Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Meet Cyril
Meet Cyril
Meet Cyril

What do you study?

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering.

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

I chose UQ because the engineering courses are perfectly structured with the right balance of theoretical and practical applications, such that one inculcates the necessary skills, and knowledge to thrive in the modern workforce. Additionally, a beautiful campus in the heart of Brisbane, and globally acclaimed alumni made it almost impossible to say no!

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

Ever since I was a teenager, energy crisis has been a matter of great concern to me. My interest in circuits and electronics made me want to something worthwhile and make a difference to the world. I hope to use my degree in Electrical Engineering to help change the planet and make it a better place for future generations.

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

Get to know as many people as you can! Studying at UQ offers you the opportunity to not just connect, but also make friends for a lifetime with a whole multitude of individuals from all over the world. Try and meet like-minded individuals and get out of your comfort zone.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The great court no doubt! There’s just something special and relaxing about setting aside everything and lazing in the grass under a tree on a hot summer day.

What do you love most about your degree?

Engineering, and more specifically Electrical Engineering is a very flexible and broad area and will open a lot of doors when I graduate. In addition, my degree also enables me to have a holistic approach and tackle all sorts of snags that come my way.

What has been your favourite moment while doing vacation work?

I had the opportunity to work as a UQ summer research intern last year. I looked at visualising how comments in online newspapers in Maldives affect the democratic discourse in the country. My favourite part of the experience was the validation how a degree in engineering pretty much prepares you for anything and everything.

What makes you a great EAIT Student Ambassador?

I’ve had the chance to travel around the planet and be exposed to people of various cultures and traditions – which is beneficial in relating with the diverse background of students at UQ. Not to mention, I love engineering, and I love UQ even more, and I want to enable other future prospective students to get excited about UQ the same way I do.