My Flinders Experience

REBEKAH REILLY
Flinders computer systems engineering graduate and functional safety engineer at Aurecon (South Australia)

Rebekah is a TUV-certified functional safety engineer. She provides specialist engineering expertise for Aurecon, a global engineering consultant. Rebekah’s position has seen her work offsite in Whyalla, perform audits for BHP and provide advice on coal handling facilities for the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group.

Strength in maths and science at school influenced Rebekah to consider studying engineering. Rebekah felt that the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) reflected “where technology was at”. This, along with the broad range of subjects on offer, including electrical, electronic, control and instrumentation, gave her a well-rounded understanding of engineering.

Rebekah is very grateful to have undertaken work experience in software development for a defence operation; it sharpened her sense of what was and wasn’t right for her.

“The work experience component of the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) at Flinders is really valuable. Finding out what you don’t want to do is as important as working out what you do want to do.”