At the moment I’m developing my engineering skills by studying Mechatronics at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Mechatronics is a study that combines the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer sciences into one study. This allows to student to work on various aspects of major engineering projects. During this study I will learn to write code in various programming language, setup the architecture of programs using system engineering, perform calculations and design mechanical constructions, develop electrical systems and more.
Before I started studying mechatronics at The Hague University of Applied Sciences I spend a year studying Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Delft. However I stopped because the study left me very little time to do other things and I believe it’s also important to obtain practical experience from work during your study. After that I spent some time abroad thinking about what to do. I really liked mechanical engineering but in my line of work as a light technician electrical engineering is also very important. At first I looked mainly at studies in technical universities, because I felt applied sciences wouldn’t be challenging enough. But then I realised there are plenty of ways for me to challenge myself with work and other extracurricular activities. I choose the study mechatronics because it’s a great combination of things I already have some experience in for example mechanics and math, and things that are rather new to me like programming.
I’ve started this study in the academic year of 2015-2016 and I intend to obtain my bachelor of engineering it in the year 2020. During the study I would like to get as much hands on experience as possible by following international internships and applying the skills I’ve learned at my work. After the study I will start looking for a new challenge, either in the form of a Master or a job at an innovating company.
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