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Engineering Personal Statements

We hope our collection of UCAS Engineering personal statements provides inspiration for writing your own. Please do not plagiarise them in any way, or UCAS will penalise your application. Our  Personal Statement Editing & Review Services  are available if you feel you need a little extra help.

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Chemical Engineering Personal Statement ***
I have always enjoyed studying Maths, Physics and Chemistry, and I would like the opportunity to continue this study. Chemical Engineering appeals to me because of the challenges involved in the application of scientific theory to practical, real world problems such as how to deal with nuclear waste…
Engineering Personal Statement ****
The art of engineering is applying scientific theories to design. The fundamental principles that are applied to products and structures are paramount and by studying engineering I am hoping to learn how engineers use these principles and then integrate them into designs…
Marine Engineering MSc Personal Statement
Engineering plant fascinates me – I am drawn to the interaction between complex machines and support systems to achieve a goal. I also have a love of problem solving, by which I mean the identification of a problem and the selection and implementation of a solution…
Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Personal Statement
I have always been fascinated by the vast jobs robots are able to perform, and by the way all these cars around us were designed. The problem is, my interest was not satisfied by revolving around the outer appearance of these machines or by how well they achieved their functions, but was constantly demanding to learn more about how they managed to do so, and what inner complexities I was not allowed to meet closely made it capable of attracting my attention…
Chemical Engineering Personal Statement
Society needs engineers that can and will change the world. Studying engineering has always appealed to me, mainly because it relies heavily on problem solving and combines my two favourite subjects, Maths and Science…
Engineering Geology Personal Statement
My interest in the natural world started early in my life. At the age of 4 and at my first school years, my favorite trip was at the Greek Natural History museum where I admired the shinny purple stones, the giraffe, the lions, and most of all, the huge Triceratops skeleton…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
Understanding and discovering how mechanical products work has always been an interest of mine. When I was younger, I would spend hours building complex structures using Lego or K-Nex which is where my passion for engineering began…
Aerospace (Aeronautical) Engineering Personal Statement
Fire, the wheel, boats, book printing, electricity, engines, automobiles, planes, spaceships, wireless information transfer: engineering is determining this progress. Leading engineers are the creators of our future…
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Personal Statement
I have always had a creative ability and a fascination with how things work. The challenge of solving practical problems inherent in the field of engineering appeals directly to these traits. I am particularly interested in electrical and electronic engineering (EEE) because it is such a rapidly evolving discipline…
Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement
The Aeronautical industry is currently one of the most rapidly advancing and high tech industries, it fascinates me to see how the machines are being built and developed to achieve magnificent goals. I have a basic understanding of how this is achieved through documentaries and research, however I endeavor to know more about this industry and broaden my understanding as the more I know the happier and more content I will become, the thought of working within this industry and helping mankind to advance and improve really excites me and your university provides me with the key features and opportunities to achieve this…
Chemical Engineering Personal Statement **
I have great interest in questions such as “How do you convert raw materials into useful products through the application of chemistry on a large scale, or more accurately, how to create and operate facilities relating to the manufacture of commodities essential for modern everyday life, in a safe efficient and environmentally friendly manner?” Questions such as these were triggered at a younger age by issues such as the origins of plastics, and how they are extracted, and produced…
Motorsport Engineering Personal Statement
For some people motorsport is a kind of madness, but for me it is passion. It started in my childhood while I was watching rallies with my father, and also watching him take part in amateur off road races…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
The ability to apply what I have learnt in the classroom to the outside world is an aspect of physics and maths that I particularly enjoy. An example of this was being able to calculate the coefficient of friction between a book and a table, by knowing the weight and measuring the angle at which it started to move…
Motorsport/Motorcycle Engineering Personal Statement
For many years growing up I was unsure as to what I wanted a career in, but at the start of secondary school I was asked, “What have you always loved?”, and my response was “cars”. At first it was all about the statistics and how fast they were, but growing up I became more interested in how things worked under the bonnet, this lead to me researching mechanics and formula 1 precision engines…
Civil & Architectural Engineering Personal Statement *****
My passion for structures began at the tender age of 7 on a trip to Nevada, USA, where I was confronted with this immense structure that has lingered at the back of my mind for over 10 years: 6.6 million tons of concrete holding back about 34 teraliters of water, the Hoover Dam, one of man’s most striking constructions, conquering what was once thought to be an impossible obstacle…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
It is my ambition to work in the engineering industry and gain ‘Chartered Engineer’ status. Maths and Science have always been my favourite subjects and during my GSCE’s physics was something that sparked my interest and has continued to engage me ever since…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement *****
Like most engineers, I have always been curious about the functioning mechanisms behind the many objects we use in our daily lives. At school, Physics and Maths have always been the subjects that I find most intriguing and in which I excel…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement ***
Modern life is almost wholly dependent on engineering. It is everywhere and it is always changing, and it is this in particular which attracts me to civil engineering. I hope that in this field I can combine my knowledge and skills in physics and maths, two subjects which particularly interest me, and also work in an area which is both diverse and exciting…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement ****
From a very young age, I had aspirations of becoming an engineer, because I wanted to build machines that did not require direct human energy inputs to operate. I achieved this for the first time a few weeks later, designing a vehicle that carried it’s energy stored in rubber-bands; it wasn’t a roaring success, but the fact that it wasn’t perfect only increased my desire to learn more about engineering…
Engineering Personal Statement
Engineering offers us the chance to make the world a better, safer and more exciting place; this is what attracts me to the subject. I am fascinated by how machines work, and in order to find out more I investigated the basic engineering involved in cars, such as the engine, the powertrain and superchargers…
Engineering Personal Statement
Maths and physics have always fascinated me and from an early age I knew that it was in the science based subjects that my interests and greatest ability lay. Although I have enjoyed the challenge that my school-based work has given me, I have always sought to extend my knowledge in these subject areas by considering the application of the theory we learn within the curriculum to the real world…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
My choice of career was initially difficult. My interests are widely varied, covering everything from biology to philosophy and from art to technology. I have come to see engineering as a discipline that can satisfy and further develop my interests…
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Personal Statement *****
Having thoroughly enjoyed A level Mathematics and Physics, I would like to further my studies with a degree course that combines these subjects. My Further Mathematics at A level course has helped me develop the confidence to tackle more chalalaging questions analytically…
Engineering Personal Statement *
I am keen to study Engineering because I find it fascinating and from an early age I have enjoyed solving mathematical and physical problems: I feel higher education would enable me to develop these skills further…
Chemical Engineering Personal Statement
Since beginning secondary school, I’ve been very interested in Chemistry and Computing. Besides my normal schoolwork I’ve read around these two subjects. Because I am also very keen on Mathematics and Physics, I want to pursue a degree course that combines all or most of these…
Engineering Personal Statement
I am keen to study Engineering at University College Northampton because I feel that this HND course will enable me to develop my engineering skills. I hope that the course will provide a foundation for my advancement in the engineering sector

