Richard Mannix

Richard Mannix

Richard Mannix

  • Student type: Domestic
  • Degree type: Masters
  • Year commenced: 2016
  • Degree(s): Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Why did you choose Monash?

I chose Monash because of its reputation as one of Australia’s premier universities for engineering education.

What made you choose the course you studied?

I chose the Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management at Monash due to the course structure and its direct relevance to industry. The ability to tailor my course and select water engineering subjects in the elective stream was a standout feature of the course for me, being currently employed in the water industry. The flexible delivery mode is also great way to balance studying and working full time.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

I would encourage students to make the most of the available resources offered by the University and not to be afraid to ask questions. The most insightful learning experiences I’ve had while at Monash have been those where I’ve asked questions. The university has great resources and the faculty staff are very approachable and always willing and happy to assist when asked.

What is your current role at work, and what do you hope to do after graduating?

I work at a water corporation in the headworks (dams) engineering team. My role as Emergency Planning Officer requires an in-depth understanding of our infrastructure and its operation, as I am responsible for emergency risk management and planning with a strong focus on reservoir flood routing and dam safety. I am also involved in capital improvement projects, asset management and engineering inspections of our dams.

After graduating I hope to take on greater responsibility in the capital project and asset management areas and eventually transition to a management role within the dams area.