Statement of Purpose for MS in Civil Engineering
After four years of undergraduate study in Civil Engineering, I feel completely satisfied with my decision to choose engineering as my career option as it has revealed the most pragmatic and down-to-earth approach to tackling human problems to me. My enthusiasm coupled with scope for innovations and opportunities available in the field of Civil Engineering has motivated me to opt for higher studies and contribute to the field through meaningful research. I sincerely believe that pursuing graduation at Coventry University at this juncture of my career will be an ideal step in this direction.
My decision to major in Civil Engineering is a direct result of my desire to contribute to the development of state-of-the-art infrastructure in my country, aiming towards improving its global standing. Foundation of this lies in my childhood admiration of my uncle, a civil contractor who I frequently accompanied for his site visits. Each time I visited the site and witnessed the machines and related processes, my excitement and inquisitiveness knew no bounds. My desire to pursue my MS in Civil Engineering stems from the gradual accumulation of theories and naïve practical applications of the observed concepts during the site visits.
During my under graduation in Civil Engineering at Sahyadri College of Engineering, Mangaluru, I gained my initial formal exposure to Construction Management through courses like “Building and Construction Material” and “Design and drawing of steel structures ”
which opened my eyes to the latest construction technology and management methods. The course in “Construction Management” highlighted the importance of effective team coordination for project execution in quality construction practice and exposed me to plethora of applications of Operations Research in Project Management.
In the third year of my under graduation, I received in-depth practical knowledge during the six-month industrial training during which, I was a part of a residential building project for Mugrody Construction. Here, I took upon the task of performing a study of testing of materials procured for mix design and design of reinforced concrete structures. Also I had the opportunity to visit and learn about surveying. In addition, I was exposed to the various aspects of Construction Engineering and Management and interacted with the engineers involved with futuristic activities that thoroughly inspired me and reinforced my decision to pursue my graduate study in this field.
At this point of my academic career, I realize that my undergraduate education has provided me with what is only a glimpse of this field and there is so much more waiting to be explored and created in this industry. Thus, armed with the much-valued consent of my professors, guidance of my seniors and careful perusal of the web pages of your University, I am convinced that my academic career will receive the much-required exposure and enhancement enabling me to pursue extensive research and excel at it. Not only does the University’s distinguished faculty, excellent laboratory facilities and high reputation attract me but also does the on-going researches by eminent faculty. My choice of this specialization is motivated by its multidisciplinary nature, which will broaden my horizons and give me flexibility in professional practice.
My undergraduate curriculum has enabled me to clear my fundamentals; and now I feel the need to pursue refinement of the attained knowledge through a Master’s course at the prestigious Coventry University. The fast emerging global scenario in the field of Civil Engineering, and moreover the quality of education and exposure to plethora of research work in UK supplemented by my own interest, has helped me to fortify my decision to pursue graduate studies in UK.
I am applying to your University because of the excellent reputation of your College. In addition, your splendid facilities are also a major attraction to me. In my experience as a student, I know for certain that good facilities can make a difference in a student’s life and learning experience. I hope you will grant me the privilege of pursuing my Master’s Degree in your prestigious University. I look forward to a long and fruitful association with Coventry University.