My strengths in completing my GCSEs at Larne high School, were in computer
studies, geography, maths, science and technology. I was extremely interested in
computer studies, technology and maths.
My strengths in completing my BTEC national diploma in engineering were in Micro
electronics, digital electronics (Electronics B), computer applications,
electronic principles, Computer Aided Drawing, engineering materials,
Introduction To Numerical Control and PLC’s. I was very interested in all of my
subjects, although my favourite subjects where subjects involving electronics
and computers like digital electronics, computer applications, micro
electronics, computer aided drawing (CAD) and PLC’s.
I am presently completing a BEng (hons) Electronics Systems at the University of
Ulster, Jordanstown. This is a four-year course, 1st, 2nd
and 4th year in the university environment and the 3rd
year in an industrial environment. Having competed year 1, I have discovered
that I am extremely interested in digital electronics, microprocessor
electronics and computer programming.
I enjoy outdoor activities like swimming, cycling and fishing. I also enjoy most
indoor activities like snooker, pool and amateur radio. I am extremely
interested and enjoy working with computers, this includes: computer programming
(have experience programming in C and BASIC), Website design (currently
designing my own website in my spare time), networking (LAN and WAN) and basic
computer applications (e.g. word processor, spread sheet, etc.). I am also
extremely interested and enjoy working with electronics, this includes: digital
electronics (Both design and repair of digital circuits), Microprocessor
electronics (have experience using Z80, 6800 and 68000 processors) and upgrading
my computer system (extra RAM, network card, Hard drive, CDR drive, etc.).
On completion of my degree at the University of Ulster I would like a job in the
engineering field. I am interested in all fields of engineering including the
mechanical end, but I would like to specialise in the electronic & computer end.
Involving the use of computers to solve engineering related problems. Working
with electronics either by repairing faulty electrical equipment, or by
designing my own circuits to complete a certain task.
I spent one week working in Camco International in Monkstown for work experience
when I was at Larne high School; it was a very interesting and enjoyable week
and learned a lot about CNC lathes, CNC milling machines (including how the CNC
machines were programmed) and precision instruments. I have been working in a
local engineering company (D Engineering) in Belfast during my summer holidays
from collage & university for the last three years now. The job involved me
undertaking lots of different mechanical engineering practices. Including the
use of drilling machines, a saw cutting machine, a punching machine, hand held
angle grinders, mig welders, reading of technical drawing etc… This was a very
good learning experience and enjoyed it very much. Although I prefer the
electronics & computer side of engineering and hope my future career is in this
I am reliable, punctual, always co-operative, hard working, always thoughtful to others and always give my best no matter what the task is.
Your Signature: ____________ Date: 23/10/1999
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