Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Meet Suzanne
Meet Suzanne
Meet Suzanne

What do you study?

I am studying a Bachelor of Engineering degree – majoring in Chemical Engineering.

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

I chose to study in UQ because it is a well-renowned university in terms of its academic ranking, research output and employability rate. Not only that, UQ also hosts a large number of international students, making it a university full of cultural diversity and acceptance. Additionally, it is located in Brisbane, a relatively cosy city with beautiful landscapes a weather that is almost similar to my home country in Malaysia.

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

I chose Chemical Engineering as my study path as I am interested to conserve the environment through chemical means, such as reducing harmful emissions and pollutants. It is also a flexible and versatile degree. Despite not having a clear idea on any careers at the moment, this major gives me an opportunity to work in various fields in the future.

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

Be prepared. Engineering is a tough course that really tests your ability to think out-of-the-box and how to apply what has been taught into real life. Engineering is an important field that could lead to all kinds of improvement to human life, while limiting the expense of nature.

What is your favourite place on campus?

It would definitely be the areas around Grassy Knoll and Campbell Place. There is almost always something happening there, not to mention its picturesque landscape. Also, there is a massive collection of food shops to look forward to, located right ahead.

What do you love most about your degree?

What I love the most is its flexibility on the career paths that I can take – from consultancy, to biotechnology and environmental sustainability.

What makes you a great EAIT Student Ambassador?

Gender gaps are real, and girls are still being under-represented in the EAIT field. Thus, my aim has been to not only highlight my experiences in the engineering course, learning at UQ as a Malaysian student, and living in Brisbane; but also, to empower others to pursue EAIT if it is in their interest, and that everyone is capable of contributing just as much, regardless of gender.