Aman Bir Singh
- Course: Automotive Engineering BEng
- Job title: Managing Director
- Company: RASCO Automotive Systems Private Limited
What have you been doing since finishing your studies?
After graduation from Leeds I moved to Coventry University for my MSc Automotive Engineering (2004-2005). While at Coventry as part of my MSc project, my professorintroduced me to a local company, M/s Majenta Solutions, based out of Warwick University science park. I did my MSc project at Majenta researching in Haptic technology for automotive engineering design. While at Majenta, I was contacted by Siemens India to become their channel partner in India for their CAD engineering design software. I accepted the offer and moved to India and founded my company RASCO Automotive Systems Private Limited in 2005 as a channel partner for Siemens. In 2007 I gave up this partnership and became independent. Today my business involves engineering design services, engineering strategy management consultancy, educational services and distributorship of 3D scanning machines and software from 3D Systems USA. We are serving at the OEM level and have clients all over the world. I am managing director and hold a 40% stake in the company.
What experiences at Leeds do you think have particularly helped with your career/will help with your future career?
My business is completely skill based business and I learned my skill in Leeds. My work is providing engineering design solutions to manufacturing industries by using 3D CAD. I learnt 3D CAD in Leeds under Dr. Hau Hing Chau and Prof. Alan de Pennington, So the skills I learnt at Leeds under my tutors has helped me to convert it into a business.
Why did you choose to study your particular course and why did you choose the University of Leeds?
I was passionate about cars since childhood and I developed my love for engineering design during my high school days in India. I was looking for a specialised engineering course in automotive engineering and it was only being offered in the UK, with leeds being one of them. Leeds had achieved good success at formula student that year and Leeds also recognised my educational achievements at school level and offered me a scholarship for my entire course.
What was the best aspect of the course/the University and why?
The infrastructure at Leeds was excellent. The CAD software that theyuse in industry is present at Leeds. It was connected in terms of technology to the industry and we were being taught with the latest equipment. Moreover, the personal attention of tutors in first year and especially during my final year were excellent and helped me emerge as a skilled professional.
What other activities outside of your studies were you involved in?
I met people from almost all nationalities. I had a great time at student union and in the city with my friends. I was also a member of the Indian society at Leeds.
What would you say to students thinking about studying the same course at Leeds?
My advice to future engineers is that engineering is a wide area. Rather than graduating with generic knowledge, identify your skill area and develop that at university. For example, I developed an interest in 3D CAD in year 1 and developed that skill at Leeds with the assistance of my tutors. A skilled worker will never be out of job.