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Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
 
 

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Trevor Lu

 
Trevor Lu

Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Science

Business Analyst, Macquarie Bank

I always enjoyed maths and science subjects throughout high school so studying engineering at UWA was always going to be the natural progression for me.

I didn't know whether I wanted to be an engineer, a scientist or a mathematician, but I knew that the course would lead me in the right direction. After finishing my BE/BCM course at the end of 2006, I started working as an IT professional at Macquarie Group. In that time, I covered a range of roles such as support, development and project management. 

I am now a business analyst at Macquarie Bank in mortgages (an interesting place to work given the GFC!). Although the role is not technical, it requires the analytical and problem solving skills that I was able to build throughout my studies at UWA.

Science and engineering courses are very challenging, so be sure that you choose it only if you will enjoy it. But don't worry, it isn't all work and no play (some would argue that it's the other way around). I recently had a conversation with somebody who thought UWA had one of the best university social cultures in Australia. It sure does. There are so many things to do, so make sure you get involved with student clubs, sporting events and study abroad (to name a few) and you'll have a absolute blast at uni. Good luck!