• Question: why did you do that field of engineering

    Asked by olivia10 on 17 Nov 2017.
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      Eleanor Sherwen answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      During my degree I got to try out bits of different specialisations. My course was a mixture of Design and Engineering, more towards the Design side. I found I was good at mechanisms and mechanics (a branch of maths dealing with movement and stress/strain in objects) and that this was more enjoyable to me than being really heavily into aesthetics or ergonomics or something like that. So I always chose the Engineering-heavy modules, nurtured those “tech-y” skills. After University I began working as a Mechanical Design Engineer. So it happened quite naturally based on my preferences. It was later on that I got the chance to work on bicycles, before the job came up I hadn’t particularly planned to become a bicycle engineer, I’d thought about maybe going into climbing products which has some overlap.

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      Kayleigh Messer answered on 19 Nov 2017:

      I did Motorsport Engineering because I love cars and F1, and thought it would put me in the best position to get a job in F1. The course is broad enough with a good mechanical engineering core so it’s not too specialised if graduates want to get work in a different field of engineering.

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      Emma Grayshon answered on 20 Nov 2017:

      I loved big infrastructure – bridges, dams, roads, railways, airports……and civil engineering can take you there!

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      Andy Woods answered on 22 Nov 2017:

      I studied Medical Engineering at University as I enjoyed Biology and Engineering and thought it was a way of combing both interests.

      After I graduated I fell into Railway Signalling and Control and I have worked in this field for 10 years now. I just keep finding interesting things to work on.

      Somehow by doing this I have built a career which is very rewarding!