I always found there was a good atmosphere between the lecturers and my fellow civil engineering students.

Jocelyn Trottet

Undergraduate Degree:
Civil Engineering

I graduated from the University of Dundee with a degree in Civil Engineering Design and Management (MEng).

“I initially chose to apply for the University of Dundee after doing a bit of research and discovering it was very highly rated for Civil Engineering in the UK. A visit to the university sealed the deal - the campus was convenient and concentrated in a single location, the department looked well-equipped and the staff were friendly.

Throughout my time at the university, I always found there was a good atmosphere between the lecturers and my fellow civil engineering students. At times, the classes can be quite small so it was easy to get to know everyone and the lecturers were very willing to help, which is always a bonus.

The survey camp at the end of second year was a lot of fun – in fact, it was one of the highlights of my degree. Following my 2nd and 3rd year of study, I took part in summer work placements, which proved to be a huge advantage when I was applying for jobs at the end of my degree and I’m now a Nuclear and Defence Graduate Engineer at a large consultancy firm.

At university, it’s important to maintain a good balance between work and activities such as sport. I was a member of the University of Dundee’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and one of my best university experiences was winning the Ultimate Frisbee BUCS Indoor Championships. I’d put a lot of time into training over the past few years and it was great to get some payback!”