Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Helping deliver high-speed broadband Yuan Gao initially had no idea what he wanted to study at university and then one of his friends introduced him to the AUT University school of engineering. He spoke to a few lecturers and encouraged by what he heard, decided to jump right in.
That was 4 years ago and Yuan now has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in electrical and electronic engineering. He landed a job as an electrical engineer on the government’s rural fibre network project. He is part of the team building a high-speed network capable of delivering broadband internet to rural areas. He says his AUT study was a great help in getting the job, and his managers liked his reporting style and the way he communicated with them.
Apart from learning about electrical engineering, other useful skills and knowledge he gained during his study included communication skills, how to give presentations, report writing and problem solving.
“AUT staff members were really helpful. Whenever I had a problem I just knocked on their door and got help – no appointment necessary. I made friends with my lecturers and supervisors.”
Yuan says he would eventually like to return to university to do a PhD.