Before enrolling in the SEEM programme, I was uncertain about which career path to pursue. However, the programme has exposed me to a diverse range of knowledge spanning various fields, including mathematics, finance, and computer science. The SEEM department has been instrumental in helping me find my true passion and direction by offering a comprehensive curriculum and dedicated faculty. The courses have also broadened my horizons and allowed me to explore different areas of interest. In addition, the practical experience that I have gained through the projects has been invaluable in preparing me for the real world. I am grateful for the opportunities provided by the SEEM programme and the skills and knowledge that I have gained from it. I am confident that I am now well prepared for any career path I choose to pursue in the future.
My name is Supakorn. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management for my scholarship. I really appreciate it. I am currently in my third year as an international student majoring in SEEM. I have found many of the courses and subjects to be both interesting and essential, ranging from probability, statistics, operations research, service management, logistics, and supply chain to quality control, among others. The content has been both relevant and up to date, allowing me to apply it to present-day situations. I have also been impressed by the kindness and friendliness of the professors, tutors, and staff. Whenever I have encountered a problem, they have always been available and willing to assist me. Overall, my experience studying SEEM has been positive, and I am grateful that I selected this major.
During my first year at SEEM, I focused on developing a strong background in both core engineering principles and management practices. I took courses in subjects such as calculus, physics, and computer programming, which helped me improve my scientific reasoning and logical analysis capabilities. Whenever I encountered questions that I could not answer, I would send an email to the teaching assistant or visit the professor’s office and ask for help. I also met many excellent classmates and learned a wide range of useful information, which helped accelerate my learning process. I had numerous opportunities to participate in hands-on projects and team-based activities to develop my problem-solving and communication skills. Overall, studying at SEEM has provided me with a strong foundation for my future studies.
My name is Galym Torebayev, and I am a sophomore currently studying SEEM. A year ago, I had to make a difficult decision between computer science and SEEM as my major. I reviewed the courses offered by these majors and discovered that both included programming-related courses. However, I discovered that SEEM offered not only coding courses but also mathematics, finance, analytics, and business-related courses. Therefore, as someone who has always desired to be at the intersection of business and technology, I chose SEEM and have had no regrets ever since.
As a SEEM student, I have learned how to use cutting-edge technologies, such as blockchains, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, and apply them in finance and business. I have also enjoyed both finance- and mathematics-related courses. I am grateful to the SEEM professors for enhancing my understanding of the subject matter. Overall, studying SEEM has been a challenging but rewarding experience, and I believe it will lead to numerous exciting career opportunities.
As a sophomore in the SEEM department, I have found the programme to be an exceptional academic pursuit. The curriculum has provided me with a strong foundation in both mathematics and programming and included valuable courses in economics and finance, which have allowed me to prepare for the constantly evolving digitised world, particularly within the fields of financial engineering and technology. The programme professors are highly knowledgeable, and their lectures are both stimulating and interactive, thus fostering an environment that encourages participation and sharing. They are also readily available to provide guidance and insights whenever needed. The weekly professional workshops and seminars related to systems engineering have provided me with exceptional opportunities to learn from senior industry practitioners representing renowned companies such as Amazon Web Services, AlipayHK, Google Cloud, and Manulife. The SEEM programme also provides opportunities for summer research and internships in diverse fields, further enhancing the programme’s value for students.
I am deeply honoured to have been selected as a recipient of the Department of SEEM Scholarship. The programme’s comprehensive curriculum has provided me with a well-rounded education, equipping me with the skills and knowledge necessary for future career success. The professors have been exceptional mentors, challenging and inspiring me to realise my full potential. Despite the pandemic, SEEM went above and beyond to ensure that we received the best education possible. Even though we were physically separated, I still felt connected to the SEEM department and received the same level of support and guidance as if I were present in person. I am confident that the skills and knowledge that I have acquired through my studies will assist me in all future endeavours. This scholarship not only acknowledges my academic accomplishments but also provides me with the confidence and resources to pursue my dreams. Thank you, SEEM.
I am truly glad that I selected SEEM as my major. The programme has provided me with a strong foundation in mathematics and computer technology. The courses have also been engaging and exciting and have inspired me to deepen my knowledge of mathematics and related technologies. I have thoroughly enjoyed studying in this programme and am grateful for this opportunity.
Systems engineering and engineering management is a vast and diverse field of study. My primary focus is on financial engineering, which prepares individuals for the era of digital finance. As a student of financial engineering, I have gained experience in programming languages such as Python and R as well as financial software such as MATLAB, which can be applied to price, model, and analyse financial products. This field of study has also honed my practical skills. During my final-year project, I was able to apply what I had learned and analyse the current financial environment, read literature on the most advanced ideas, and offer my own insights. Overall, SEEM has considerably broadened my future career options.