I am currently seeking sponsorship from the Royal-Navy who encourage students with engineering qualifications to join their team…

Aeronautical Engineering Personal Statement
I have always loved aeroplanes; from the time I was given my first radio controlled model aircraft. I have planned an aircraft career from an early age. On a fundamental level I know how these wonderful machines fly but my ambition is to have a greater knowledge of the science behind the aircraft and as a result aeronautical engineering would be a very interesting subject for a career

My father flies microlights so this gives me basic but valuable experience as to the conditions of all aspects of flying

As well as flying model aircraft I also build them and from building these model aircraft it gives me an idea as to how aircraft may be structured, the fact that full size aircraft contain a wide range of complex materials and has a multitude of sensors making continuous measurements…

Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement
As a year 13 student at Greenwood Dale School, Nottingham, I am in the final year of my A-Level studies. My current subjects are: Maths, Physics and ICT and so far I have been quite successful with my schoolwork and in my exams…
Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement *
Aerospace engineering has fascinated me from an early age and that’s why it has always been my dream profession. One advantage I have is the ability to solve mathematical and physical problems. I feel that higher education will sharpen and develop my above skills further

This subject will not only allow me to investigate new technologies but it will also give me the opportunity to develop and focus on one of my genuine interests

My interest was heightened when I went to an army base with my uncle (base commander) and was shown and explained everything about the C-130, an old plane though but it was source of inspiration…

Industrial Engineering Personal Statement
I have been interested in engineering from an early age, since I helped my Grandad install domestic mains drainage at the age of three! Since then, I have developed my interest and understanding of the field, and would like to read Engineering at university…
Engineering Personal Statement
Having enjoyed science over the years, I decided that Engineering was the course I wanted to pursue. The fact that the course will allow me to exercise my mind in a very demanding context appeals to me greatly…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
Mathematics and Physics have always been my favourite subjects throughout my schooling career, mostly due to the implications on the real world. By taking Mechanical Engineering at university, I have the opportunity to continue with these two passions of mine…
Postgraduate Structural Engineering Personal Statement ***
A simple bridge truss was the first structure I ever analyzed. The simple combination of beams that could hold cars, trains, and trucks over long spans of water fascinated me. Having the tools to analyze the loads on the truss further increased my interest in structures…
Aeronautical Engineering Personal Statement
The rapid developments and achievements in aircraft and aerospace technologies have interested me and motivated me to pursue a career in the field of Aeronautical Engineering

I am passionate about this field as I read literature on a variety of aircraft, their design and roles…

