Simon Mittermeier

After completing a BE(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Simon pursued a Master of Engineering Management to boost his skills in the medical devices industry.

Simon Mittermeier in a meeting
Simon Mittermeier (third from the left)

Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering; Master of Engineering Management
Role: Product Development Engineer at Fisher and Paykel Healthcare

“Many of the University's postgraduate courses are tailored to cater for working professionals, which is great: my undergraduate Engineering degree was a good foundation for the technical aspects of an engineering career, but I soon realised I wanted to learn a lot more about how engineering fits into the wider business environment.

“The Master of Engineering Management is a great programme for this. It offers many electives beyond traditional engineering: marketing, operations management, accounting and project management. I especially enjoyed classroom and group discussions with other students. Many were working professionals – I learnt a lot about how the course content applied to their industries. It was great to observe how other businesses approach the same problems.

“I love working in the medical device industry. Developing products that make a genuine difference in people’s lives brings me great satisfaction. Some of our best days at work are when we get positive feedback from patients and get to see how our designs have helped them. A big reason I did engineering was the tangible nature of it – we can design and create things that make a real difference.”