Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Meet Liam
Meet Liam
Meet Liam

What do you study?

I study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) and Economics  (Business and Industry).

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

I chose to study at UQ because I wanted a university which could offer me a plethora of opportunities not only academically but through extra-curricular activities. I also wanted a competitive advantage once I finished my degree and obviously UQ is renowned for its reputation and teaching quality. Furthermore, my sister also went to UQ where she studied speech pathology. She thoroughly enjoyed her time not only studying but also making friends, networking and engaging in extra-curricular activities of which UQ offers many opportunities.

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

At school I was always very interested in the physical sciences as well as math and economics. Being passionate about these fields meant that working hard and studying wasn’t a chore and hence that allowed me to excel in these topics. I decided to continue my studies in these fields by choosing mechanical engineering since it requires a broad range of knowledge in math, physics and chemistry. Leading on from that by studying economics and majoring in business and industry it will further my skills as an engineer, providing me with critical business management skills. These skills should also help set me up for future work as a project engineer which I have been considering.

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

My advice to future students is to try a bit of everything. Engineering is such a broad topic and it’s important to do what you like so I suggest, looking into the flexible first year so that you can find what you like because studying something that you’re already interested in will make life a lot easier for you. Beyond that, simple suggestions such as keeping a work-life balance, sticking to a schedule, getting involved in extra-curricular events, staying active and studying smart will make you a more well-rounded student and graduate when you finish your degree. At the end of the day, grades aren’t the only thing that matters.

What is your favourite place on campus?

For me, my favourite place on campus has to be behind the Advanced Engineering Building. I enjoy nature and the outdoors so this area near the UQ lakes is perfect for me. It is one of the more peaceful areas of UQ lakes since it far away from the bus stop and you also have the pleasure of the many walks nearby such as the UQ sustainability walk along with the many animals that you see nearby.

What do you love most about your degree?

The most rewarding part about my degree is the fact that I can combine my love for two completely independent topics (engineering and economics). Beyond that, I find both topics to be highly analytical and I also enjoy the ability to solve real world problems within mechanical engineering whilst also gaining an appreciation and understanding of economics.

What makes you a great EAIT Student Ambassador?

Being a student ambassador means being proud of where you study and having a strong understanding of the opportunities that your university presents to you within your studies, I have these qualities.