International student Bernard knows there are multiple ways to solve a problem – and finding the right answer can be enhanced through collaboration and listening to multiple voices.

Coming from Malaysia to study a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle has enabled Bernard to pursue his passion for understanding mechanical systems.

“I’ve always been fascinated by how mechanical systems are designed, so this degree really suited my interests. At the start of the program, I thought that I’d be learning theories involving systems in an ideal world but I’ve been amazed by how much the theory component has been balanced with practical studies,” Bernard said.

Bernard has drawn inspiration from many local and international students he’s met during his studies. These interactions have not only helped broaden his perspective but will prepare him well for his future career.

“Spending time with them has definitely taught me different perspectives from different cultural backgrounds. The procedure to solve a problem may seem normal to you, but when someone from a different background offers their opinion, having a different approach can help ensure the best solution succeeds.”

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Coming from Malaysia to study a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle has enabled Bernard to pursue his passion for understanding mechanical systems

“I’ve always been fascinated by how mechanical systems are designed, so this degree really suited my interests."

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