So you want to be an engineer or work with information technology?
UTS’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology held another successful Discovery Day for high school students to come visit; explore the university’s state-of-the-art facilities; and learn more about our subjects from young engineering and information technology professionals and students.
The 260-odd students from 22 schools from around NSW arrived at 9am to be greeted by Faculty staff and volunteers. They had a full day of interactive activities ahead of them, ranging from ergonomic designing using Engineering principles to exploring the behind-the-scenes territory of the Internet to finding out what it is exactly that makes the heart tick.
Electing to partake in Discovery Day, the students were mostly on the lookout to find out what being an engineer or IT professional really means. Turns out that you don’t need as much maths and physics as you would have thought. See some of the kids’ comments below:
“I learnt that university is not as frightening as it seems and the choices I make in High School don’t completely impact my experience.”
“I learnt about the flexibility UTS has to offer in Engineering and IT. That there is hope even though pre-requisites are not complete.”
“I learnt that you can change course and that there are new developments made in UTS. Also the career of Engineering offers many branches.”
“I learnt about the different courses and their layout and the university as a whole. Also, the day caused me to consider the BScIT course.”
“I wanted more of an insight into the courses and engineering career paths. I learnt about the structure of engineering courses and how maths/physics is not necessarily needed to succeed in enrolment.”
“I learnt that maths and physics are not the most important subjects to have studied for both engineering and IT.”
“I’m interested in the IT field and maybe engineering. Both my parents attended UTS. It is a great university. I learnt that the BScIT course looks really good and that I can do a bridging course and do engineering despite general maths. The highlight of my day was exploring UTS. It’s really interesting and visually appealing.”
“I learnt that there is a variety of opportunities at UTS in both engineering and software design. The highlight of my day was having the opportunity for you to help us understand and help decide.”
“I have an interest in IT and plan on studying it at university. I learnt that there are a range of options to study. You work better in a course if you show interest in it. The highlight of my day was seeing all the amazing facilities at UTS.”
“I learnt how to lead and have a successful career especially for engineering. I thought the day was pretty useful and interesting as far as engineering fields are concerned. It was also very much informative.”
“I wanted to see if any of the courses interested me. I learnt that biomedical engineering is really cool and my brain controls boxes.”