Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Meet Zyreen
Meet Zyreen
Meet Zyreen

What do you study?

I study a Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) and a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology)

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

When I was submitting my QTAC applications, UQ was the only university in Brisbane that had a Cyber Security major. That gave me a sense of confidence because it meant that I would be prepared to work in that field. I also wanted to study Criminology, so I picked UQ because the university offered the dual degree that I was looking for.

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

I enjoyed doing IT projects in high school. I was fascinated by how we could use technology to help solve problems and I wanted to learn as much as I could about computers. I thought that studying Computer Science was a way to achieve that. I also became interested in the topic of Cyber Crime, so I chose to study Cyber Security and Criminology at UQ.

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

My advice for prospective students is to speak with current EAIT students at UQ, even if they’re studying a different discipline than what you would like to pursue. Ask about their experiences of studying and why they love their program. This could either confirm that you have chosen the correct discipline for you, or it may open your eyes to other possible majors.

What is your favourite place on campus?

My favourite place on campus is Alumni Court because it’s near the food court and library. It’s a great place to relax for study breaks and to eat food.

What do you love most about your degree?

Being with like-minded students and learning together. I also enjoy hearing about other students’ experiences because even though we’re all studying the same degree, we all have different backgrounds, interests and aspirations post-graduation.

What makes you a great EAIT Student Ambassador?

I have been an EAIT Student Ambassador for a few years and my interactions with prospective students has been one of my favourite experiences so far at UQ. I know how daunting university can seem and I want to help ease any worries and answer any questions prospective students may have. Remembering my time as a high school student and going to the UQ Open Days and the TSXPO, my interactions with students and staff shaped my perceptions of UQ. As an ambassador, I recognise the significance of my role as a representative of UQ and the EAIT faculty, and always strive to make prospective students feel welcomed.