Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Meet Daniel
Meet Daniel
Meet Daniel

What do you study?

I am studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical and Aerospace and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics.

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

I chose to study at the University of Queensland because both of my siblings attended UQ, so from a young age I always associated university study with UQ. When it came time for me to decide what university I wanted to attend, I knew I wanted a career related to the aerospace industry and UQ was both amongst the highest ranked university’s available to me, and offered unique opportunities not available elsewhere.

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

As I was getting towards the end of my High School years I knew I wanted to be involved in any career dealing with space, and Aerospace Engineering and Physics seemed to be the best path I could take.

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

My advice for prospective students, would be to don’t be afraid to make mistakes and try something new. You’ll only get as much out of university as you put in, so get involved in as much as you can and remember to have fun

What is your favourite place on campus?

My favourite place would probably be the UQ Space workshop, as it’s a space for me to spend time with friends and like-minded individuals. Since its our own space, it also feels more personal than anywhere else on campus.

What do you love most about your degree?

In my degree I get to study a broad range of topics and, as I am getting towards the end of my degree, have recently gotten the ability to start specialising into really interesting (yet tough) courses. Engineering has helped teach me to how to approach new and challenging problems, making me confident in my ability to tackle whatever challenges my future career might throw at me.

What makes you a great EAIT Student Ambassador?

I’ve been a student ambassador for about two years now, and have loved the opportunity to discuss my studies and experience with future students. The opportunity to help others through a really confusing and daunting time is really fulfilling.