Chan Wai Pang, Kollsman (BEng Energy Science and Engineering)

1. Can you explain your current job nature?

There are two main duties for sustainability engineers: Design and Analysis. Based on our engineering knowledge, we keep pace with the rapid technological development and incorporate these ideas in the building design. Starting with a rough design framework, engineers such as myself will conduct analyses in the forms of calculation and simulation to ensure the feasibility of the design.

As technology is ever-changing, we embrace new ideas and engineering challenges every day.

2. Given your current experience, how have your studies at the School of Energy and Environment (SEE) helped you so far in your career?

SEE provided a holistic curriculum that covers topics from basic science to advanced engineering applications, such as photovoltaic (PV) panels, biofuel synthesis, or water-cooled air-conditioning systems. This forms the basis for implementing the state-of-the-art technologies in buildings design and analysing their feasibilities.

Besides, the courses in SEE stress on team working and skill development, which are the two elements that pave the way for SEE graduates in top-notch companies.

3. How did your studies at the School of Energy and Environment (SEE) provide you with a unique advantage compared to your other Engineering colleagues?

Science and engineering are of equal importance in the curriculums offered by SEE. Therefore, I am used to heavier workload than peers from other programmes. Through the training, I am capable of assessing issues from different angles and present innovative solutions through the combination of science and engineering. It is such broad knowledge that has provided me with the edge in the competitive engineering world.

4. Looking back, what aspects of the University life provided by the School have the largest impact on your development so far?

At SEE, Professors and Administrative Staff are helpful, friendly and cheerful. Our Student Society will organise events, such as Christmas party, orientation day and camp. In those days, both students and staff will get to know each other better and have a lot of fun.

The close relationship between students and the school has made studying in SEE enjoyable.

5. What would be your advice to junior students currently enrolled or will be enrolling in the School of Energy and Environment?

It is important to get a good grades; but it is equally important to enjoy your studies and pursue what your believe in. Professors and staff are very friendly in SEE. If you encounter any problems, they are always happy to help.