Engineering Personal Statement
I have always had an interest in the way things work, and since I was young, science has been one of my favourite subjects. My interest in sciences, particularly physics, has developed throughout my time at school, and I enjoy the challenge of using scientific and mathematical ideas when solving everyday problems…
Engineering Personal Statement
I have always been interested in the way things work. I am always determined to succeed and I feel that this degree will make the most of my skills. I believe that being part of an engineering team will be very rewarding…
Engineering Personal Statement
I am very keen to study Engineering for my degree because I have been fascinated by mathematical and physical problems since I was very young, being brought up in a very scientific family as the son of a professor of Sunderland University my interest in science has been cultivated willingly…
Engineering Personal Statement ***
In the 21st century engineering plays a more vital role in our lives than ever before. As I look around myself I observe numerous devices that were designed and constructed by engineers. This fills me with a desire to be a part of this great prolific system of creativity and ingenuity…
Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement
Since I was young I have always had a keen interest in the way that the things around me work. From marvelling at the telephone to how planes can fly, engineering advances have never failed to captivate me…
Engineering Personal Statement
Like all young children, I often asked the question “What’s that?” However where I apparently differed from others, was in my inquisitiveness to probe further. “How does it work?” being a common phrase of mine and thus, although I didn’t realise it, my fascination with Engineering was born…
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Personal Statement **
My View of Science:
It is exciting to discover the fundamental properties of the world that we are living in, and to reveal the internal structure of the appliances that we are using everyday. Being interested in the fundamental nature of matter, I enjoy viewing things from its smallest units, and hence to develop a complete picture of those things…
Construction Management Personal Statement ***
At the end of year 11 I had seen my future career path heading towards Business management, as I have the skills needed to motivate teams, solve problems and communicate with others to get jobs set to me complete…
Engineering Personal Statement
I am predicted to get 3 A grades in Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Since I first grasped the principles of maths, I have been fascinated by the subject. This interest has led to me being placed in the advanced maths and science groups at school…
Electronic Engineering Personal Statement ***
The subjects of maths and physics have always fascinated me and I knew very early on that I wanted to pursue a career that involves science. As I progressed through school I found that I was much more interested in the application of the theory rather than the theory itself, and this is why I would like to study electronic engineering…
Chemical Engineering Personal Statement ***
Society needs engineers that can and will change the world. Meeting today’s growing global demands, coupled with safeguarding our environment is what really intrigues me.

I want to study Chemical Engineering because of its increasingly significant role in our society, particularly across a variety of industries from petrochemicals to environmental technology…

Civil Engineering Personal Statement ***
The world is forever growing and evolving, as is the demand for new buildings and good infrastructure.

The pressures of population growth and global warming are ever increasing, and civil engineers can help play a major role in designing more efficient structures, as well as planning projects in developing countries…

Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
If I were to describe myself in one word, it would definitely be inquisitive. Since young, I have always been eager to know how things work and what the principles that lie within them are. Hence I have always enjoyed science-related subjects particularly Mathematics and Physics…
Electronic and Electronic Engineering Personal Statement
Knowledge, creativity, skills and experience: these are essential qualities needed to excel in the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, hence my desire to develop them to the highest possible level…
Aeronautical Engineering Personal Statement **
Engineers through time have consistently triumphed over near-impossible odds to achieve some of the most incredible structural and mechanical feats; their pioneering ingenuity has played a central role in the ever-changing face of technological advancement…
Biomedical Engineering Personal Statement ****
I think that applying engineering techniques to the human body is a fascinating, absorbing and rewarding endeavour with many potential benefits for health care. Arguably, all engineering disciplines seek to further our quality of life, however, what interests me in bioengineering is that it can directly affect and improve our health and well being…
Engineering Personal Statement ***
Almost any technology we take for granted today involves engineering: from mobile phones to space shuttles, engineering certainly has an impact on our daily lives. Increasingly over the last few years, I have become drawn to engineering and the wide range of possibilities that studying in this field can offer…
Computer Systems Engineering Personal Statement ***
As a child, driven by an unnatural curiosity, I was often damaging some electronic devices by knocking them down and failing to reassemble just for finding out what they contained or how they worked. I have developed this habit later on computers with the difference that I did not caused any major damage to any…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
Civil Engineering is vital to the modern world – as it has been since the beginning of human history. The scientific, mathematical and team-working challenges present in modern engineering have always fascinated me and from the beginning of my secondary education, I have realized that I will always crave and enjoy such challenges…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement ***
I personally feel that there is substantial cachet to be gained by pursuing the field of Mechanical Engineering. The diversity present in this field has attracted me and it is consistent with my enthusiasm for Mathematics and Science…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
My father’s career has really inspired my so that I got a great interest in constructing buildings, houses in general.

When I was a kid of 5 years old, I was usually taken to a trip of holiday mixed with my father’s business which was supervising at construction sites far away from home…

Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement ***
Aerospace engineering is set to be possibly the most important sector of the engineering industry in the future. Suddenly flying cars are no longer a mere dream but instead a real possibility! This is why I want to study aerospace engineering; I want to be a part of this constantly evolving field and I also hope to be involved with the design of the next generation of fast jets, unmanned air vehicles and much more…
Aeronautical Personal Statement
I first realised that I wanted to study aeronautical/aerospace engineering when I was on a cadet trip, flying in a helicopter; I remember finding myself intrigued at how the helicopter was flying. Ever since then I knew I wanted to become an aeronautical engineer…
Engineering Personal Statement *
To me, engineering is fascinating. From what I learnt, the word “engineer” literally means “to make things happen”, the simple things in our daily lives to the complicated systems in factories…
Product Design Personal Statement
Everything has the ability to be improved in some way to suit the current environment; materials, construction, shape and function alter with time.

