There was one standout factor that first drew me to Surrey, and that was the emphasis that was placed on industrial placements. They are one of few universities that place such a focus on it, which is surprising as it was the main reason I was able to get multiple interviews for graduate jobs.
The best thing about my course was that the projects I completed actually made me use concepts and theory I had learned on previous modules. One example of this was my second-year design project, which involved designing and manufacturing an unmanned ground vehicle. To provide automated control I used software we had learned about in our electronic instrumentation module.
I am currently a research and development engineer at Bosch Thermotechnology, working on domestic central heating systems. I enjoy the strong practical element of my role, which I developed the skills for during my industrial placement with Sundyne while at Surrey.