Electrical and Electronic Engineering

See how Murali hopes to design products and energy generation concepts in his future career.

Murali Krishna Magesan

Murali in electrical lab using the oscilloscope

“Electrical and electronic engineering is an area that’s rapidly developing in research and day-to-day use. I am interested in designing products that will be used regularly, like smart devices. I’d like to do this type of work early in my career. Later, I want to do research in making electricity generation highly efficient, cheap and clean, resulting in a healthy environment and low costs for consumers.

“One of the things that stands out to me in my studies is the different ways of thinking to solve engineering problems. We don’t just consider economic impacts but also environmental, social and cultural aspects. The lecturers and teaching assistants here are outstanding. They genuinely care and want students to succeed. They really go out of their way to help us develop as engineers.

“I enjoy living in the city – it is quite different to my hometown, Rotorua. Living in a Hall of Residence in my first year helped me transition from living away from home. I’ve also made some good friends here which I’m really grateful for. There’s a large variety of clubs at the University, which is a great way to meet people and do something different.”