I figure it’s about time I talk about one of the key tasks for me this semester, the 236 Moveable Bridge project. While you may suspect this is simply a version of the first-year truss project we all know and love, the 236 bridge project is far, far better. This is a 12-week long 45%…Continue Reading What is a Moveable Bridge?!?
First Term Over
It’s finally the break, and I couldn’t be happier to be home. As someone who lives far from Auckland, travelling home is a long and tedious process but nothing beats getting out of the big city and back to small-town New Zealand. However, you guys are here to get to know what mechanical engineering is…Continue Reading First Term Over
Into the Fire
I’m aware that I never introduced myself with my last blog, so I suppose I should get that over and done with. Hi, my names Connor Pearson. I’m studying a Mechanical Engineering/Biology Conjoint. My home town is Napier (about halfway down the East Coast of the North Island). It’s a really great place, especially in…Continue Reading Into the Fire
What Doesn’t Kill You
You’d hope that after a whole year studying engineering, I’d have some idea about the specialisation of my choice, but I can honestly say that I had no idea. The last few minutes before the submission deadline were some of the most nerve-racking of my life as I underwent a soul-searching journey to decide what…Continue Reading What Doesn’t Kill You
Second year Done and Dusted
What a year it has been! For this post, I thought I would break down the reasons for why you should or shouldn’t choose Mechanical Engineering. Let’s start off with the pros: Mechanical Engineering is one of the core engineering disciplines, meaning that the scope for Mechanical Engineers is vast. Students seem to have the…Continue Reading Second year Done and Dusted
Mechanically Engineered Diary Entry No. 4
Surprise surprise, only 6 weeks till the end of second year. Yikes! So what’s changed from first semester to second semester. Well, there is no doubt that this semester has the harder papers. But when you’re in engineering, there is nothing surprising about that. So let me break it down for you: First up…Continue Reading Mechanically Engineered Diary Entry No. 4
The Awakening Call of Semester 2
Let start off with a tip- make sure you rest up during semester break. No rest equates to breakdowns in the first week of second semester. And you’ve got no time for that. Truth is, I pretty much had no break. With Warman competition robot build and other commitments, I didn’t give myself time to…Continue Reading The Awakening Call of Semester 2
Semester One Done and Dusted!
Final verdict- it’s been one heck of a roller coaster ride. So how does one go about surviving Mechanical Engineering Part Two Semester One? Confession No 1: The first half of Semester One is a breeze compared to the second half, so be prepared. First up, ENGSCI 211; The Math Paper This half semester, you…Continue Reading Semester One Done and Dusted!
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?
Hello World. My name is Aathira and I’m here to give you a taster of what it’s like to be a Mechanical Engineering student. A little bit about me: I am a black belt in Taekwondo My family migrated to New Zealand when I was 7 Food is the love of my life I listen…Continue Reading Aathira’s introduction