School of Property, Construction & Project Management

Course work student in profile: Jason Holroyd


Program name: “Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building”

What did you study as an undergraduate student? Where did you study?

“Bachelor of Science (International) at UWA majoring in Environmental Management and French”

What motivated you to undertake further study at postgraduate level?

“I wanted to specialise in a specific area of environmental management and was interested in developing a career in the construction industry.”

What inspired you to study in your chosen area?

“I have always had an interest in construction and I studied environmental management because I enjoyed the course and topics of study. I was then inspired to combine the two fields.”

Why did you choose to study at RMIT?

“I chose RMIT because I wanted to live in Melbourne and was attracted to the energy efficient and sustainable building course that provides an opportunity to enter the construction industry with a very specialised/unique skill set.”

What has been the highlight of your studies? Tell me about 2 or 3 of the best things about your time at RMIT.

“I have enjoyed learning about the potential developments in the field of sustainable building. I have made some terrific friends during my time at RMIT and imagine I will also have some great contacts down the track.”

What skills / qualities have you gained from your degree/program?

“I have learnt project management skills, group work skills and research skills. I have also developed an understanding of energy efficient and sustainable building design and the key aspects associated with occupant comfort.”

Have you done any work integrated learning, study tours or work experience as part of your degree? If so, what did you do and how do you feel it will benefit you?

“No I have not yet completed any work integrated study but I am actively looking, as I believe it will provide me with the necessary experience that will enable me to succeed in the future.”

Tell me about a project, assignment or piece of work that you have accomplished while at RMIT that you are proud of.

“My greatest accomplishment at RMIT to date is receiving a letter from the School of Property, Construction and Project Management in recognition of my high academic achievement during semester 2, 2015. “

What advice do you have for students considering postgraduate study?

“I would advise students considering postgraduate study to find something that interests them and then make sure they apply themselves wholeheartedly to the course work so as to get the most out of it. Networking is also crucial for career development and opening up doors for the future.”

How has RMIT prepared you for a future career?

“RMIT provides an excellent support network for students through the career hub and career health services. The resume review and one on one consultations are extremely beneficial.”

Are you currently working in a field relevant to your degree/program – what has been your greatest achievement at work to date?

“I am currently working for an insurance builder based in Melbourne that services Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.”

What are your plans for the next three years?

“I plan on progressing into a role with a construction company that will enable me to manage either commercial or residential building projects in Australia, Canada, the UK or Europe. Ideally I would like to be apart of a team that delivers world-class sustainable designs all over the world.”

Where do you hope your degree will take you (your dream job)?

“I hope to one day own my own construction company with the key focus on sustainable practice and design.”

What are three words that describe you?

Ambitious, Motivated and Diligent

Finish the following sentence: I love what I do because….

It is dynamic, engaging and everyday is a challenge.



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