Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Meet David
Meet David
Meet David

What do you study?

I am studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland.

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

It was my intention to study engineering at University and after a thorough analysis and considerations; I chose UQ as it offers world-class programs and is renowned for its high ranking in various engineering disciplines. I truly believe that UQ is a stepping stone to my goal of contributing to the advancement of our society. I know that with hard work and the right supports, I have the capacity to innovate and create change.

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

I picked Chemical as my major because I have a strong interest in the organic chemistry and process field and I enjoyed chemistry and mathematic back in High School. Chemistry has always intrigued me as it reveals how nature works and I believe it is truly fundamental to all of everyday processes. As chemical engineers, we always persist to advance everyday processes, finding ways to implement cleaner production, analyse the long-term impacts of designs, and rise to meet the future key global challenges.

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

I always believe that the longest and most worthwhile journey begin with a single step. Whilst the process may be full of challenges and new experiences, do not let your fear of the unknown compartmentalise you. For those who aspires to make a different, like myself, I strongly urge you to consider engineering disciplines.

What is your favourite place on campus?

My favourite place on campus has to be the Advanced Engineering Building (AEB). The building is a living and on-going experiment with impeccable sustainable engineering implementations that are uniquely designed to interact with its environment and reduce its environmental impact.

What do you love most about your degree?

I love that I can use my knowledge to explain both every day and advance processes in the real world, especially, figuring out ways to minimise losses and energy consumption in order to achieve a more sustainable future. Above all, I have developed effective communication and team working skills through working collaboratively with people from different backgrounds and heritages.

What makes you a great EAIT Student Ambassador?

UQ has been critical in opening up my opportunity and a stepping stone toward my future success. UQ offers a range of courses, extracurricular activities, research opportunities and pathways that has helped me to develop and grow my curiosities and opportunities and I enjoy sharing my experiences with the next generation of engineers.