Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Meet Jacob
Meet Jacob
Meet Jacob

What do you study?

I study Software Engineering and Economics.

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

UQ is the most prestigious university in Queensland and has a great reputation and nice campus.

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

At High School I was good at math and science. I didn't really know much about engineering and thought it would be interesting and challenging. I started out wanting to do civil engineering in first year but later found that I enjoyed software so I switched to that and have been doing that ever since.

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

Engineering is both very interesting and challenging. Be prepared to put in the work but the rewards are massive. Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) degrees provide great career prospects as well. If you're a very technically orientated engineering is perfect for you but if you're not there is always a place for you in EAIT. Don't be afraid to change majors after a period of time, nothing worse than studying something you don't enjoy. Also don't be afraid of failing, I pretty much failed an entire semester in first year yet I am still here and carrying on.

What is your favourite place on campus?

It's not really a place but the walk from the UQ Lakes bus stop to the Advanced Engineering Building is amazing. Walking through the lakes and looking at the eels, turtles and ducks is so refreshing and wholesome. Otherwise being anywhere inside the great court is also spectacular if you have a coffee and sit on the grass.

What do you love most about your degree?

I love the challenge of it. Engineering is undoubtedly difficult but if you put your mind to it it is very rewarding and you learn a lot about yourself.

What makes you a great EAIT Student Ambassador?

Since starting at UQ I haven't fully engaged with many of the extra-curricular activities but I am very eager to begin and be a part of the greater UQ community and play my part as an EAIT ambassador.