Looking at various things in everyday life, I often see possible ideas for these improvements and analyse their current design…

Avionic Systems Engineering Personal Statement
Gaining my helicopter pilots licence before I the age of 17 has been one of
the greatest highlights and achievements of my life. If learning to fly has taught me one thing, it is never to put off a challenge…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
In a world that is continually growing and evolving and problems such as global warming and population growth becoming ever more real, the need for innovation and fresh ideas from the engineering world becomes increasingly evident…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
The height of buildings, structures and natural occurring phenomenon has always put me in a state of awe. The first memory of such a moment occurred when I first viewed the Kaieteur Falls in my country of birth, Guyana which has the title of “largest single drop waterfall”…
Engineering Personal Statement
I have always been reassured by the logic and certainty associated with maths and the investigative approach of the sciences and appreciate the advantage of combining these to practical effect. For instance, work on Mechanics modules has introduced problems that require a creative mind, whilst considering real and useful applications…
Engineering Personal statement
I could still remember how excited I felt when I first saw the phone in my home, when I first used a beeper, and when I first used a mobile phone. I am impressed about the huge change in my own life brought by the rapid development of the field of E…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
I have always enjoyed and achieved highly in science and maths. I also appreciate problem solving and the feeling of achievement associated with the practical use of design and technology, which I studied to GCSE level…
Architecture/Civil Engineering Personal Statement
From the start of my second year at high school a subject which was introduced to me was graphic communication. This immediately caught my attention as the technical drawing aspect of the course was thoroughly enjoyable

To further investigate more about this subject I chose to do graphic communication at a higher level which broadened my experience in technical drawing and introduced me to computer aided drawing which inspired me to research different courses related to this subject and doing so clearly confirmed my desire to study this course…

Mechanical Engineering/Mathematics Personal Statement
Throughout my 5th and 6th years at Nairn academy my interest in maths and physics has developed greatly. I thoroughly enjoyed these 2 higher subjects and I am now studying both at advanced higher. In particular, the Mechanics topic of the physics has grabbed my attention and I scored top of my class in our last test with 95%…
Postgraduate Electronics Engineering Personal Statement
My mother always said, “You always enjoyed the company of tools from your father’s tool kit, may be passion for trying against odd runs in your blood.”

My father is an Electrical engineer by qualification with laurels and industrial consultant by profession, only after hard earned experience in all walks of industrial environment…

Chemical Engineering Personal Statement
I enjoy science because it personally interests me and can be applied and made useful in everyday life. At university I hope to study chemical engineering because I am good at chemistry and maths and would like to apply them to a practical course that is challenging yet rewarding…
Engineering Personal Statement
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My determination is to study engineering relating to my desire and previous studies to seek the challenge of today’s competitive world. There seems to be a huge target to lead the world in technology because now a day there are a lot of professionals in the world and defeat them is second challenge…
Automotive engineering Personal Statement **
It all began when I was very young and I used to see my father fixing pipes, changing the car’s motor oil, repairing electric devices” that I said I want to be like him. My father had studied Industrial Engineering, so I grew up thinking that I had to follow in my father’s footsteps…
Biochemical Engineering Personal statement ***
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Gandhiji.

This quote by Gandhiji reflects the way my life is lived and the personality developed by living this lifestyle…

Civil Engineering Personal Statement
Civil engineering is a discipline which is essential in the modern world: roads, bridges, airports, railways, sewage works and power stations all provide the fabric of today’s society, and without them the world would be a very different place…
Biomedical Engineering Personal Statement
Thanks to my mother’s profession, I have had a front row seat in observing the radical changes made in the medical field with the introduction of new devices.

I have also seen the beneficial effects these developments have had on the lives of people living in the less affluent countries in the Middle East; these observations coupled with my interest in mechanics have inspired me to pursue a career in biomedical engineering…

