My name is Nazmul Islam Khan studying Mechanical Engineering at Melbourne Polytechnic. I came to Australia from Bangladesh (Dhaka-Manikgonj) in 2007. Before that I was doing Economics at Chittagonj University (CU) but previous background was science up-to HSC.
What influenced you to study Mechanical Engineering at Melbourne Polytechnic?
First of all, I have to say my elder brother who is living Australia from 2001 and finished business law from Monash University influenced me to study Mechanical Engineering at Melbourne Polytechnic. The reasons are: 1) He used to the situation of educational instructions of Australia. 2) Doctor and Engineer are the first demand in Australia because the Australian government needs this sort of skill people.
Secondly, Not only career opportunity but also as I mentioned my previous background was science so it won’t be a problem to study Mechanical Engineering.
How did you find out about Melbourne Polytechnic?
Two persons helped me to find out about Melbourne Polytechnic. They are my brother and Shubhashis Chakma who is Executive director of Australian Education Centre (Education Consultant Agency).
What advice would you give to students considering studying hospitality and cookery at Melbourne Polytechnic?
As a Bangladeshi I know the capability of Bangladeshi student so they will be fine to study mechanical Engineering if they study science up-to SSC. Because here the study is decorated practical and theory mutually that’s why easy to get through the course. The practical equipment and the computer access facility are available. The Melbourne Polytechnic teachers try their best to help the student. Last of all I would like to say, what’s your goal and why are you coming to Australia? If you want to gain a good solution to this question then study Mechanical Engineering at Melbourne Polytechnic one of the best option because of tuition fee low and nice environment.
What is next for you?
I have finished 900 hours work experience during the study so I would be able to get permanent residence and hopefully get a good job and have a plan to get higher degree.
What's been the most valuable lesson you've learnt along the way?
The teaching system is so developed at Melbourne Polytechnic, and the relationship between teachers and students is great.
Diploma of Mechanical Engineering