Hin Yan Tang
How was your time on the course? What did you learn, and what did you enjoy most about the course?
I had an enjoyable time during my MSc at Imperial despite an intense program. The program structure consists of a great portion of practical aspects where I gained many valuable hands-on experiences. I took several computational courses as I am quite found of numerical methods and simulations. These electives come with well-designed group projects where I can really apply the theory from lectures to address real-word problems, and I did get better understanding and deeper insights on the subject from them.
What is more, Imperial is a very international institution. It was an amazing time to network with like-minded people from all over the world. I got precious friendships and they are like a big warm family that energises me and keeps me from stress from intensive workloads.
How has what you learned on the AME course helped you in your career so far?
Most of my time in the course was spent on the individual project, which we can choose from a variety of topics. This provided me with an ‘early taste’ of how the life of independent researcher is like before pursuing my PhD study. This experience also helped me develop independent researching skills including identifying relevant literature, project planning and management, etc.
What kind of work are you doing now? What are your plans for the future?
I was awarded a PhD scholarship, so I decided to continue my MSc project. I am currently doing my PhD at Imperial in the Thermofluids division on modelling turbulent reactive flow and precipitation, and I am looking for a R&D position in industry after graduate.
"[The course] provided me with an ‘early taste’ of how the life of independent researcher is like before pursuing my PhD study. This experience also helped me develop independent researching skills."