Chemical Engineering Personal Statement
Ever since I was a child I had a peculiar interest in science and wondered why things are the way they are. I carried on the passion I had for science in the first few years of secondary education, and due to my ability and love for the subject, I was selected to study triple science at GCSE level…
Automotive Engineering Personal Statement
I have been interested in engineering from a very young age, whether building robots and structures from ‘Lego’ and ‘Meccano’ or repairing friend’s radio control cars, it has always been part of my life…
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Personal Statement *****
Flirting with electrons has worked wonders. Electronics engineers have manipulated these positron antiparticles to revolutionise fields as diverse as acoustics, medicine and robotics. Impressed by these phenomenal advancements, I am ambitious to join the wonderful people who relentlessly strive to change our lives for the better…
Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement
The time I first saw an aircraft fly over our house, I was three. Out of curiosity I asked my father about it. To avoid complexity he simply explained that it was like a gigantic flying bus. I was awed…
Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement
I have always had an interest and enthusiasm in engineering, particularly aerospace engineering since I was about 7 years old – fixing bicycles, computers, circuit boards, speakers and also by working as a team to take out all the parts of car engines and fitting them back in the right places…
Aeromechanical Engineering Personal Statement
For as long as I can remember, aircraft have always been a primary interest of mine. Being a typical young boy my early interests and aspirations were to become a fighter pilot or an astronaut. However, as I grew older and my eyes were opened to the wonders of physics, my interests were turned to the engineering behind the machines themselves, from the 11 ton Eurofighter Typhoon to the 2000 ton Space shuttle…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement ***
My interest in technology began at a young age when I became curious about how the television worked. I didn’t believe there were tiny people inside, as explained by my father, and with other appliances like the radio, I found myself eager to understand how they functioned…
Electronic/Electrical Engineering (EEE) Personal Statement ***
From a very young age, physics has always been a subject close to my heart. Back when I was in primary school it was space that captured my imagination, but as I’ve grown up the world of electronics has become the forerunner for my attention…
Mathematics and Engineering Personal Statement
Questions regarding the reason for my liking of mathematics have only one answer: mathematical logic and concepts contribute to a practical approach in every aspect of life. It is the diversity and universal applicability of this subject that encourages me to delve further and study it in depth…
Engineering personal statement (Mature Student) *****
Having had a successful 11 year career in the travel industry, it may seem a little peculiar that I am now applying to study engineering. When I was younger, I had planned to become an engineer and at 16 I took an apprenticeship with the Royal Navy…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement *****
Engineering, the result of the equation : Scientific knowledge + Mathematics, with the purpose of creating processes from which all Earth’s inventions develop. It is a concept which dates back from the early beginning…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
My romance with structures started a few years back when I first visited one of my father’s construction sites with him.

The essence of building something to me is not only about the construction, it’s about the power…

Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
I had discovered it in the early years of life, the solution to quench my thirst for knowledge, is to pursue Mechanical Engineering as my career. Opting for such a degree will not only ease my frustration, but will facilitate me in accomplishing my passion, and following my dreams…
Chemical Engineering Personal Statement
From the very first day of college I’ve been gradually developing a great interest in all aspects of Chemistry and Maths. Having recently read, “Beyond the Molecular Frontier: Challenges for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering” I have discovered what an imperative role chemists and chemical engineers play in industry and how, by working together, they contribute to an improved future…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement ****
A great appreciation of architecture and buildings, both aesthetically and structurally, has inspired my ambition to study civil engineering. To learn how all the different elements interact and rely upon one another to function and how the foundations and drainage of a building combine to ensure the structure is sound (as clearly shown by the iconic Lloyds of London) would be amazing…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement *****
I grew up as a boy who loves robots and motorbikes very much. Thus, I love things that move
especially those that are related to engines.

I started to be really passionate about mechanical engineering when I learned about the
control system when I was in high school…

Civil Engineering Personal Statement *****
My choice to study Civil Engineering was the result of mature reflection. I’m aware that the decisions I make at this age will surely determine my life. The direction of my studies will certainly bond my future and I decided that this commitment should contain things I love, and make me feel useful in society…
Engineering Personal Statement
In a world that overwhelmingly recognizes climate change as a dangerous threat and has become wary of the shortcomings of fossil fuels and the fact that they’re depleting at an alarming rate, pressures are building on modern industry and businesses to become greener and more sustainable…
Engineering Personal Statement
From a young age I have always been wondering how things work. I usually tried to improve things by making them more efficient or by adjusting their functionality. At that time I didn’t actually know what engineering was…
Engineering Personal Statement
Physics is that branch of science without which science is just like a beautiful lamp with no light. For centuries, mathematicians and physicists have made plenty of scientific contributions thus helping the world make a better place to live…
Aeronautical Engineering Personal Statement
The rapid progress and achievements in aircraft technologies has motivated me to follow a career in aeronautical engineering as it plays a very significant role in today’s modern world. It is fascinating to see how engineers apply scientific and mathematical principles to everyday situations like the design, manufacture and operation of efficient structures, machines, processes and systems…
Environmental Engineering Personal Statement
Nowadays, Environmental Engineering plays a vital role in the world as the environment is being put under constantly increasing pressure. As I am fascinated by Science and Mathematics and feel that the environment is incredibly important, I decided to study this course…
Product Design Engineering Personal Statement *****
From a young age I have always been interested in how things work, and would often get told off by my dad for taking things apart around the house! I feel that my strength in school lies in the more ‘male’ minded subjects such as Maths and Design Technology, and I feel that engineering is the right route for me to take…
Electrical Engineering Personal Statement
According to S.R. Covey, in his book ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’, one of the key traits to accomplish any task is to begin with the end in mind and work accordingly to achieve it.

