Rene Engelbrecht

Process Engineer - Australia

Key Info

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
  • Materials and Process Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering Fees Scholarship
  • Freemasons University Scholarship

For engineering graduate Rene Engelbrecht, her first year out of university has been a busy and exciting one.

Rene was offered a role as a graduate process engineering at Technip Oceania in New Plymouth while finishing up her study of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majoring in materials and process engineering.

While in the role she spent time on site experiencing well site commissioning and also visited Australia for a three month secondment on one of Australasia's largest liquefied natural gas LNG projects.

"I worked on a project looking at subsea chemical injection and how it influences the onshore production station and was lucky enough to be offered a permanent position here in Australia. I am now working in the process, flow assurance and technical safety areas. These three areas make up the foundations of chemical and process engineering and I love every minute of it," says Rene.

The former Sacred Heart Girls' College (Hamilton) student says the University of Waikato provided the perfect campus to study engineering.

"My study at Waikato gave me a solid foundation in process engineering fundamentals that I can now build on and apply in industry. I think the key principle my degree taught me is how to apply and relate theories taught in class to real life."

Rene showed consistent academic excellence throughout her degree, and her multiple scholarships-wins have commended this.

Her scholarships have ranged from the Bachelor of Engineering Fees Scholarship in her first year of study, through to prizes in mathematics and energy research, plus a special scholarship celebrating the success of women in engineering and the Freemasons University Scholarship.

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