Engineering celebrates exceptional graduates

At a reception held within the iconic Stirling designed Engineering Building, some of the Department's most exceptional graduates received rewards for their endeavours from the University and an array of professional bodies and engineering institutions.
Engineering celebrates exceptional graduates

Prof. Helen Atkinson FREng (centre) with 2015 MEng graduates and staff of the Department of Engineering.

July is always a great month for the Department, as it welcomes back its graduating students to celebrate their just rewards after years of hard (but hopefully enjoyable!) study. This year was no different, with over a 100 new Bachelors and Masters of Engineering (BEng and MEng) and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD) returning to receive their certificates along with family and friends.

One of the most notable graduates this year was Diyang Liyana Hj Awang Lamat BEng, who won the Department's Best Third Year Project Prize, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Project Award and the TWI Best Student Prize. Diyang's dissertation (entitled Micro Computed Tomography Scans of Caliphoridae vomitoria Pupa to Aid Post-Mortem Interval Estimate) made use of engineering tools and techniques to aid in forensic investigations.

Arguably however, the show was stolen by Christina Brugger MEng, who was awarded seven prizes in total - possibly the most awarded to any individual graduate of the Department of Engineering in its history. Christina graduated with the highest mark of any student, picking up prizes from both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Institution of Engineering and Technology, as well as from the Department and the University.

There were many other fantastic achievements from our graduates this year - too numerous to describe in a short article. Instead, the Department of Engineering would just like to wish its latest graduates the very best for the future and in their engineering careers.

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