Nithin Thomas: 2005 Graduate
"As an MEng Computer Systems Engineering student, I was given an insight into the design and development of computer systems. This included hardware, software and the mathematical theory behind real systems. The diversity of skills and knowledge I gained meant that I had many career paths to choose from.
The research experience I gained from my final year project influenced my decision to embark on a PhD. My PhD involves research into novel techniques for encrypting compressed video data and requires aspects of signal processing, software engineering and cryptography. As my research demands skills from different areas of electrical engineering and computing, Computer Systems Engineering gave me a head start.
My undergraduate course was ideal for the work that I am now doing toward my PhD, and besides the technical skills, I also developed the necessary skills needed to grasp new concepts quickly, and apply them in new scenarios - which has been essential to my current work."