Many students inherently practice this from childhood till the actual time of choosing field arrives…

Civil Engineering Personal Statement *****
The Three Gorges Dam, the 2335m concrete wonder holding back 39.3 cu km of water, powering 9 provinces and 2 cities, slows down the rotation of the earth by 0.06 microseconds. It is testament to the awesome potential of Civil Engineering to reshape the environment, push the boundaries of physical possibilities while making a real impact by solving practical problems and ultimately, engineer awe-inspiring contributions…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
Civil engineers shape and manage the world around us for the benefit of others and being able to use my skills in mathematics, physics and design to do such tasks would be a very exciting and rewarding experience…
Engineering Personal Statement
Overcoming economic hurdles tempered by ecological limits requires innovative solutions. For centuries mathematical and analytical skills have fused to solve practical problems. The diverse nature of engineering has made advancements possible in an array of fields from the wheel to The International Space Station…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement *****
From a very young age I was intrigued by projectiles. Always wondering why if I threw an object, it would inevitably return to the ground no matter how hard I tried. Such queries kept me captivated throughout my youth and are probably what motivates my enjoyment in physics today…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
From a young age, I have been fascinated by engineering, the built environment and the way machines work to aid everyday life. The concept of combining maths, physics and logic to find innovative solutions to problems really interests me and this is what attracts me to engineering…
Aeronautical Engineering Personal Statement
Aircraft is one of the major contributions of all time. The intricate engineering behind Aircraft, Space Shuttle and Satellite really captivates me. The work of Aerospace engineers is quite challenging as they apply their acquired knowledge of Mathematics and Physics to design such major products to satisfy real world necessities…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
I have always been an academic and studious person; it is my innovative and inquisitive nature however that compels me to study at university. At a young age, whilst taking apart lawnmowers and old mopeds in the shed with my father, I discovered a natural understanding for mechanics…
Aerospace Personal Statement *****
Personal Statement

I have always loved space; from the first time I saw the Rover projects on Mars. My ambition from a young age has been to be the part of the team that sends a human to Mars. As an avid physicist I have looked into a variety of methods and ways this could be achieved but I really want to have a greater knowledge of the science behind space craft and as a result astronautics and aerospace engineering would be a perfect subject for Higher education…

Engineering & Management Personal Statement
The rapid advancement in engineering technologies over the past century has radically changed the way we live. These technologies have not only brought about positive change but also a mosaic of interrelated problems that afflict us socially, economically and ecologically…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
Being born as a son to two former engineers, I was raised in an environment where curiosity is treasured and nurtured. It wasn’t surprising that as I became older, my fascination towards science and technology also grew along with me…
Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement
While other children fell asleep to the sound of their parents reading them bedtime fairytales, I was busy re-reading Ladybirds Explorer’s, “Flight” for probably the fourth time that day. I’ve been enthralled by the concept of flight and aerodynamics ever since I was young…
Chemical Engineering Personal Statement *****
The world is on our hands. By 2030, 9.3 billion people will walk this earth. How to meet their growing demands, as well as ensure that tomorrow’s environment is kept intact, has been a critical issue for decades…
Chemical Engineering Personal Statement
Chemical Engineering is a most fascinating field of all the branches of science and engineering. To me it truly reflects human endeavour and spirit through means such as the exploration of unknown substances, and making something of worth and value out of mere raw materials…
Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement *****
The aerospace industry is at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries of technological advancement at an exponential rate. The design and manufacture of craft that can defy the limits of our world, or go beyond the decree of nature, is arguably the pinnacle of engineering in the world today…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
Civil Engineering is a profession that is growing and evolving at a fast pace. Civil engineers play a major role in the world meeting the high demand for new buildings and improved infrastructure. I am keen to become a Civil Engineer and I believe I have the talents to be successful in this profession…
Engineering Personal Statement
The world of engineering is so complex, yet so inspiring. Incredibly, engineers are discovering more ingenious and inventive solutions to complicated problems, whilst continually maximising efficiency…
Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement *****
Having grown up on an International Airport’s flight path, waking up every morning to the sound of turbofan engines squeezing out tens of thousands of pounds of thrust has sparked my passion for aviation…
Engineering Personal Statement *****
Engineering has always captured my imagination; from the enormity that is the Airbus A380 to the minute workings of a computer circuit board, I have always been inspired to develop my understanding of the world around me, through my passion for Engineering…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
