Matthew Keleher is a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering student, based at CQUniversity Bundaberg Campus. Having recently returned from an Engineers Without Borders visit to the remote regions of India, Matthew has a whole new outlook on how vital sound engineering practice is to developing communities. The Indian study tour was part of an Engineers Without Borders delegation and focused on human centred design. This was a life-changing experience for the students involved and reflects CQUniversity’s commitment to social innovation.
Why should people study at CQUni?
For the field of Engineering, I believe students should study at CQUni because of the excellent calibre of lecturers and small classes. On the Bundaberg campus each discipline has extremely qualified lecturers who are never too busy to provide their time to help you understand.
What do you like to do when you’re not studying?
When I can I enjoy getting away from civilisation by doing some camping and 4×4 with friends and family. I enjoy watching movies, riding bikes and countless other activities.
What is a motto or phrase that you live by?
You’d best stand for something, otherwise you will fall for anything.
Which country would you most like to visit?
Germany. They are one of the leading countries in Engineering technologies and I would love to see how different that country is to what we know in Australia as normal.
What’s the film you’ll never get sick of and why?
I think the best movie I have seen is Taken. A great movie about poor
parenting and poor choices, but lots of action and some pretty good actors.
Which major sporting event would you like to see live?
The 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Former Australian Cricket Captain, Ricky Ponting.