After MBA student Arun, we’re delighted to now support Francisco doing his MSc in Aersospace Vehicle Design. Find out more about Francisco and his ambitions.
- What were you doing before you started your course at Cranfield University?
Before I started my course at Cranfield University I was working as a R&D/ Design engineer for an agricultural engineering company in Spain. I designed and prototyped new machines or developed already existing ones.
- How do you expect postgraduate study will benefit you?
I think that my postgraduate study together with my Master of Engineering will help me become a well rounded engineer. I believe this is very important especially when designing. Innovation for one field might come from applying techniques from another one.
I also believe that meeting new people will help me, I will be able to learn about their way of thinking and share thoughts with them.
- Have you studied in the UK before? What were your concerns about studying / living in the UK and what do you consider to be the benefits?
I have studied in the UK before yes, at Southampton. The biggest of my worries here was if I was going to be able to cope with the weather, being a southern spaniard. I did get used to it after some time.
Benefits from studying/living in the UK such as: staying away from my family and learning how to solve day to day issues by myself, getting to know a new culture, a more practical learning environment than Spanish universities offer, outweigh the weather inconvenience.
- Why did you choose this course and Cranfield University?
I chose this course because designing has always been my passion, and specifically designing aerospace vehicles. As part of my Masters of Engineering I took courses on aerodynamics, which I now think are not enough for me to design tomorrow’s vehicles. I believe that with this MSc I will have the wider background knowledge necessary.
I chose Cranfield University for its renown name and contacts in industry. I hope that it will help me achieve my dream job position.
- What are you most looking forward to at Cranfield University?
I would say that what I am most looking forward is to start learning and applying my knowledge. To be challenged.
From left to right: Professor Shijun Guo (Cranfield University) Francisco (Scholarship receiver), Greg Chadbourne (Future Finance)
- What does the Future Finance scholarship mean to you?
The Future Finance scholarship means that I can be less worried about my day to day finances and able to focus entirely on my course. I also believe it gives me the opportunity to get seen by companies and improve my chances of meeting great people from the industry from whom I can learn and hopefully work with a future.
- What are your ambitions after completing your course at Cranfield University?
I intend to find a job position designing aerospace vehicles, becoming part of a team that will develop the future of air and space transportation.
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