Isaiah Fasanya studies MSc Energy Systems Engineering at USW
Why did you choose to study the course?
I previously studied BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at the University. After I graduated I began to job hunt and I found was that most companies often ask for a postgraduate degree. I realised that to get what I desire I need to go the extra mile. I finally decided to opt for a course that is energy related and started looking around for universities that are well aligned with the industry by checking on the modules that are stated to be studied. University of South Wales was already pretty much home for me plus I knew that the lecturers here are willing to help and supportive.
What have you enjoyed about the course so far?
I have enjoyed the course as it has enlightened me with knowledge to see potentials and opportunity regarding the energy sector. It’s a crucial component to a sustainable economy.
All the modules are very informative and therefore difficult to choose a favourite, but I particularly enjoyed Applied Thermodynamics which deals with energy recovery and optimisation, Industrial Heating Processes which looks at heating at industrial level in relation to energy, and Sustainable Energy Systems which addresses sustainable energy generation and efficient usage of the energy.
What are your plans for the future?
Energy is important to any economy and the industry is currently finding means to optimise energy use to ensure better efficiency. I hope to channel my knowledge and abilities to find profound solutions within the field.
My future plan is to have a fulfilled career as a Chartered Engineer. I was recently confirmed as an Associate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) from been an Affiliate member after starting my Master’s programme. I hope to get into the industry to gain experience and attain full chartered status.