Jack knew he wanted to explore the world of engineering, but didn’t know which route he wanted to take… until he opted for a common entry degree at WIT
Jack Kelly is a past pupil of Waterpark College, Waterford and is currently studying BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering as a result of choosing to begin his journey on the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Common Entry) at WIT.
I wanted to study Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Common Entry) at WIT because:
I chose to study Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Common Entry) at WIT so I would be able to get a taster as for what sustainable civil, electrical and electronic engineering are all like rather than limit my options before I knew exactly what all of them were like. This gave me the chance to try projects in all these fields before deciding on one.
Some of the highlights of my college experience at WIT include:
Meeting new people and getting the opportunity to do many different projects in a few different areas compared to what I might see in the future in the electronics degree. I also like having smaller classes and having the ability to do more 1-to-1 with lecturers if needed with this.
Why I would recommend studying in Waterford/WIT:
I would recommend studying in WIT as it has smaller class sizes for the most part which is a huge education advantage as more time can be spent with lecturers if needed. However, there is no lack of meeting new people as there is many on the campus as a whole.
My advice for anyone considering the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Common Entry) course is:
I think it’s important to bear in mind with this course that there is the opportunity to do the electronics degree [through common entry]. If someone was sure that this is what they wanted to do this course allows that and will give you all the information you need while doing it, but the semester of getting to try everything and then another semester trying just electrical and electronics is invaluable in establishing how each of these differs. It gives the student reasons as to why they might want to pick one specifically rather than having the realization that something isn't exactly what one may have thought. This also wastes no time in any area as the things covered in this period of time are needed in each of the courses involved (sustainable energy, sustainable civil, automation, electrical and electronic engineering).