing electricity to empower the way we do things.

Without electricity, we wouldn’t be able to do things better and better every day. During my first year of engineering, I gained awareness about those challenges in supplying electricity to Australians in a cost-effective, reliable and sustainable manner. I realised that the solution needs a technical solution that makes a strong business case.

What is one thing about university or engineering that you wished you knew earlier?

I wish I took the initiative to obtain some work experience early on into my program by approaching small engineering firms. It would’ve been a remarkable opportunity to solidify foundational principles in a dynamic environment.

What made you pick engineering at the University of Queensland over other universities?

A beautiful campus, easy-going campus culture, industry-leading research institutes, globally acclaimed lecturers, global exchange connections jampacked in Sunny Queensland, where the weather is beautiful one day, perfect the next. Hard to beat when comparing against other universities!

Your best tip for first-year engineering students?

Get involved in clubs and societies early, go to lectures and talk to people from Week 1 and always stay in touch with why you wanted to do engineering!

Your favourite example of amazing engineering?

Tesla Turbine – invented by the Godfather of AC power systems a century ago and still mind-blowing to this day!

Dream engineering job when you graduate?

Any job that supports energy-intensive businesses transition to a low-carbon energy future in a sustainable manner.

What do you hope to achieve as a WE student leader?

I hope to encourage students to pursue engineering by clearing any misconceptions about engineering. I want to build a support network to empower females from Day 1 of University until the day they graduate.