With 7 billion people in the world, it’s hard for one person to make a significant contribution. Engineering allows you to map your ingenuity onto a creation and to shape the future through innovation…
Biomedical Engineering Personal Statement *****
Being nicknamed after sheep isn’t something to be proud of, but the fact that most people in my neighbourhood know me as “Dolly” reveals my passion for genetic engineering. My fascination with science began in primary school and thanks to a desire to delve deeper into the scientific principles that govern this world and use them to develop technology that can resolve our problems, it gradually developed into a career choice…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement ***
Engineers play an integral part in everyday life. They are at the forefront of modern technology and also are at the pinnacle of innovation. Engineering has taken major leaps in many sectors but most noticeably the aeronautics and mechanical sector…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
These days, we are surrounded by engineering marvels. From radios to space shuttles, everything involves a vital feat of engineering. That is what I find most attractive about this field as its application is everywhere…
Electrical Engineering Personal Statement
The defining wonder of today’s age is electricity. In just two centuries, we have come from Faraday’s crude but prophetic experiments to devices just a square inch that can calculate in seconds what the most gifted of human minds might take days…
Chemical Engineering Personal Statement
Whilst at a local canal festival, I saw a hydrogen powered barge which intrigued me. I thought that this was my first experience of chemical engineering, until I researched what this field encompassed…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
Having spent most of my early childhood abroad and the rest in an international school, English has become my primary language. Despite being fluent in my native language, Vietnamese, I prefer using English most of the time, especially when it comes to studying…
General Engineering Personal Statement
As I triggered the release mechanism and watched two pounds of rock hurtle skywards I thought to myself, “trebuchets are awesome!”. Years passed before I realised that this was my first engineering project…
Engineering Personal Statement
When I was a child, most of the sentences I spoke out finished with a question mark, asking how everyday things work. Receiving answers to these questions and learning more about Mathematics and Physics has enlarged my desire to make human life easier and become an Engineer…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
My decision to study engineering stems from a desire to contribute to the evolution of society through a process that does not just define our environment but our era. My personal inspiration is the Segovia aqueduct, an 800m long, 30 metre high Roman marvel which still stands today…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
Aged 4, my favourite question was “why?”. This eventually developed into “Why is the sky blue”, “Why does 2 plus 2 equal four”, and after the first time I crossed the Severn Bridge, “Why does that stand up?”…
Chemical Engineering Personal Statement
To me, Chemical Engineering is one of the most fundamental factors in underpinning how the world works. Understanding the key chemical processes of nature is essential to development of new substances and creating products with financial value and for use of the whole population…
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Personal Statement
Curiosity has always been my nature since I was young and I was never afraid to know more as I really like challenges. This is why I have a keen interest in science ever since I started formal education, it explains the hows and whys in almost anything and everything…
Aeronautical Engineering Personal Statement
I come from a family with a history in engineering. My father spent 22 years in the army, namely The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and my grandfather worked for a small plumbing company. This has filtered down to me and I have a huge enthusiasm for the subject…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
Civil engineers have the ability to design, convey and build what their mind envisions, there is little boundary to what they can achieve. They are expected to overcome challenges in any context, be it environmentally sustainable buildings, structures required to withstand earthquakes and over 800 metres in height…
Engineering Personal Statement
I have always had an eye for how things work. I have a talent for being able to look at something mechanical and have a pretty good guess at what goes on inside. Even better, if not working being able to logically think through the problem and fix it…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
Engineering deals with different aspect of our life such as design, construction, and built environmental. In this modern world, roads, bridges, railways, sewage works and power station all supply today’s society, and without them, world would be very different…
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
The use of mathematics and mechanics to create complex machines from simplistic theories is a wondrous art form, and something I have been passionate about since I was a child. My discovery and eventual love of engineering came when I would help my dad with the construction of the car garage in our garden…
Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement
Aircraft spotting! Watching all those planes open their landing gears, smoothly touching the ground while landing, the back wheels first, the plane being elevated in the front, and then eventually the front ones making contact with the ground, levelling the plane, with such elegance and fantastic beauty…
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Personal Statement
The first fully functional computer ENIAC or Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, spanned over thousand square feet, used eighteen thousand vacuum tubes, and weighed over thirty tons. A modern CPU however, is a thousand times faster than ENIAC…
Electrical Engineering (Part Time) Personal Statement

