As any honest person will tell you, the first few weeks of second year engineering are an uphill battle. Your workload is bigger and scarier than ever before, you’re reminded of all the relevant content from first year that fell out of your head over summer and, if you’re lucky, you might be experiencing what…Continue Reading Here’s a collection of stuff that semester 1 threw at me!
Metaphorical Wi-Fi (or, Why Did I Choose Software?)
What’s the most humbling experience you’ve had lately? And, wait, what does that have to do with software engineering? And why am I doing this weird kind of intro again? Let me explain. A couple of examples come to mind for me. The first is from one hour ago, when I wanted to start writing…Continue Reading Metaphorical Wi-Fi (or, Why Did I Choose Software?)
Semester One – Solving Circuits in My Dimly Lit Room
“One of my team members hasn’t done anything yet!” “We have so many labs I can barely keep up!” These are both sentences I am yet to mutter. Is it because I magically had great teams and I love labs? Nope, it’s just because semester one of Computer systems is approx 95% theory. Semester one…Continue Reading Semester One – Solving Circuits in My Dimly Lit Room
Sem 1 Sum Up 🌈
Hey all, welcome back! SO when I was in first year and trying to decide on a specialisation, all I wanted to know was exactly what second-year holds, in terms of the types of courses and the content that is involved. If that is also you, I have answered your prayers in this post ……Continue Reading Sem 1 Sum Up 🌈
A Beginner’s Guide to Biomedical Engineering
Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bonjour, Guten Tag and WELCOME to the 2019 album of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Blog. My name is Heinrich, and I will be your guide in this journey of the in’s and out’s of probably the best specialisation in Engineering. Although the name is slightly deceptive, I am born and…Continue Reading A Beginner’s Guide to Biomedical Engineering
Desperately Looking for Mechatronics Internships
HELLO again my fellow procrastinators, dog enthusiasts and the “generally confused with what to do with their lives” people. My third blog will be a summary of how I spent my holidays (tl;dr: see title of blog) and some helpful resources that will hopefully help you become *slightly* less confused with what to do with…Continue Reading Desperately Looking for Mechatronics Internships
Choosing a specialisation, EngSci and other mysteries of the universe.
Going into Engineering at UoA, I had no preconceived ideas about what kind of engineering I might want to specialise in. I vowed to make no solid decision until I had experienced all my first-year papers. Over the summer of 2018/19 I was lucky enough to land an internship (100% recommend looking for internships at…Continue Reading Choosing a specialisation, EngSci and other mysteries of the universe.
You Should Visit Your Dentist; It’s a Lovely Time of Year
From the offset of first year, when my innocent eyes perused the bounteous selection of specializations on offer, my heart was set on one special option. Throughout the year, I remained unwavering in my decision, and by the time selection rolled out, the same option returned to the forefront of my mind. That option in…Continue Reading You Should Visit Your Dentist; It’s a Lovely Time of Year
Pre-semester jitters 😬 and why Civil | #2
“Let’s just say the exam mean was 33.7/100 and the high was 82.” Prior to the start of second year – I, like any other prospective Part 2 Civil student – braced myself for a five-paper semester (if this is the first post you’re reading from me, I actually am taking six papers in my…Continue Reading Pre-semester jitters 😬 and why Civil | #2
Life = ComputerSystems;
Hi, I’m Angela, the Part II Computer Systems blogger for 2019! If you’re reading this with no clue about what computer systems engineering (CSE) is, you join the club of my parents, extended family, friends, and practically anyone who hasn’t done the degree (yes, I’ve had a lot of practice trying to explain to people…Continue Reading Life = ComputerSystems;