Anita Curnow

Anita Curnow

Anita Curnow

  • Student type: Domestic
  • Degree type: Masters
  • Degree(s): Master of Transport and Traffic

Anita is the Executive Director Access and Operations at VicRoads.

Why did you choose Monash?

I chose the Masters course at Monash University because I knew that in my chosen area of transport engineering, my undergraduate course had only been able to "scratch the surface" of the range of technical disciplines that underpin and interface with transport engineering.

Tell us about what you studied – What was it? What did it involve? What did you actually do?

During my masters course, I developed significant new skills in statistics, economic policy, and survey methods, as well as the core technical areas such as transport modelling, transport planning, and transport technology. I have used pretty much all of these in my career in the public sector since then. I would not be as conversant with experts across a range of technical areas without this input. Since I completed my studies, the Institute of Transport Studies at Monash has significantly increased its focus on public transport systems, and my only regret is that I didn't get to study these!

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

I also made a strong network of professional contacts while studying as a postgraduate, and this has resulted in several ongoing connections that I still maintain. I do not know of another postgraduate offering in transport engineering in Australia with the breadth, depth and contemporary relevance of Monash University's course.