Student Profile - Marcus Milton

MEng Electrical and Railway Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Marcus Milton Image- resized"I get to work with civil engineers, which is great because it prepares us to work with other types of engineers in industry." 

Why did you originally apply to do your chosen course at Birmingham?

It was the only university that offered the course, and I thought Birmingham would be a great place to study because of its reputation.

What do you think are the best points of your course?

The fact that the railway module is interdisciplinary . I get to work with civil engineers, which is great because it prepares us to work with other types of engineers in industry.

What’s the best thing about studying at the University of Birmingham?

The campus is awesome. It is a mix of old and new buildings meaning that a walk across campus is never dull.

What’s your highlight of your time at the University?

So far, it is that I have meet some really great people.

What advice would you give to students thinking about studying on the course?

Don't worry if you think a railway engineering degree is too specialised; you get a great electrical engineering education as well. It means you are not tied to a railway career, but you still have a respected electrical engineering degree.

Is there anything extra students thinking about studying on the course should know?

Don't buy lots of books at the start of the year, lecturers will recommend books, which are almost always in the library!