Jeremiah Egberongbe – BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Name: Jeremiah Egberongbe

From: Nigeria

School: Sligo Grammar School

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what led you to choosing your degree?

Ever since I was a kid I was always curious with how things work and what makes them work. My dad worked in the engineer industry so I had a little insight into what the engineering industry would look like. What led me to choosing my degree is my love for the automobile industry. I’ve always been interested in how cars work, which is the reason I chose mechanical engineering.

What specifically about the degree do you particularly enjoy?

I enjoy the practical side of the degree and teamwork. The theory side can also be very interesting at times. I also got to travel to Germany for a week in Year 2 and really enjoyed that.

What is the best thing about your degree that you think new applicants should know?

It allows you to work in almost any country in very many different areas. The pay for mechanical engineers is also excellent.

What are your favourite modules on the degree?

My favourite modules so far have been Introduction to Programming in Year 1 and Energy Systems in Year 2. Both of these modules were really interesting.

If you were speaking with a first year student about to start your degree, what advice would you give them?

I would tell them the benefits of the common entry in ATU Sligo across all Engineering programmes. I would also make them aware of the supports available. The Maths Support Centre and Engineering Support are brilliant.

What are your plans after ATU Sligo and any long-term goals you are aiming for?

My plans after I graduate is to proceed to complete a Masters in Automotive Engineering. A long time is goal is to work in the automotive industry possibly in Germany or Canada. I know my degree from ATU Sligo will allow me to travel the world.

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