Studying a double degree of Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science gave Radhika the opportunity to gain a wide range of skills and the freedom to discover where her greatest passions lie.

“I have always seen science as the gateway to understanding the world and engineering as the way in which science is applied to provide a direct impact upon society and the way we live,” Radhika said.

“After doing some research, I decided to enrol in the double degree at the University of Newcastle as I believed it would give me access to a range of varied career paths with challenges relevant to the modern world.”

After graduating at the end of 2020, Radhika began working as a Graduate Data Specialist at Telstra.

“My role at Telstra is fascinating and challenging, it involves using analytical tools and methods to derive insights from data to help our business and partners thrive,” Radhika said.

“My degree provided great diversity in courses which allowed me to explore both hardware electrical engineering and software engineering. This enabled me to realise that my passion lies in data analytics and inspired me to apply for my current role.”

Radhika says that the practical and collaborative aspects of her degree were the most beneficial and allowed her to gain technical skills essential within the workforce.

“My time at the University of Newcastle greatly developed my technical skills and understanding of the world.

“A key highlight was a group project where we created an autonomous vehicle all the way from constructing its initial design to using a Raspberry Pi to put everything together,” she said.

While completing her degree, Radhika sought out placement opportunities within the University and externally in order to gain further experience within the industry of data analytics.

“I am glad that during my degree I made sure to gain diverse practical experience by completing internships at the University of Newcastle, Orica and the CSIRO.

“These experiences helped me to figure out where my degree could lead me and what type of career I would enjoy before I graduated,” Radhika said.

“The University of Newcastle is a wonderful place to make new friends and learn new things, with fantastic lecturers to support you.

“If you are studying what you love, you will naturally be motivated, and forge a career which you will both enjoy and succeed in,” Radhika said.

Study a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science at the University of Newcastle

Radhika Feron

Studying a double degree of Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science gave Radhika the opportunity to gain a wide range of skills and the freedom to discover where her greatest passions lie.

After doing some research, I decided to enrol in the double degree at the University of Newcastle as I believed it would give me access to a range of varied career paths with challenges relevant to the modern world

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