Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement
I have always had an interest and enthusiasm in engineering, particularly aerospace engineering since I was about 7 years old - fixing bicycles, computers, circuit boards, speakers and also by working as a team to take out all the parts of car engines and fitting them back in the right places.
I got this experience by working at a vehicle maintenance company which increased my knowledge in fixing the basic parts of a car. I enjoyed the challenge of using technical and engineering ideas when solving everyday problems.
In secondary school I took part in a project building a speaker and a formula 1 model car, working alongside other students and sharing ideas. We were the first students to complete making the speaker and also came second in completing the formula 1 model car.
This was designed using Pro Desktop, a Computer Aided Design (CAD) package and was manufactured on Boxford Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) machine. This process taught me vital engineering design skills and gave me the understanding of the steps for manufacturing a product.
After the completion of my project I received an award for being able to complete the speaker in the shortest amount of time, the best design and also received a high mark for the project.
My present course has helped improve my skills in engineering design and I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about programming products such as a Lego Robot which I programmed to pick up and throw a ball. I do prefer learning through practice but understand that I need to apply theory.
When I have time outside my curricular and club activities, I am a very enthusiastic sportsperson. My main sporting interests are rugby and using the gym three times a week. I look forward to continuing these activities when I get into university and joining the university rugby team.
Through my experiences I am beginning to appreciate the future and prosperity that engineering has to offer. I hope that a degree from your university will act as a key for a successful career in engineering.
what do you lot think.