Why did I choose to study Civil Engineering?


Faculty: Science and Engineering
School: Engineering and the Built Environment
Course: BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Category: Architecture, building and construction

28 June 2018

Whilst growing up my parents owned a hardware store and so my childhood was mostly about construction. Every summer, I used to help my parents in the store and I was really impressed by their knowledge.

When a customer came into the store with a problem they always found a solution, whatever sector that might be; whether plumbing or construction. And so I spent most of my summers building and constructing things - building materials are no stranger to me! Moreover, on my way to school, I was really intrigued by a building which was being constructed. The shape was really fascinating - I always wondered what type of materials they used and how they managed to create that elliptical shape. Below you can see a picture of it:

Eco-friendly building in Mauritius

The building is in Mauritius and its eco features are incredibly interesting. For instance, the low-energy lighting, the rainwater harvesting and the use of recycled products in all its furniture and flooring.

Also, I have a passion for maths, I know it’s shocking!

So, I wanted to combine my passion for maths and knowledge in materials into a course and that’s the reason I chose Civil Engineering.

Here are my hints for choosing your course:

  • Imagine yourself in 10 years, where do you see yourself?
  • Choose the sector you would like to work in.
  • Look up courses in that sector.
  • Do a lot of research on the courses you are interested in.
  • Furthermore, at Anglia Ruskin, the Open Days are amazing because you get the chance to meet the lecturers and current students. That’s a great way to learn more about your chosen course.


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