Engineering (Honours) (Electrical) /
Master of Engineering

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

I chose to study at UQ due to the diverse community, numerous opportunities, advanced facilities, and enriching education that the University had to offer. UQ is also internationally renowned, for developing strong research and developmental programs, and is affiliated with several organisations as well as international universities. Therefore, being a part of such a prestigious university whilst being surrounded by ambitious and encouraging individuals, the opportunities to grow and prosper are immense, making it a critical place to begin that first step into the real world. Personally, as well, I fell in love with the campus, the central great court with its traditional but modern appeal, the various Engineering buildings with the large machinery and intricate electronic lab equipment, were some of the factors that drew me to the university. Additionally, the BE/ME Degree is a unique opportunity where the ability to gain industry exposure earlier on and work hands on with leading researchers, is highly fascinating and is most certainly an experience that I was passionate about exploring.

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

For prospective students pursuing a degree in STEM, I believe the experiences you receive within these areas is incredibly rewarding in providing an extensive amount of knowledge and exposure, as well as being equally challenging. Therefore, I would advise that students engage in the tutorial work whether compulsory or non-compulsory to ensure that they gage a better understanding of the course work. Additionally, attend practicals and ask as many questions as possible however large or small so that they can grasp and apply the concepts taught within lectures. Furthermore, whilst involved in studies it is equally important to have a good work-life balance, therefore joining a society or being involved in programs and developing the essential soft-skills will be beneficial when progressing into the work force. Along with ensuring that students look after their overall well-being and plan themselves well before deadlines.

What do you love most about your degree?

The aspect I value most about my degree is the practical work involved, which enables you to apply the mathematical and computing concepts as well as being able to design these systems. Additionally, software has been a strong interest of mine therefore being able to program various micro-controllers and create a functional digital device is truly quite a challenging and satisfying process. Moreover, the ability to cooperate within a team and develop a solution to a real-world design specification has certainly enhanced my project management skills and as a result I have taken away some unique connections and meaningful relationships. Lastly, the community that has formed within our cohort and being surrounded by equally ambitious, motivated individuals who are all willing to support one another is invaluable, and something that I truly value about my degree.