Maggie Du

Maggie Du

Maggie Du

  • Student type: Domestic
  • Degree type: Double Degree
  • Degree(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Major(s): Chemical Engineering

Why did you choose Monash?

Monash’s highly-ranked and internationally acclaimed reputation was what initially attracted me to study here. I understood that Monash’s strong industry connections and established research programs would allow me to explore my interests and provide many professional opportunities during my undergraduate. Studying a STEM degree, it was also vitally important to me to gain sufficient hands-on practice in the lab - a focus which Monash shares and implements in its Science and Engineering course structures.

What attracted you to engineering?

In high school, my favourite subjects were maths and science, so it was a natural progression for me to choose this course. I enjoy solving intricate problems and understanding how things work: a degree in Engineering offers me a chance to pursue those interests and also promises a multitude of career options.

What is the best thing about being a student at Monash?

Being at Monash, I am constantly surrounded by inspiring individuals and astounding innovations. In class, the passion of my lecturers is clearly evident, and as a student, I get to feed off their enthusiasm, whether it be about astrocytes or heat exchangers. Beyond the technical component of my degree, Monash also offers me a broad spectrum of leadership programs to enhance my employability and gain invaluable insight into industry from guest speakers.

What made you choose the specialisation/major you studied?

My foundation units made me realise my fascination with the vitality and intricacy of chemical processes, hence my specialisation in Chemical Engineering and Formulation Science. I want to be able to help translate our available technologies and scientific knowledge to applicable products and services that ultimately enhance our quality of life. My chosen dual major helps me develop the fine technical skills essential to understanding both small laboratory batch reactions and industrial-scale processes.

What advice do you have for prospective students starting uni next year?

Don’t hesitate to get involved! Sign up for everything, talk to everyone, and keep an open mind when you first start uni. Monash offers an endless assortment of opportunities and programs for you to take advantage of.