Civil is Broad! One of the main appeals of civil engineering is undoubtedly its flexibility. Water, transport, environment, geotechnical, construction and everything in between. But with so many options, which is the right one for you? My opinion? Just decide later! Throughout your civil engineering degree, you’ll be exposed to many different courses that cover…Continue Reading Career in Civil: What type of jobs can you get?
Internship hunt as a second year civil student!
It seems like all that everyone talks about is internship. If the prospect of applying to lots of companies, knowing you have very little to offer, is daunting to you, welcome to Part II Engineering! My Experience Internship hunting is hard, especially for someone who has only worked in a family business and never had…Continue Reading Internship hunt as a second year civil student!
Everything you need to know about Second Sem Civil and Structural!
If I am to describe the second semester for Civil and Structural engineering in one word, it would be “teamwork”. In contrast to the calculation-heavy semester one, semester two revolves around group projects and reports. There are fewer assignments but each assignment is worth a lot in terms of grade and almost always involves other…Continue Reading Everything you need to know about Second Sem Civil and Structural!
What do you actually study? Sem One Edition
A wise man once said, “If you squeeze information in, you squeeze your audience out”. So here’s a “concise” blog about roughly what we learned in each course in the first semester. CIVIL 203 – The half survey and half transport course The first half of the semester was solely dedicated to geomatics, i.e. surveying….Continue Reading What do you actually study? Sem One Edition
2022: A Civil Odyssey
Civil or not to civil? That was the question I’ve been asking myself for the good part of the last several years. On one hand, I had anticipated it to be a long and difficult road filled with stress and challenges. On the other hand, I am more frightened by the thoughts of regret than…Continue Reading 2022: A Civil Odyssey
A Structural Engineering Reflection (Pt. 2)
Week 12. Wow how the weeks have flown by. So seeing as its the last week of learning before exams start I thought it would be fitting to give a breakdown on the semester 2 papers of this year! (n/b: we have the same papers as civil in 2nd year) STRCTENG 201: This is the structures…Continue Reading A Structural Engineering Reflection (Pt. 2)
Too Many Options!? A guide to helping choose your specialisation
Its come to that time of the year for first years, picking specialisations….. With UoA offering 10 different engineering specialisations to choose from, the idea of even thinking about what to pick can be daunting. I’m hoping to make the process a little bit easier for you guys, or it not at least a little…Continue Reading Too Many Options!? A guide to helping choose your specialisation
T-Minus 2 Weeks Till Exams
Wow, how the semester has flown by in lockdown. I thought I’d do a little uni-life update with about 3ish weeks left of second year! Approaching the end of the uni year and can be a mix of excitement to be finished, thrilled to hang out with friend at the beach all day and many…Continue Reading T-Minus 2 Weeks Till Exams
Uni Life in Lockdown (2021 Edition)
Hey guys! Hope you’re coping well in lockdown. Thought I’d quickly tell you guys about my experience in lockdown between first year and this year. So – lockdown is no fun for anyone, but sometimes we just got to make do. Flashback to March 2020 – a time I’m sure we all remember. It would’ve…Continue Reading Uni Life in Lockdown (2021 Edition)
Structural Semester 1 Reflection
Writing this post being in lockdown. We all know what that means…. back to online lectures, 2x speed, no sleep schedules yet always lots of uni to do, but nevertheless I’ll flashback to the good in person times of semester 1 and give you guys a quick summary of the papers we took. Though quickly…Continue Reading Structural Semester 1 Reflection