It's great when teachers provide insight on how the theory is actually used in the workplace.
Majoring in Biomedical*
What have you enjoyed the most about your degree so far? My degree focusses on practical knowledge and the course content is relevant to the industry. I really enjoy studying subjects that I have a genuine interest in and being around other students who share the same interests. It's great when teachers provide insight on how the theory is actually used in the workplace. I am looking forward to expanding my understanding of physics and the applications of maths to real problems. Plus I'm excited about developing my professional skills through the internship program and keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in engineering.
I've found plenty of learning support facilities and friendly teachers and students to approach if I'm ever struggling with my studies. I'm also a member of the UTS Engineering Society, which has plenty of activities and development programs on offer, and I volunteer with the Women in Engineering and IT program, which provides support and networking opportunities for women studying Engineering or IT.
What's the best thing about being a scholar? The networking and other opportunities that open up. As a scholar I have close contact with the Faculty's Industry Partnering Unit. The staff there are welcoming and supportive when it comes to our studies and internships, and help with developing my professional skills.
What advice would you give to those thinking of studying at UTS: Engineering? Engineering may be challenging but doing something you're passionate about is rewarding and worth a try. You'd be surprised what you can achieve at uni and how enjoyable the degree is. One piece of advice is to study physics as it will give you great insight into which engineering major you're interested in and it’s applied across many subjects. I'm majoring in Biomedical Engineering, and when I graduate, maybe I'll work in eye care or medical imaging. Although there are still plenty of areas in biomedical engineering I haven't discovered yet!
*Predecessor to Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice.