View of the University of Strathclyde's James Weir building looking across Rottenrow Gardens

Student Profile

Where do you come from? What did you study previously to studying at Strathclyde, and at which institution?

I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA. There, I studied and obtained my BS in Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU).

What interested you most in choosing this course?

I was interested in this course because the modules expanded my fundamental engineering knowledge to include knowledge of various aerospace systems and practices. I also liked that the general modules such as project management provided learning opportunities beyond core engineering theory.

Why did you choose Strathclyde?

There were several deciding factors. I met great faculty members who made good impressions on me at Strathclyde while studying abroad from the US in Fall 2011. Also, Strathclyde is affordable and the degree’s time commitment is manageable. Most importantly, the education is hands-on, and the University has good industry contacts.

Would you recommend Strathclyde to others?

Yes. It’s a good University that teaches useful material and understands work-life balance.

Did you enjoy studying in Glasgow?

Yes. Glasgow is perfectly sized with all of the benefits of urban living, but not too big to be lost in the crowd. The presence of many international students really improves the diversity of the campus and city.

What are your plans following graduation?

While completing my individual project for Strathclyde, I began working as an Aerospace Engineer Intern at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Now that I have fulfilled the requirements for my degree, I will stay on at Langley and continue designing experimental hardware and software for various wind tunnel tests.