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Sarah Bruce - BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

Sarah will graduate from Abertay in July 2016 with a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering.  She has already been offered a full time position with Millard Consulting, where she spent her industrial placement.  She'll combine this position with studying for an MSc in Civil Engineering.  

Why engineering at Abertay?

Engineering includes everything I enjoy - maths, physics, art and design - and links up to architecture. I had always been interested in buildings and materials and innovative structures and this is all a part of a civil engineering career.

I considered several different universities, but being local to the area and having looked into the course - which included everything I wanted to study -  Abertay was the natural choice.

After studying the subject for four years and finding out what an engineering career entails I am excited about pursuing a career in this field. It was definitely the right decision.

What have you got planned for after graduation?

I am going on to do an MSc in Civil Engineering in September, but I have also been offered a job with Millard Consulting, a civil engineering consultancy offering structural, infrastructure, flooding and environmental services.

I have been with the company since my industrial placement in the third year of my course. I was offered the opportunity to stay on over that summer and full-time employment after graduating. I have gained experience in the structural team but I am going to be working with the infrastructure and flooding and environment teams over the summer, to broaden my experience and knowledge.

Highlights of your time at Abertay?

The placement year was fantastic in terms of providing hands-on experience and creating opportunities for the future.  Also, the lecturers at Abertay were really approachable.  It created a more informal learning experience which I really enjoyed.  

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