Mega Rahmasari, MSc Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems taught postgraduate student from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds.

Mega Rahmasari

What course are you studying?

MSc Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems

Why did you decide to study a masters at the University of Leeds?

Studying a Master's degree will give me in-depth knowledge of a specific subject, in this case is renewable energy. In the University of Leeds, this course has an interesting module that I can’t find in another place. The course includes both theoretical and practical knowledge. Furthermore, University of Leeds has IET accreditation for this course, which will guarantee its quality.

What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University so far and why?

The best aspect of studying at the University of Leeds is that I get a chance to do a practical study. I also have experience working and interaction with people from various backgrounds, so I always have different perspectives that stimulate my critical thinking. Hence, It will be very important for my next career.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed.

I really enjoy did all the lab sessions in this course. For example, the PV Laboratory gave me a chance to explore the solar panel and its characteristics. In this lab session, I learned about the operation procedure of PV-Panel in order to get the maximum power output. The other laboratory session is micro-grid laboratory that gives me an opportunity to simulate end-to-end electricity generation, including power control.

What does Leeds as a city have to offer students?

Leeds is the best city for students, since everything here is affordable. I can find anything here, even the food from my country. This city also has so much amusement and a nice people around. This city atmosphere is always recharges my energy.

What are your ambitions for the future?

In the future, I plan to build a business in engineering consultancy, especially in renewable energy area. I know that this plan is still long way to go, but this study could be my foundation to realise it.

What experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?

My experience in writing reports, communication skills, and project management will be important in my future career. My interaction with both local and international people here has given me insight and a different point of view, which I surely believe will be necessary in my career.

What would you say to students coming to do the same course?

Studying a Master's degree in this course is hard work. Since it's just a one year course, you really need to manage your time wisely. However, with all the facilities and best staff this University have, I guarantee It will be very enjoyable to study here.