Alumni profile: Rin Cheok – Graduate Civil Engineer, Gamuda Berhad Malaysia

Just a few months out of her Master of Engineering (Environmental) at the University of Melbourne, Rin Cheok is already working on a mass rapid transport project that will revolutionise rail infrastructure in Malaysia.

Rin is now working for Malaysia’s leading infrastructure and property developer, Gamuda, as a Graduate Civil Engineer working on the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project, the first Mass Rapid Transit line in Malaysia.

“With this MRT line, public transportation in Kuala Lumpur would be boosted significantly and it will ease traffic congestion,” she said. The MRT line begins north-west of Kuala Lumpur, in Sungai Buloh, moving underground beneath the city, ending in the south-east.

Rin said that her day to day job involves reviewing drawings from consultants, monitoring and reviewing technical queries that come from the site, and ensuring that submission for authorities’ approvals are timely.

“The best part about my job is the opportunity to collaborate with experts from different disciplines to resolve design and site issues.”

Rin embarked on a Master of Engineering, following her Bachelor of Environments undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne. She said she chose Environmental Engineering because she wanted to complement her architectural studies with engineering skills.

“Environmental engineering appealed to me in particular because I wanted to use my technical skills to contribute to a more liveable world.”

Rin said that not only did the course teach her technical skills, but also skills in working with a team on group projects and strategies for approaching problem solving.

“I also enjoyed balancing my studies with fun extra-curricular activities and met lovely, brilliant people from different countries. I loved the vibrant arts and culture in Melbourne, where there is a festival or exhibition taking place every other month.”

For more information about the Master of Engineering (Environmental) visit the Melbourne School of Engineering’s graduate study website.