MATTHEW Lowrey is interested in anything with moving parts.
And given his field of study, that's probably a good thing.
Matthew is about to graduate from a four-year Engineering degree at CQUniversity.
Yesterday, he was one of 50 students who gave their final presentations at the university's Graduating Engineers Conference (GECon).
Specialising in mechanical engineering, Matthew's presentation explored gravity transport of mineral sands in pipes.
Since 2011, Matthew has been working with Gold Coast based company Mineral Technologies while studying in Rockhampton.
Matthew said GECon was a great event because it gave students the chance to see the work of their peers.
"Some of it is pretty impressive," he said.
"And it's nice to be able to talk to them about it afterwards."
Matthew said he chose to study Engineering because he found physics fascinating and loved knowing how things worked.
He said he enjoyed applying scientific concepts to practical problems.
Matthew said mechanical engineering was a broad discipline which gave him the chance to combine design with these scientific solutions.
"It's important to be able to do both well," he said.