What interests me about Michigan Engineering

Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or school to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would the curriculum support your interests?


I’m sure that it won’t be the last. However, the first really difficult academic decision I’ve made was in February, 2015: choosing my A-Level subjects. Overnight, I had to cut down my earlier eleven subjects, many of which I had really enjoyed - to just four. I was certain that I wanted to continue with Sciences and Mathematics. After several days of self-questioning, I chose Economics. What I really wanted was a certain breadth of education.

Michigan Engineering is exactly what I am looking for because of its commitment to enriching rigorous engineering studies with Intellectual Breadth courses. The interdependent skill sets and context gained by studying Humanities, Liberal Arts and Professional and Creative Development are peerlessly valuable to any engineering student. I intend to continue with Economics, and am keen to add on other courses such as Psychology.

Nonetheless, while studying my A Levels, I have enjoyed stretching my limits and rigorously applying my knowledge to solve real world problems. This sparked my interest in civil engineering - it is the profession of problem solvers, who use their skills to shape and to improve the environment in which people live. I relished finding links between my subjects;...

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