Since leaving school I got an apprenticeship as an electrical engineer at James Fisher Nuclear (formally known as MB Faber). I have now finished my time and completed an ONC/HNC & HND. I feel that academically I can achieve more and taking a degree is the next natural progression…

Motorsport Engineering Personal Statement

From a very young age, I have had aspirations of becoming an engineer, because I wanted to follow my passion of motorsport and make my mark in the development of the automotive world.

For the first time in my life I have the opportunity to take my first steps towards a successful career…

Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement

The interest I have in engineering started with my fascination in Science. While I was growing up, it has always been my desire to be involved in a scientific project; and when the opportunity came, I did not let it go to waste…

Engineering Personal Statement

Applying engineering techniques to everyday life is a fascinating, absorbing and rewarding endeavour with many potential benefits for technological progression. My interest has flourished since taking part in an electronics course where I had to design, etch, and solder my own PCB starting from scratch…

Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement

From the very first fire to planning the colonisation of Mars, the evolution of engineering has shaped the development of humanity; and so too has the development of humanity shaped the evolution of engineering…

Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement

Mechanical engineering is where all other branches of engineering originate from. There was an article in New Scientist about a company called Biomechatronics Research Group, which is researching techniques of getting living nerves to grow around and interface directly with prosthetic limbs…

Engineering Personal Statement
My insatiable desire to solve problems fuels my interest in engineering. Throughout my life I have had a distinctly inquisitive approach to technology. For example, when I was 11, I was bought an Internal Combustion Engine Model…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
I want to conquer the world of automobiles by becoming an automobile specialist. With such plans I have always enjoyed studying more technical topics in physics such as electromagnetism. Apart from it being an engaging topic, motors played the role of an engine in all my toy cars so the curiosity was there from the beginning…
Engineering Personal Statement
When I was part of a team designing a Paralympic wet suit for the National STEM challenge, I thoroughly enjoyed researching materials, designs and working as a team to overcome the challenge. From this I recognised the important role which engineers play in improving the quality of people’s lives, and it was this experience in Year 8 that inspired me to want to pursue engineering…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement (with gap year)
As a young child I would often marvel at a feat of engineering, such as how a wing creates lift. However, frustrated at my inability to comprehend the nature of such sights I could merely only scratch at the surface…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
The catalyst for my ever-developing interest in engineering began with a family holiday to London back in 2006. I remember gazing wide-eyed in wonderment upon the majesty of Westminster and the accompanying Elizabeth Tower, my eight-year-old brain struggling to comprehend the sheer complexity and difficulty of designing and constructing such a magnificent piece of architecture…
Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering Personal Statement
With recent advancements in current projects including SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, the aerospace industry is still very much at the height of technology. With ever more tremendous progress being made every day, this is an industry which I hope to be part of…
Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement
For as long as I can remember, my eyes have been fixed on the sky, admiring heavier-than-air machines that seamlessly take off to the skies, representing more than a century of daring breakthroughs. Intricate systems that come together perfectly to allow human flight to heights the Wright brothers never thought possible…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
My fascination with functioning mechanisms and their movement began at a very young age. As a child, I spent a large portion of my free time meticulously taking apart and putting back together my Lego vehicle kit, intrigued by how different combinations of simple building blocks could create such intricate and complex models…
Chemical Engineering Personal Statement
A chemical engineer seeks to use theories in sciences to achieve efficient processes in industrial operations. Through my explorations in physics and mathematics researches, I realize that I am passionate to find efficient technological processes and create new scientific theories…
Aeronautical Engineering Personal Statement
There’s a tradition in Chinese culture where on the child’s first birthday, objects are placed on a tray and what he or she has chosen indicates his or her future career or traits. My mother told me I was presented with a calculator, a book, a stamp and a pen…
Postgraduate Robotics and Mechatronics Personal Statement
Numbers, numbers, numbers. We use them to quantify everything. Reynolds number can tell us about the state that a flow is in. Avogadro’s number tells us how many atoms or molecules are in one mole. However, there are far more complex things that, in my opinion, cannot be quantified solely based on numbers…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
Growing up, my parents put a lot of pressure on me to become a doctor. However, the field was never one that I took to. From a young age, I was always interested in how machines used in everyday life such as phones and cars worked…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
I am naturally curious, often reading articles from, New Scientist, The Engineer and various journals. In year 11, I organised two weeks of work experience at Southampton University’s High Voltage Lab and ORC, shadowing Ph…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement
I cannot pin my fascination of structures and engineering down to one moment. It has been a mix of experiences: my passion for knowing how and why things work, my love for problem solving and all the engineering wonders I have encountered…
Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
I see engineering principles in everyday life. As how I truly see it, knowing how an object works is truly fascinating. In music, as an experienced timpanist, it is important to understand something as simple as the ratchet clutch system in the pedals to the tuning mechanism in the equalization of tension on the skin of the drum…
Engineering Personal Statement – Foundation Year
It was a recent trip to Pakistan which led me towards Civil Engineering. Whilst travelling, the sheer difference between the infrastructure seen in the UK and Pakistan was shocking.

From the general quality of large-scale construction to the lack of sustainable wastewater treatment methods, I began to understand how civil engineering is at the forefront of literally building a country…

Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
My ambition is to contribute to break-through innovation to guide us deep into the 21st century and beyond. I want to become a mechanical engineer have always been a very curious individual. I grew up around everything from quads, tractors, to rally cars and motocross bikes…
Civil Engineering Personal Statement (with Foundation Year)
Structure has an efficiency and practicality that is, in itself, quite beautiful. For all structures – be it a bridge, underground tunnel or stadium, the laws of physics and fundamental structural concepts must be obeyed…
Professor Elnashaie states, in Nanotechnology for Chemical Engineers, that the fundamental principles of nanoparticles are directly synergistic with the intricate world of Chemical Engineering. My desire to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering originates from my appreciation of the significant work done by Chemical Engineers in implementing the practical applications of nanotechnology and translating this Nano-work into the fields shaping the world – the sciences, Computer Science, and even Economics…
MA in chemical engineering
I have always enjoyed studying Maths, Physics and Chemistry, and I would like the opportunity to continue this study. Chemical Engineering appeals to me because of the challenges involved in the application of scientific theory to practical, real world problems such as how to deal with nuclear waste…
PS for civil engineering – French student
Our climate is changing, our species are disappearing and our air is becoming unbreathable. Environmental issues have been important ever since I remember and I have always wanted to learn more about how humanity could tackle these issues…
Electrical and electronics engineering
As my father is an engineer, I was exposed to some aspects of engineering from a young age, especially mechanical and electrical engineering. Seeing what he does laid the foundation for my love for engineering…
Aeronautical Engineering Personal Statement
–I have always been fascinated by how everything known to the human species is constantly driving us even further, pushing boundaries and finding new limitations. For me, the realisation of how awesome Mother Earth and the Universe are sends chills down my spine…