Tamas

Engineering (Honours) /
Economics

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

Back when I was applying for courses and visiting open days, UQ’s culture really stood out for me.  I needed a great incentive to travel to Brisbane from the Gold Coast for studying, and UQ provided just that.  I chose UQ because community outweighed commute!

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

After graduating, I still had no idea what degree I would choose.  It wasn’t until a UQ open-day seminar that I recognised engineering at UQ was a more creative and imaginative route than I thought.  The idea that uniqueness and excitement had a place in engineering was my deciding factor.

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

The list of post-school pathways seems almost endless, so it’s natural to feel undecided in the months leading up to uni.  Talk with people that know you and once you’ve got an idea of the path you want to take, find out from UQ alumni or student pages if it’s all you thought it would be.  Students are your fountain of knowledge.

What do you love most about your degree?

I am surrounded by hard-working, committed engineers that keep me inspired to raise my game. You’re only as good as those around you, and UQ engineering is a collection of the best.  Being mixed in with so many bright students is an entirely different level of company and is what I love most about my degree.