Engineering (Honours)
(Chemical and Metallurgical)

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

I chose to study at UQ because I wanted to do Metallurgy and there are only a few universities in Australia that offer Metallurgy. UQ is also ranked highly; very well recognised throughout industry; and having grown up in Central Queensland, is not too far from home. The campus is also really nice, with great facilities, staff and an abundance of opportunities available to students.

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

Moving from high school to university is a big step, but there will be plenty of support available such as the First Year Learning Centre (FYLEC) and all the staff are really helpful. The first year engineering cohort is huge, but it is important that you make friends and get to know as many people as possible throughout your degree. Right from the start, get involved in the UQ community. UQ has so many amazing clubs, societies and events, all of which are great ways to form connections and make friends.

What do you love most about your degree?

Mostly, I love the big group projects that we have for at least one course a semester. Every group project comes with so many challenges such as team members not performing or making decisions, but facing these challenges helps us develop teamwork skills and better prepares us for the workplace. I particularly enjoy the group projects as they allow us to apply the theory to a more “real world” scenario and these projects are typically a lot more complex. Working in teams is a great way to learn from each other and allows us to tackle much bigger problems than we would be able to do ourselves. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, but out of every group project, I believe we all improve in so many aspects and working with a diverse group of people allows us to have various insights.