Chinelo Benedine Ndunaka
"There’s a big international student presence at Surrey which has given me an appreciation for different cultures. I have met some amazing people and made friends for life."
CourseProcess Systems Engineering MSc
Having studied for an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering in my home country, Nigeria, I chose Surrey’s MSc Process Systems Engineering because it opens up a vast range of career options in the process industry, which I’ve been fascinated by since doing an internship at Exxon Mobil.
I was impressed by the course structure of the masters course, which comprises of a good blend of process systems, optimisation and business-focused modules. Added to this, the University has a good reputation, with a high ranking for chemical engineering and student satisfaction.
One of the things I most like about the MSc is that each core module had a complementary software to learn: this gives a practical and realistic understanding of the modules and an insight into their application in the process industry.
I’ve found that the academic staff are knowledgeable and very professional, eager and willing to provide assistance. They are happy to arrange drop-in sessions where students can discuss topics taught in lectures that they’re struggling with.
The facilities at Surrey provide a great all-round academic experience: the lecture venues and laboratories are well-equipped, spacious and conducive to learning, while the library is well situated on campus and offers a wide range of materials for study and research.
There’s a big international student presence at Surrey which has given me an appreciation for different cultures. I have met some amazing people and made friends for life. There are many different clubs and societies on campus, and the Surrey Sports Park gives students access to a wide range of sports facilities at a discounted rate, which means it is easy to incorporate a social life into your busy schedule.
Now that I have completed my masters course, I feel well-equipped for a career in the process industry. I’ve been exposed to the key concepts and operations of the process industry, learning from experienced lecturers and visiting academics from industry, which has enabled me to gain the knowledge and technical skills I came here for. I now feel confident in my ability to pursue a career in this field.