In the second and third year of undergraduate studies I started building keen interest towards the subjects in the thermal-fluids domain. My propensity for thermal-fluids played a role in my selection of electives like Principles of energy conservation, Aerodynamics in my final year of undergraduate
This incident motivated me to opt for civil engineering and ensure safety by more detailed approaches to design and analysis of structures. But in order to do so ,I require a more specialized education in structural engineering. I believe that a graduate course in structural engineering from university would is a stepping stone towards my goal. Being the son of a civil contractor who is running a construction company for past 17 years, the exposure to civil engineering was available to me from my childhood. I used to visit projects and witnessed machines, tools and Tall Structures and it fascinated me to choose this career.
“World is not designed by science, but by art in spite of some pretence and humbug to the contrary. I do not mean to suggest that engineering can do without science, on the contrary, it stands on scientific foundations, but there is a big gap between scientific research and the engineering product which has to be bridged by the art of the engineer” I still remember the day I witnessed the scaled models of famous civil structures in the annual science and technology festival of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 6 years ago. Its mammoth machinery and structures interested me a lot. I think that the best way to foretell the future is to work for it. With this understanding, I always framed and rendered my life towards predetermined goals.
I had first formal exposure to civil engineering in course “Architecture 1”. This course provided me the fundamental concepts of civil architectural principles such as designing procedure, architectural component’s layouts, functional spaces as well as environmental impacts. To strengthen my concepts I pursued the courses “Strength of Materials”, “Structural Mechanics” which gave me essential knowledge about the external and internal forces occuring in simple structural elements under action of various types of loading as well as fundamental concepts in structural analysis such as modellisation, classification of structures. I gained valuable exposure to the analysis of simple structures submitted to compound loadings by the application of the principle of superposition for such cases as: unsymmetric bending, combined bending and tension or compression, combined bending and torsion, general compound loading. Futhermore, I was fascinated by the force method and displacement method for analysis of statically and kinetically indeterminate structures.
I have grown up watching “Discovery and National Geography channel” programs showing how Engineer’s solving inscrutable problems encountered during the construction of High rise buildings such as “Taipei World Financial Centre “or projects like “Rebuilding New York City 's Subway”. It made me mesmerized how we drive connections from nature to engineer these gravity deifying structures and how these modern structures are changing the face of earth. This sparked a wave of renewed curiosity and interest in understanding the engineering related to structure’s and I studied tenaciously to take Civil Engineering as under-graduate major.
Personal Statement “ Professional skills is the basic requirement for you to survive; but if you would like to step further, you should learn how to be qualified manager, or at least, you should become a engineer with good manage capacity.” That is the words my line manager told me at a construction site during my first internship. At present, the elaborate labor division have set invisible barriers between each industries, especially in the construction filed, which requires a higher level of cooperation when dealing with complex construction tasks. Therefore, the Project Management, which can provide me with the advanced management skills, is the ideal program for me. It was during my experience at the Street Dancing Club that I discovered
I took up engineering as a career due to my innate interest but I was the first in my family to attend a univeristy with diversified community or to choose chemical engineering. So, transition into university was one the hardest things I had to do. I could overcome this and turn things around thanks to the support from faculty, friends and mentors I met later
For all of my life, I have had a skill and a great interest in the design and construction of a variety of objects and machinery. I have known since day one that all i wanted to do is design brand new and innovative technology. I have chosen Waterloo as my first choice of education for my future career as a mechanical engineer for many reasons. One being the schools amazing reputation as a school of applied sciences, having been given the nickname “MIT of the north” by many. I know a few people who have attended this University.
I asked him several questions about what it’s like to be a structural welder and how their job can contribute to the world. When asked “why did you decide to go into welding as a career?” Babek responded with “Well my interest in welding started in high school when I began to worry about what I was going to do when I got out into the world on my own and I remember hearing all kinds of things about the career opportunities welding presented so I asked my school counselor about the subject.” I found myself rather interested in his story as it went on. He continued with “See she told me welding was a very profitable venture to pursue as an early start out of highschool and further if you enjoy it.
In high school, there are competitions to help teenagers gain hands-on robotics engineering experience. Two examples of engineering competitions include F.I.R.S.T., which is an acronym for “For Inspiration and Recognition for Science and Technology,” F.I.R.S.T., was founded in 1989 to inspire young people 's interest and participation in science and technology. And B.E.S.T., which stands for “Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology.” In 1993, two Texas Instruments engineers Ted Mahler and Steve Marum created the B.E.S.T. competition. Mahler and Marum were serving as guides for Engineering Day at their company site in Sherman, Texas.