Ryan Tan

Looking to make a global impact, University of Melbourne student Ryan Tan was inspired to further his love for engineering at a world class institution.

An article about Ryan was featured on Malaysia's top English-language news platform 'The Star'.

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The number one ranked university in Australia according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the University of Melbourne attracts talented students from all around the world - including more than 500 Malaysian students each year.

“I chose to study at the University of Melbourne to meet people of a multitude of different backgrounds and learn from professors that are experienced in their fields, so that I may contribute and give back to society with my skills,” says Ryan.

Fascinated by design and technology from a young age, Bachelor of Science student Ryan selected a major in Mechanical Systems.

The Mechanical Systems major at the University of Melbourne allows students to create innovative solutions to global challenges in fields such as energy, transport, healthcare and more.

Ryan’s decision to study at the University of Melbourne provides him with the unique opportunity to follow his long-held ambitions to devise solutions that solve significant societal problems and create a better world.

“When I was accepted into the Bachelor of Science, I was a little nervous about starting a new chapter in a completely foreign country. Nonetheless, I felt ecstatic that my hard work led me to this opportunity,” he explains.

Ryan is also a recipient of the University’s International Undergraduate Scholarship. A scholarship awarded to high achieving international students in acknowledgement of their excellent academic results.

“The International Undergraduate Scholarship allows me to focus on studying and pursue further education without having to stress about fees. This means instead of worrying about working part-time, I have time to focus on my studies and enriching my university life.”

In Melbourne, Ryan enjoys the University’s vibrant student life and central campus location. He is a member of the University’s Japanese Club and Jazz Club. An experience which allows him to improve his foreign language skills, play live music and make lifelong friends along the way.

Ryan’s parents were also excited for their son’s new opportunity, in particular, what studying at the University of Melbourne would mean for his career prospects. The University of Melbourne is ranked 7th globally for graduate employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings for 2020.  

“The University of Melbourne is a great university where students can meet interesting people from diverse backgrounds, including many esteemed professors. We hope our son will make the most of this rare opportunity,” his parents explain.

“As a student in Melbourne, Wei has already grown to have more of a passion for learning things in his own time such as programming and Japanese.”

After graduation, Ryan plans to apply for the Master of Engineering (Mechanical) to receive professional accreditation and further explore his passions with likeminded graduates who are in industry positions across the globe.