作者：金笔佳文 | 日期：2016-01-01 19:12:27 | 阅读： 1873
“I came, I saw, I conquered.” By Julius Caesar
Why to come
I am from China which is the motherland of Confucius, one of the greatest educators in the world. I am expecting to go to the United Kingdom, the home of Shakespeare, one of the greatest thinkers through human history. Carrying the dream of becoming an excellent engineer, I am applying for your distinguished master degree program of Engineering Management in School of Mechanical Engineering at University of Birmingham, in hope of walking all the way from China to UK, from East to West.
I was born in a mechanical engineering family in Nanjing, a Chinese industrialized city. My grandfather had worked as a drafting engineer and my father has worked in a big vehicle company as an engineer for about 30 years. So I was deeply attracted by the complex and magic machine when I was a little girl. My father often told me knowledge about different cars and mechanical engineering skills, which deeply impressed me. In addition, I also consider that the future of vehicle industry will be very bright. Then learning more about vehicle engineering will be a good helper for me to have an excellent career.
My undergraduate studies major in vehicle engineering from 2009 to 2013 in Jiangsu University and it is renowned for its open-style education, which has fulfilled me with adequate knowledge of both current and traditional automotive technology. During the past 3 years, I gradually discovered, the more knowledge I have accumulated, the more it fascinated me. Therefore, I studied hard and got good marks in most of the courses. My GPA(for the past three years) ranked me the top 1 in my major of more than 150 students, which brings me scholarships every year since I came to university. I have profoundly and solidly grasped the knowledge about Test Studying of Vehicle, Construction of Vehicle, Vehicle Theory, Vehicle Design, Electro-Technology, Electronics, Machinery Principle, Vehicle Interior and Exterior, System Innovation & Practice etc. Meanwhile, I have read some books and magazines related to automotive engineering and machinery principle for enhancing my professional level and enriching my academic knowledge. The process of continuous study is also a process of continuous improvement of my ability and the years of diligent study have much enhanced my interest in the specialties. My good performance both in academics and social works enable me the Tri-A Merit Student for two years. My diligence and perseverance gives me the confidence to come into a completely new nation to explore and experiment.
What I have seen
The more experiences concerning Vehicle Engineering I have, the more passion for engineering management grows in my mind. It is a rewarding for me to have work experiences at SAIC MOTOR UK Technical Centre Ltd. during the summer holidays (July-August in 2011 and 2012). In the summer of 2011, I spent about 6 weeks studying the process of automotive design in the design studio. I worked on a small project in order to have an experience in all aspects of a vehicle program. And I completed a variety of Design tasks from Market Research, Color & Trim, Sketches, Rendering, Packaging and Tape Drawings, Alias modeling through working on a 25% Scale Clay Model. In each discipline, I worked with members of the design team and gained significant knowledge about the workings of an automotive Design Studio. In addition, I enjoyed the feeling of working in a team like that. And in the summer of 2012, I gained a lot under the guidance of the engineers in Body In White, Electronic Department and Exterior and Interior. During the 7 weeks, I learned their basic working process and professional knowledge, visited Premier Sheet Metal (Tooling Manufacture Awareness) and Jaguar Land Rover (Vehicle Production Awareness), studied to use CATIA V5 and AUTOFORM (FEA), involved in making a harness from a 2D drawing, went on to manufacture a sunroof harness that could be tested on Lab Car and designed a LED Daytime Running Lamp (DRL). All these experiences provided me with not only information that I need but also difficulties which are necessary and good for me. And I know that they can improve me gradually. So I hope to enter your university to upgrade myself as well as face challenges that will inevitably provide me with.
How to conquer
Confucius tells us that knowledge is infinite. Starting my study in the UK will not only strengthen my academic abilities like the better application of the methodology and effectiveness in case study or research, but also enable me to learn and think under the influence of western culture. So I choose to continue my study in your honored master degree program of Engineering Management in School of Mechanical Engineering which boasts a world-class faculty, course settings and top-ranking research facilities to help me fulfill my dream and conquer the unknown world of knowledge. At the same time, I will also contribute my own background knowledge of the automotive engineering technology and work experience to my study in this program. I hope that my own understanding of the global vehicle knowledge which is based on the combination of the two nation’s education tradition and current situation will also be helpful to the concerned field of study in this program.
Enrichment is what I am always doing because I know my motherland needs me. Chinese government has put mechanical engineering development as its nation’s economic policy and the need for cross-cultural professional engineers is urgent. Therefore, after my completing the proposed program, I will return to China to serve as a global engineer and do my contributions.