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Spotlight - MEngSc student Rohan Powar

30 Nov 2020
UCC MEngSc graduate Rohan Powar

Rohan Powar recently completed the MEngSc in Mechanical Engineering in UCC. This is what he had to say about his time here:

"I graduated from Sinhgad College of Engineering in Solapur, India, in 2015 with a BE in Mechanical Engineering. Later, I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in piping design and engineering construction from the Asian Academy of Professional Training India Pvt. Ltd. I also worked for Flex for around three years as a Senior Analyst in the logistic supply chain management department for Flex's Changi Singapore manufacturing plant.

I didn't want to study a traditional mechanical engineering masters course. So, I did a lot of research related to mechanical programs around the globe. UCC's MEngSc in mechanical engineering attracted my attention because it was a unique course that is specifically designed on the Industry 4.0 concept and a combination of all the engineering and management courses. Secondly, the UCC is one of the top universities in the world. I enjoyed all the modules.

The course is challenging, and research work kept me busy throughout the year. Time management and discipline are two essential skills I developed during my time in UCC. The best part about the program is it gives an in-depth knowledge of all the engineering branches. I obtained knowledge of robotics, programming, electronics, biomedical engineering, pharma industry, operation, and project management. It's impossible to get inside all engineering branches plus management skills in a single program, but this course made it possible for me.

I started my job applications very early in September. After a few rejections, I got a job in Nikon Precision Europe GMBH as a field service engineer before graduation. I am responsible for supporting all aspects of system support for Nikon step and repeat (NSR) semiconductor lithography systems. My job includes supporting customer sites worldwide. After training, I will be travelling to the USA, Japan, Scotland, and Israel. Travelling around the globe and working in a core technical field with high cutting edge technology was my dream which is now fulfilled. Thanks to UCC for shaping my vision into reality."

For more information on the MEngSc in Mechanical Engineering in UCC, please visit the Taught Postgraduate section. To apply, please visit

Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering

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