Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Meet Josephine
Meet Josephine
Meet Josephine

What do you study?

I study Engineering majoring in Electrical Engineering and Arts, majoring in Psychology and Criminology.

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

I chose to study at The University of Queensland for both academic and social opportunities. Academically, the university reputation, research, resources and scholarships offered, particularly in engineering. Socially, UQ has a huge student community where you can expand your social circle beyond the classroom and your cohort. And of course, the beautiful campus. I love seeing the sunset beside the Lake and the animal wildlife surrounding it.

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

Electrical engineering is very practical and I love how hands-on it gets. Everything that we use on a daily basis has a relation to electrical engineering. It is also satisficing making something successfully and seeing it happen, and of course the process as well, because you learn a lot throughout, the entire process; not only the knowledge and theory but also problem-solving skills when things don’t go the way you first expect.

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

It’s important to work hard, but it’s more important to work hard while having fun. It is completely fine and normal to not know what path you wish to pursue, don’t panic if this is you. Keep your options open, take your time to explore. At UQ we offer a lot of majors and disciplines across different degrees especially in EAIT. With this variety of options, it allows you to explore between different fields and find something that you truly enjoy. Uni also isn’t all about studying. We have over 220 clubs and societies which allows you to connect with people beyond your classrooms and social circles. You can meet new people, break out from your own bubble and expand your horizon.

What is your favourite place on campus?

My favourite places on campus is the lake where you can see the sunset with all the animal wildlife surrounding it. I also enjoy overlooking the campus from the balcony at level 6 at the Advanced Engineering building. It’s an extremely relaxing place to do your assignment or for a small catch up with your friends.

What do you love most about your degree?

Firstly, I love how hands on and practical it gets. I enjoy finding out the theory and concepts that exist in our daily life applications, and also making something and seeing it happen in real life. Secondly, as one of the most crucial skills in engineering is teamwork, I love how united and bonded my cohort is, it’s all about teamwork. Everyone is willing to share and help each other when needed. It’s not about competing with each other but getting through and completing tasks together, knowing that no one will leave you behind regardless.

What has been your favourite moment while doing vacation work?

I am currently doing my placement at the UQ Properties and Facilities Division, and as part of my placement I was able to get involved with the Warwick Solar Farm. It is by far my favourite project as it doesn’t only draw the comparison of a city and a rural town, most importantly I am able to visualise and apply what I have learnt in the classroom into real life application. I really enjoy being on site doing physical stuff instead of sitting at a desk, and seeing the sunset. Undertaking valuable placements like this did not only strengthen my knowledge and understanding in engineering but also my interpersonal skills, especially in a professional setting.

What makes you a great EAIT Student Ambassador?

I am a very energetic person; I love to spread my energy and spirits to others to brighten up student’s days.