Conor found work placement extremely helpful as he could see everything that he learned being put into practice in a real life situation
Conor Tull is from Wexford and is a past pupil of St Mary's CBS Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and is a current student at WIT.
I wanted to study Bachelor in Electronic Engineering (Honours) at WIT because:
I wanted to study Electronic Engineering as I have had an interest in electronics most of my life and especially since the beginning of secondary school. I decided to study at WIT as I was impressed by the amount of facilities available to students. This includes things that are relevant to my course, but also other services or facilities available to students such as the students union. I also wanted to study at WIT as I began my course through the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Common Entry). Even though I was pretty sure I wanted to do Electronic Engineering, it was interesting to see how the other fields of engineering compare to the electronics stream and for people who are unsure about what engineering stream they wish to do, it allows them to get a feel for each one.
Some of the highlights of my college experience at WIT include:
Highlights of my college experience so far in WIT include my work placement and I'm looking forward to starting my final year project. Certain subjects in my course I also found more interesting such as the programming aspect of the course.
Work placement participation benefited my college experience in the following way:
I am currently on my work placement, but so far it has benefited me by showing where all the information I have learned is used within the industry. Having classes everyday can sometimes make it hard to understand how any of the topics learned are used outside of college. Work Placement is the perfect way to see how it is used and is a nice change of pace.
Why I would recommend studying in Waterford/WIT:
I would recommend studying at WIT because, as mentioned before, the range of facilities and services available to students. If I had to say anything else, it would have to be the dynamic between students and lecturers in regards to looking for help or if a student is having trouble. Many of the lecturers are flexible and willing to help.
My advice for anyone considering the Bachelor in Electronic Engineering (Honours) course is:
If you are interested in engineering and are unsure about what stream you would like to do, I would recommend the Common engineering as it allows students to try out each stream within a short time frame. I would also tell students if they have problems regarding subjects or if they are struggling, tell your lecturers or course heads because they are there to help.