Month: June 2017

What’s a Social Life?

It has been exactly 10 weeks and Computer systems hasn’t let me down, not even once. The lecturers are extremely nice and amazing teachers. The two hour long lectures do tend to get tiring and it gets harder to concentrate but overall, it’s not too bad. This semester we have 3 two-hour long lectures, from…Continue Reading What’s a Social Life?

Why did I choose Software?

I think the first question I need to answer is:  why did I choose Software Engineering?  Firstly, let me make something very clear.  I had a very hard time trying to make up my mind when I was choosing my specialisation.  In fact, I never intended to do Software Engineering, so the story about how…Continue Reading Why did I choose Software?

Engineering Science is hard. But it’s hard for a reason

When you sign up for Engineering Science, you’re not signing up for a garden-variety degree. You’re stepping into a high-performance program. ‘Challenge’ doesn’t give this specialisation justice. EngSci will stress-test you and destroy your soul if you’re not on the ball. Everyone has a course that takes a sledgehammer to their stomach. While it might…Continue Reading Engineering Science is hard. But it’s hard for a reason

Breadboards & Multi-Metres

12:00 pm, 7th of March 2017: At this exact time, I was sitting somewhere in the middle of the Conference Centre lecture room waiting for my first Electrical Engineering paper (ELECTENG 202). I couldn’t believe how fast the time went by and I’m finally a Part II student doing a specialisation that students describe as…Continue Reading Breadboards & Multi-Metres

Already in the Deep End

If I had written my first post within my first few weeks of being in BME, it probably would have sounded a little more optimistic, but instead, I’m writing this while taking a break from the five assignments (that is no joke) I’m currently working on that are all due at the start of next…Continue Reading Already in the Deep End


At the beginning of first year, my sole focus was to become a software engineer. Whenever I told people that I was studying engineering, I was quick to add on the fact that I hated bridges and I couldn’t image why anyone would want to be a civil engineer. You can imagine my embarrassment when…Continue Reading Surprises

The New World

Hope you guys had an amazing break! Though I’m sure it’s been ‘part-time’ break for some of you – those GPA 9s aren’t going to make themselves. In this first post, I’ll give you a run-down of Mechatronics so far and why I chose it. Why Did I Choose Mechatronics? First years tend to choose…Continue Reading The New World

Why Mechanical?

What is it like to be a girl in Mechanical Engineering? This is one of the two most frequent questions I get asked nowadays. The other being “Why Mechanical?” Well, let me break it down for you. Yes, I am one of the dozen girls in part two Mechanical Engineering but that doesn’t make me…Continue Reading Why Mechanical?