Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Meet Bugalo
Meet Bugalo
Meet Bugalo

What do you study?

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) and Business Management.

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

A globally recognised university with programs rated highly by both the domestic and international community.

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

Chemical engineering allows me to be a jack of all trades and a master of none at the undergraduate level, the degree allows me to work in multiple fields from wastewater, minerals, energy, environmental, pharmaceuticals and a lot more. The business program rounds me out, giving me an incredible insight into the business, financial and economic world that I would not have been able to do as efficiently on my own.

What advice do you have for prospective students interested in studying engineering, architecture, computer science and/or information technology at UQ?

Keep trying new things and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and fall a couple of times. University is a great time to explore and find a path that suites you while having the chance to still experience different opportunities.

What is your favourite place on campus?

Dorothy Hill Engineering library: has great study spaces, a nap area and is close to multiple food spots and bus stops.

What do you love most about your degree?

Chemical engineering provides the chance to work in many different fields thus you are not stuck in one area as the skills are transferrable across many industries. I enjoy the technical experiences provided by my classes and then seeing these principles and processes in operation in the field during trips is an amazing feeling.

What has been your favourite moment while doing vacation work?

I got my experience through UQ's summer research program which provided some interesting lab and research critical opportunities. From which my favourite part would definitely have to be application of theory into practice and seeing the potential uses of my work in industry.

What makes you a great EAIT Student Ambassador?

I have previous experience interacting with the UQ community from my time as an EAIT employability ambassador and UQ volunteer. I enjoy communicating and helping people improve themselves especially when assisting with mistakes I’ve done myself. .