Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Meet Ziggy
Meet Ziggy
Meet Ziggy

What do you study?

I study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering.

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

UQ is renowned for its world class facilities and education programme in the field of engineering and this is what attracted me to study here at the university. UQ also has a diverse range of contacts in the field which provides students with the opportunity to experience both practical and theoretical work prior to graduating.

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

I have always had a passion for mathematics and science; engineering allows me to combine the two disciplines in a single interesting and intellectually stimulating degree.

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

To get involved as soon as possible. University is not just about getting a degree, it is also about gaining exposure to a range of skills and experience that will enhance your study experience and prepare you for the demands of work after graduating. By starting early, students have access to a greater range of opportunities and will be better positioned for success.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The Hawken Engineering library because of the wide range of resources and social study spaces.

What do you love most about your degree?

I love that my degree provides a cross over point between the theoretical and practical. Courses where I’ve had the opportunity to apply my knowledge into designing and building physical products have been a highlight in my experience so far.

What has been your favourite moment while doing vacation work?

I have completed three vacation placements within the mining industry alongside my degree. These placements provided me with the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field, as well as diversify my resume with industry-ready skills from the work I completed during the summer and winter breaks. My favourite part of the vacation experience was the opportunity to work underground to assist with the repairs of heavy machinery. I found that this aspect of my placement provided the opportunity to apply the theory I’ve learnt through my studies to effect practical change. It was also highly rewarding to see how my studies can be used outside of the classroom.

What makes you a great EAIT Student Ambassador?

I am optimistic of my future in the engineering industry due to the wide array of contacts I have established and on-the-field experience I have completed as a result of my involvement in the EAIT Faculty community. I believe I make a valuable Student Ambassador due to my experience in successfully utilising networking events for career opportunities and I now encourage fellow students do the same. Also my involvement in the AusImm Games and as an executive member of the Engineering World Health UQ Chapter allows me to provide a valuable insight into how students can become more involved in the EAIT Faculty and grow their resume simultaneously.