Murali Krishna Magesan
BE(Hons) student Murali hopes to design products and energy generation concepts in his future career.
“Electrical and electronic engineering is an area that’s rapidly developing in research and day-to-day use. Nowadays almost everything has some component that involves electrical or electronic engineering.
"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 really enjoyed the ENGGEN 204 course's content in relation to solving engineering problems. Lots of the time only the economic factors are only taken into consideration when approaching engineering problems. This paper exposed students to different ways of thinking to solve engineering problems, ie not just considering the economic impacts but also environmental, social and cultural aspects. By considering other knowledge sources and taking into account these dimensions you will then create solutions that are balanced.
"The other course I have really enjoyed is ELECTENG 209 Analogue and Digital Design. It was very hands-on and we were able to implement the theory we learnt. Our project resulted in our group achieving a place in the top 5 groups in the whole course. Judges from the engineering industry came and interviewed us, for that section and we came first! It is an achievement I am quite proud of.
“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.”