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Felix Seby


BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Felix Seby was working as an engineer in India when he decided to take the next steps in his career by studying a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Once he knew he wanted to study in the UK, it was easy for Felix to choose the University of Sunderland to help him progress to his dream job.

Before coming to university, I was working for nearly six years at L&T Construction. I gained a lot of experience in my profession, however being a Diploma Engineer, I encountered numerous obstacles and constraints in my professional growth. After giving it a lot of thought, I decided to pursue higher education which could help me to learn more, relate my studies with the experience I have, and boost my potential by finally becoming a Graduate Engineer. The United Kingdom is a popular destination for international students who are seeking the best higher education due to its internationally acclaimed universities and high standards of academics, and it was easy to narrow it down to the University of Sunderland to fulfill my dream.

The main reason I chose Sunderland to study Electronic and Electrical Engineering is because the University offers students the chance to upgrade their Higher National Diploma to a degree with a top-up programme of one year. The modules are very interesting because of its current and future industrial requirements & developments in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering profession.

As well as lectures, there were tutorial sessions where we demonstrated theory into practical learning. I was very much interested in the laboratory work, where I was able to extend my skills and apply my understanding. I used to spend a lot of time at the library, especially in the reading room, where I could fully concentrate on my studies for exams and literature work for the final project.

When I started my degree, I volunteered as a course representative and later became the Student Voice Representative for the School of Engineering. In May 2023, I was also awarded the Best Student Voice Representative of the year 2023 across the University. I was then given the Vote of Thanks speech at our graduation ceremony.

If I could give advice to anyone thinking of studying Engineering, it’s to go through the modules, give priority to attending lectures, focus on the tutorial sessions, and spend time in the library for self-learning. I realised that the workload isn’t bad if you follow it every week and spend time to understand what you have learned.

After graduating from university, I was able to use my degree and previous experience to network with people which helped me to land my dream job. I began working for Siemens Energy UK as a Project Engineer in December 2023, and I’m very happy to work with my team. I’m still learning new things and progressing well according to my line managers. I hope my career can continue to progress well in the future and I look forward to future responsibilities.

The subjects which I studied in the final year have helped me a lot with the job I’m doing now. I’ve learned how to understand the different stages of a project, know the factors to be considered, financial challenges, finish a project successfully, and much more.

Studying here was a great experience for me, and I loved being a student at the University of Sunderland. I was able to reap the benefits of the hard work I put in while being here and left with a lot of experiences and memories.

Published 30 April 2024

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