Ms Natalie Djuric-Schembri
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management

Geelong Waterfront Campus
Graduated: 2008

Completing Deakin’s unique combined degree in Architecture and Construction Management has paid dividends for Natalie Djuric-Schembri, whose focus changed halfway through her degree.

‘When I left secondary school my original intention was to do architecture and that construction was just a secondary ‘branch’ that would help me undertake this profession with a better understanding. Halfway through my degree I decided that construction was far more diverse and that my fascination for build-ability outweighed my creative side for design,’ she says.

Natalie chose the course at Deakin because ‘the focus and structure was very realistic and practical, which appealed to my sense of design and construction’. ‘It was a big decision for me, as it meant I had to move, but I felt Deakin University had the right atmosphere and a great support network,’ she says.

‘My degree helps me relate to the work I’m involved in and recognise and understand the principles of construction. Having spent time in higher education also helps in maintaining a good work-ethic and an appreciation of deadlines.’

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