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'I chose to study engineering at university because I really enjoyed STEM subjects in high school so I thought engineering would align with my interests and strengths.'

Dan Tang

Senior Engineer

WHO IS SHE:

I am a Senior Engineer at AEMO in the National Connections team where I assess generator connections in the National Electricity Market, with a focus in South Australia and Tasmania. I was previously at Jacobs working mostly in the area of transmission and distribution where I was designing substation protection and control systems. I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and published a paper based on my final year research on optimisation of batteries with solar PV.

KEY STRENGTHS:

Collaboration, Communication, Power system modelling and analysis, Project management, Presenting and public speaking.

WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

I chose to study engineering at university because I really enjoyed STEM subjects in high school so I thought engineering would align with my interests and strengths. My first year of engineering had no specific major and I explored various types of engineering including civil, mechanical, electrical and software. Going into my second year of university, I chose to major in electrical engineering because I wanted to enter the power industry and work with renewable energy technologies.
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My Journey

Where it all started for me

Completed High School

What did I end up studying?

Undertook student placement at Energex (part of Energy Queensland)

Entering the industry

I was previously at Jacobs working mostly in the area of transmission and distribution where I was designing substation protection and control systems.

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My previous work experience

Started studying engineering at University of Queensland. My first year of engineering had no specific major and I explored various types of engineering including civil, mechanical, electrical and software. Going into my second year of university, I chose to major in electrical

My work placement experience

I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and published a paper based on my final year research on optimisation of batteries with solar PV.

What I'm doing now

Currently I am a Senior Engineer at AEMO in the National Connections team where I assess generator connections in the National Electricity Market, with a focus in South Australia and Tasmania.

My advice for anyone looking to get into the industry?

Take advantage of as many work placements and industry speakers at API events as possible - so you can get a good understanding of the many areas you can specialise in.

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