Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
My ambition is to contribute to break-through innovation to guide us deep into the 21st century and beyond. I want to become a mechanical engineer have always been a very curious individual. I grew up around everything from quads, tractors, to rally cars and motocross bikes.
I loved watching the documentary channel watching ‘How It’s Made’ and often trying to design my own vehicles with Lego and Mechano.
My interest in mechanical engineering first shone through at 11, where I competed in a project for my school in association with Boston Scientific, modelling a basic SUV that would run on pre-existing steam engines. We were selected by Boston staff as winners of the competition.
I have had tours of Boston scientific. I was also selected for a placement at MSD Tipperary which gave me deep insights into chemical, mechanical and process engineering alike.
My time spent at a large machinery retailer and mechanics really gave me experience into applied engineering and the industry. I worked in a John Deere garage from the age of 15 to 17.
I have had numerous jobs from stock work to cleaning and operating heavy machinery, even going out to help assist with service and repairs in an apprenticeship-style role.
I learned things as simple as replacing lawnmower blades to servicing a 310bhp John Deere 7310r. One of my main hobbies is cycling and I spend a lot of time working on my bike, changing parts making it lighter and trying to make it more efficient. My interests in motorsport really boosted my deep attraction to engineering.
Having motocross bikes and quads my whole life has given me practical skills and rational thinking.
When I complete my MEng, I hope to enter the motor industry and become a design engineer for companies such as BMW group, GM or Jaguar Land Rover Automotive.
My life goal in engineering is to create a car which is truly environmentally friendly, practical and that can really take us into the future.
I hope to achieve this goal by securing an internship in my third year of college, before entering the motor industry on completion of my degree.
I value my education highly, achieving grade A honours in Maths, Science, Technical Graphics, Textiles and Materials Technology (TMT), Geography, History and CSPE in my Junior Certificate.
In TMT I learned lathe skills, applied design skills and numerous types of equipment, which I really enjoyed. I also currently study DCG which focuses on problems through drawing and involves Solidworks Design.
These skills are essential in engineering and taught me to be creative and think outside the box.
I am currently working to design a computer mouse for schools and colleges teaching basic 3D graphic design for my LC project. I also enjoy my physics and maths classes as I find them interesting and rewarding. I love applying my knowledge and problem solving.
I am a team leader and a good decision maker. I have used these qualities particularly in captaining my rugby team. I work well in high pressure situations such as in my part time job in a busy McDonalds. This job has also taught me time management, decidedness’ and organisation.
Other achievements include receiving a Gaisce president’s award Medal, and competing in numerous musical competitions such as Cor Fheile and Walton’s Music for Schools, where I had a trumpet solo in the National Concert Hall (Dublin).
I have completed voluntary work which has shaped my personality as a whole volunteering to train underage rugby teams and coaching at summer camps.
This has helped develop my mentoring and teamwork skills further. I have volunteered locally in St. Patrick’s hospital and St. John the Baptist N.S.
My most eye opening voluntary work was my time spent in Scoil Aonghusa, a school for children with multiple difficulties (physical and emotional) but all have moderate to severe learning disability.
Recently I have also been shortlisted for scholarship by Godolphin for my interests in mechanical engineering and voluntary work.
unfinished and posses gramatical errors. Please be critical as i wish to improve it. I hope to apply to edinburgh strathcylde bath and bristol for mech eng. i will be first to admit that statement isnt great