In the beginning I was daunted by the substantial technical jump between the work undertaken by AMOG and my tertiary studies. However the feeling soon turned to excitement as this was an opportunity for me to acquire new knowledge and to challenge myself. My colleagues and supervisors were very supportive and they made the transition to everyday work easy. Their high-level knowledge from years of experience allowed me to excel in my project. It was incredibly rewarding to be able to apply the techniques learnt at university to real-world problems and achieve results.

I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the AMOG vacation program after going through a competitive application process. I worked in the Melbourne office for three months over the summer break upon completion of my penultimate year at Monash University, where I studied a Bachelor of Science and Mechanical Engineering. During the program, I was assigned to the Safety and Risk group, where I worked on several different projects, including investigating the risk of anchor interference to subsea pipelines and cables and identifying corrosion pits from 3D scanned chain link data.

At the conclusion of my time at AMOG I was the given the opportunity to continue my project as an industry based final year project for credit towards my studies.