With an Engineering degree from the University of Tasmania, it really is a case of 'choose your own adventure.' A perfect example is PhD student Lily Panton, who studies the acoustics of concert halls.
" I'm an acoustician. I study the acoustics of concert halls. I've done measurements in virtually all of the major concert halls in Australia.
We use loudspeaker and we emit an impulse and then we measure that response, somewhere else in the concern hall, and from this, we create a whole lot of parameters which identify whether that concert hall's gonna be really, really good or really, really bad. "