The course offers a wide range of modules that are continuously improved and updated. This range of courses further ensures that the engineering graduates are well-rounded and ready to enter industry/ research after graduation.
I have always wanted to pursue a career path that would improve the local and global communities through development of sustainable energy technologies. I perceive engineering as a key to solve the global energy problems, which is the main reason why I decided to study Mechanical Engineering.
Manchester appealed to me because it is home to many ground-breaking and revolutionary discoveries that change the lives of the global population. The School of MACE itself is home to world-class researches in various sectors.
Through studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester's School of MACE, I have developed fundamental knowledge and the technical experience to become a well-rounded engineer. I have gained insights on applying my engineering background and skills to a range of problems, such as using CFD to simulate oil and gas pipe flows for my final project.
The course offers a wide range of modules that are continuously improved and updated. This range of courses further ensures that the engineering graduates are well-rounded and ready to enter industry/ research after graduation. Most of the modules are interactive, which makes it exciting, and laboratory sessions are put in place to give students hands-on experience and also ensure in-depth technical understanding. Most of the courses are also planned to be relevant to industry, so students can always reflect on how to apply the knowledge learned to real-life problems.
I have undertaken summer internships with Pertamina Geothermal Energy (first year) and BP (second year). I am also currently doing a summer placement with Siemens Wind Power.
These internships provide me with more in-depth insights and commercial awareness of the energy industry. They also give me the opportunities to apply the technical knowledge I've obtained in my university study in solving real-life problems.
I have also been recently selected as one of the Royal Academy of Engineering's Advanced Leadership Award holders, which provides me with the opportunity to pursue my personal development programme and also to participate in various networking events. A range of awards I have achieved from BP, Siemens, IMechE and the School has further motivated and supported me in my studies.
The Mechanical Engineering course within the School of MACE is very challenging and intellectually engaging. At the same time, it is very interesting and definitely will equip you with the knowledge and experience to become a well-rounded engineer. And when you find yourself struggling, don’t hesitate to seek for support!
My personal tutor and many of the School's staff are always there to support me with any academic and personal problems, and as an international student who is far away from home, I find this comforting as I know there is always help and support whenever I need it.