I have always had a passion for the design, construction, maintenance and management of man-made structures and so civil engineering was the first choice for me. At ECU, there are so many opportunities to graduate with more than just an engineering degree. There is a strong connection between ECU and the industry, which allows students to network and engage with industry professionals. This allows graduates to create and maintain diverse relationships with the community an engineer will eventually be a member of. The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours course constantly offers opportunities for students to gain both knowledge and experience throughout their degree. In lectures, you learn applicable information that is vital for your field. This information is then solidified through tutorials, laboratory classes and field work activities. ECU also offers students opportunities to create their own adventure. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to study in Tianjin/Beijing in China as an elective unit. The knowledge and experience that I gained from this was invaluable and something you can’t just get out of a book. The current economic conditions in Western Australia limit the amount of successful engineering applications, however this encourages students to challenge themselves while at university and this ultimately develops better quality engineers. I believe ECU facilitates the training of industry-ready engineers and I believe I will have the foundations necessary to start my engineering career upon graduation.