Yinan (Edwin) Song

Yinan (Edwin) Song

Robotic Process Automation Implementation Specialist, Quanton
Master of Engineering Project Management

He chose the Master of Engineering Project Management to help advance his career, says Yinan (Edwin) Song who came to AUT as an international student from China.

“I already had eight years of project management experience and had delivered projects in many countries, worth more than $40 million. However, I felt there wasn’t enough energy for me to progress to the next level of project management.

“It’s good to come back to university to learn the most advanced principles of project management and learn from others. The world is changing fast, and it’s not easy to keep pace if you don’t study.”

The support to succeed
He would recommend the degree to others interested in project management in engineering, Edwin says.

“I enjoyed talking to my supervisor and all the lecturers at the university. Whenever I needed help with anything, I could always find someone to talk to. I would recommend the programme to people who have a similar background to me, and who want to further their career in this field.”

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, he says.

“There’s nothing to worry about. If you’re not sure about something or want some advice, just ask people at AUT. There are always people willing to help you and who want to see you succeed.

“There are also lots of student support services on campus, which helped me find the right direction when I was thinking about my career after graduation.”

Implementing change
After graduating at the end of 2017, Edwin now works as a robotic process automation implementation specialist for digital automation specialists Quanton.

“We’re on the tide of a business revolution in New Zealand, and robotic process automation is a game-changing solution for all mega businesses. I enjoy working in this area, and supporting one of Quanton’s key clients through the process of implementing robotic process automation.”

He frequently draws on the skills he developed at AUT, Edwin says.

“I often apply what I learned at AUT, especially my understanding of international project management as I’m working in a team with a lot of diversity.”