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Josh Sykes

Studying at master's level helped Josh progress in the company

MSc Civil and Structural Engineering

I would recommend Teesside University – the lecturers are knowledgeable and helpful, and the facilities are good.

Josh Sykes

Why did you choose to study a master's course at Teesside?

I decided to study at Teesside University as I’m local to the university and was aware of its respected engineering courses. I wanted to study an MSc that had a structural engineering aspect so it would help me to progress at work. The course allowed me to have a better technical understanding of key concepts and will enable me to become chartered with the Institution of Civil Engineers.

What did you enjoy most on your course?

I enjoyed the structural design modules because they helped me to better understand aspects of my day job and the assignments were applicable to real engineering problems in industry. There is a wealth of knowledge that can be drawn from lecturers on the course.

I also really liked the University’s Campus Heart. It’s friendly for students and some of the new learning facilities are excellent although I did most of my study away from campus.

What support did your company provide?

I was supported throughout my studies by my company which was extremely helpful. I now support others in their learning to help them develop, such as mentoring work colleagues through their EngTech professional membership with the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Would you recommend Teesside?

I was supported throughout my studies by my company which was extremely helpful. I now support others in their learning to help them develop, such as mentoring work colleagues through their EngTech professional membership with the Institution of Civil Engineers.

I would recommend Teesside University – the lecturers are knowledgeable and helpful, and the facilities are good. The course helped me to progress in my company and I hope it will continue to help me in the future.