Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen

Who am I


What gets me going

I'm glad I have been given the opportunity to bring my knowledge of computers into an area outside of Design & Development (D&D). It has given me the chance to help develop a validation procedure (the major project I'm working on) from a D&D engineer's perspective.

Why I'm excited to be an engineer

I have always been interested in combining electronics with biology. Cochlear is the perfect place for me to explore this first hand and learn from the brightest people in Australia.

Current Employer and position

I currently work for Cochlear Limited as a graduate engineer. I am currently working on developing computer system regulatory tasks for the Quality Department. As part of Cochlear's graduate program, graduates are given the opportunity to rotate between different departments to gain interdisciplinary experience.

How I got there

I began the graduate program working as an engineer in Design and Development (D&D).

What else do I do

I enjoy keeping active through swimming and running but my favourite sport is basketball.

I also attend Engineers Australia events which help me to increase my knowledge and awareness of engineering advances in Australia.

What I wanted to do when I was younger

As a kid I wanted to join the army and be a soldier. I believed that is the best way to defend righteousness and fight for your country. Growing up I realised how devastating wars can be. So instead I chose my career path to become an engineer, hoping to create something that will make people's lives better.


Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering & Medical Science, University of Sydney.



  • Australian Constructors Association
  • Cochlear
  • Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO)
  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)
  • Leighton Holdings Limited
  • Resmed
  • Thales
  • ARUP
  • KBR