Baulkham Hills student, Nyein Chan Aung's passion for design has earned him the Carl Nielsen Professional Development Award at the annual UTS: Design, Architecture and Building Prize Giving Ceremony.
University of Technology, Sydney, Industrial Design student was awarded a $2,000 travel scholarship that allows him to visit leading overseas industrial design companies noted for their commitment to high standards of product design.
Aung hopes to take advantage of this opportunity to explore his passion for humanitarian design.
"I am using the grant money to travel to Myanmar and do intensive research on how design could help with our current problems.
"My intention is to really define the problems, then offer design services to help solve them. I believe design could become the civilizing force of our times and this research will help me confirm that." Aung said.
From Myanmar (Burma), Aung is an overseas student at UTS. He currently lives in Baulkham Hills and came to Australia to experience a different culture.
The Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design develops knowledge and skills for the design of products for mass production, producing graduates who can adapt successfully to industrial and social change and be capable of taking leadership roles in industry.
The Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building has an international reputation for its innovation in design, sustainability and urban environments. Its graduates are passionate professional who design, produce, manage and value the products, places and spaces of contemporary cities.
To view images from the Prize Giving Ceremony please click here.