Victoria Ngow

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

MEng Electrical Engineering

Victoria Ngow

What did you study at A-Level?

Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

How did you decide which degree course to take?

I grew up with mobile phones rather than tin cans and string; computers not dolls. With that, I'm drawn to science and technology, and how it’s embedded in our lives. An engineering degree is a step towards being part of this industry. I also like this quote about engineers - ‘an engineer requires imagination to visualize the needs of society, as well as broad technological and social age understanding to bring his vision to reality’ (Sir Eric Ashby, 1958). It illustrates my idea of a really cool job! Then, I chose Electrical Engineering because electricity is magical! We can't see electrons and electric fields, but we can harness their effects for society’s benefit.

Which part of your course have you enjoyed most so far?

I enjoy the labs and projects most—it’s fun to learn while doing. So far, I've designed and built a radio transmitter, and programmed a drinks vending machine and a calculator. It's really satisfying to build something and watch it come to life!

What has been the highlight so far of your time at university?

I love having the opportunity to work alongside such diverse people at university. There are coursemates from different countries and cultures, as well as experienced professors and PhD students who are always helpful. Everyone has different passions, motivations and work ethics, and there are so many different activities to participate in. It's such a unique environment to learn in.

What are your plans for the future?

I'd like to secure a graduate job in a multinational company, so that I can work in a country closer to home. I'm undecided on whether to apply for a technical role or a more business-related one, but my engineering degree offers the flexibility to choose!

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