The “Year in Industry” programme gives you the opportunity to work on complex, large-scale projects with world-famous companies
My decision to choose to study Electronic and Electrical Engineering was quite a simple one. I knew the degree would enable me to understand not just how computers work, but electronic devices as a whole, while also being one of the most versatile bachelor’s degrees in engineering.
I picked the “Year in Industry” programme as it gives you the opportunity to work on complex, large-scale projects and in an environment you normally wouldn’t be able to due to lack of experience.
At McLaren I’m designing and building a high-performance power converter primarily projected for use in motorsports applications, to help with optimising electric power integration in hybrid powertrains.
My project was mainly in the field of electronic engineering, so there was quite a lot of relevant material from 2nd year that helped me understand basic concepts, such as circuit topologies, mathematics and programming.
Obviously, when you’ve been a fan of McLaren ever since you were little, it can sometimes be overwhelming walking on the large airy corridors, next to the cars in which the likes of Senna, Hamilton or Alonso created history! However, I also found this very motivating and inspirational.
Top 10 in the UK
We're in the top 10 UK Electronic and Electrical Engineering Departments (The World University Rankings 2020).