After completing his degree, Christian secured a graduate mechanical engineer post for Rolls-Royce Controls and Data Services. He now works for ZF Race Engineering UK.
'The best thing about the course was that it gave me a platform to begin my career.'
My course was really rewarding. I enjoyed the design and finite element analysis the most – a method used by engineers to predict whether a product will work the way it was designed. I found this to be the most interesting yet challenging topic. The classroom environment was always positive and there was always good support from the University and lecturers.
The best thing about the course was that it gave me a platform to begin my career. For my major project, I worked on the design of a motorcycle swing-arm – it gave me the fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
The social aspect of Teesside was always vibrant and friendly. I also used the University’s support services – the careers service were very helpful and offered support with my CV amongst other things.
When I finished university, I worked as a graduate mechanical engineer at Rolls-Royce Controls and Data Services. I’m now working as a senior mechanical engineer at ZF Race Engineering UK. I’m also a chartered mechanical engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Without a doubt it did. My time at Teesside provided the necessary stepping stone to be able to progress further in engineering.