Prepared for Success
At a series of ceremonies held in the capital, Remilekun Basaru joined over 1600 students recently graduating from City University London.
Remilekun completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering and says he was impressed with the way academic staff from the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences assisted him during the course:
"All of my lecturers were very supportive and this extended to advice on getting on to my career path, preparing me for interviews and assessment centres and advising me about CVs and cover letters. Professor Sanowar Khan was very helpful in introducing me to companies and individuals who could provide possible platforms for my chosen career directions."
For Remilekun, who graduated with a First Class Honours degree, his final year dissertation remains a highlight of his time at City:
"Completing my final year dissertation was special. The objective was to develop and implement a system for diagnosing patients with several kinds of respiratory diseases without the aid of a medical expert. It was a really exciting part of the course for me as I was allowed to engage with an aspect of biomedical engineering that I was curious about. Whenever it was required, my supervisor and the relevant tutors and lecturers were always willing to guide me in the right direction".
Originally from Ondo State in Nigeria, Remilekun says he "was always certain" he would become an engineer, but he was "unsure of what aspect of the field to pursue". After completing his International Baccalaureate (IB), he was made aware that City offered an engineering qualification in Biomedical Engineering:
"City's degree offering in biomedical engineering came across as unique, dynamic and modern. I chose to do the course at City because it is an institution that clearly prides itself on properly preparing students for the relevant industries they are interested in. For me, this was essential: it was vital for me not just to be a learner, but to effectively and professionally apply my acquired knowledge to the development of the medical field from a technological perspective."
Remilekun, who has enrolled on a MSc in Software Engineering at City, is of the view that the University's biomedical engineering course is relevant to the employment market and recommends it highly:
"City's biomedical engineering degree course is excellent in preparing someone for the biomedical engineering sector and the wider engineering profession. The course content is broad enough to cover the basics of engineering, engineering management, physics and electronics. Students also come away with a sound and robust knowledge of biomedical instrumentation."