Dear Sir/Madam,I am extremely pleased to applyfor Master’s study in Civil Engineering. I belong to Pakistan and I am graduatedfrom University College of Engineeringand Technology Bahauddin Zakariya, Multan, Pakistan, one of the top-ranked universities in the country, inCivil Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree program.
After mygraduation, I have worked as Assistant Structure Engineer in a private sectorfor one and half year, later I joined Nicon Group of Colleges where I’m workingas a lecturer for BTEC Higher National in Construction and Built Environment,Design of Structure with Autodesk Revit and also Project Management withPrimavera.My decision to major inCivil Engineering is a direct result of my desire to contribute to thedevelopment of state-of-the-art infrastructure in my country, aiming towardsimproving its global standing. Foundation of this lies in my childhood when I watchedthe documentary of world’s megatall skyscraper Burj Khalifa that structure fascinated me a lot and also triggeredcuriosity in me how this high rise building can support such massive load?After that, when I saw the structures like EmpireState Building and Golden GateBridge those also captured my attentions. Thus as far as my career was concern I had already decided to opt civilengineering for its versatility in infrastructures.Undergraduate study isnot a denouement which one can call a journey towards excellence andcompetence. Graduate study opens up newer avenues to explore and gives one awider range of career objectives.
My undergraduate at Punjab College gave methe excellent command in basics of mathematics and science which enabled me tosecure admission in one of the pioneer engineering institutes (Universitycollege of Engineering and Technology Bahauddin Zakariya) of Pakistan. Thestudies at undergraduate level have been an enriching experience for me whichprovided me with a broad perspective of civil engineering. During graduationthe field which inspired me the most was structural engineering as, it wasfacilitating me with the answers for my curiosity about mega structures andthis inspiration triggered me to achieve high grades in all structure coresubjects. Especially the topics regarding SteelStructures, Prestressed ConcreteStructures and Geotechnical Engineering with their extreme research potential was at the topof my list as, all high rise buildings need a strong structural design alongwith a strong foundation design to safely support the loads and to transferthem to the soil underneath. In Pakistan, where there is several kind ofconditions like high temperatures, freezing conditions, humidity, low bearingcapacity of soil, maximum chances of erosion and low wealth; structuralengineering is one of those rapidly evolving field which best suits therequirements for country infrastructure development. My interest in structuralengineering and the practical implementation of this field forced me to work asan intern at some mega projects currently running in Pakistan like “China–Pakistan Economic Corridor” whichexposed me to visualize modern design methods and contemporary constructiontechniques at siteAt some point of my professionalcareer, I realized that my undergraduate education had provided me with what isonly a glimpse of this field and there is so much more waiting to be exploredand created in this industry but I was unable to pursue mystudies in my country or abroad due to my financial position.
Since, i am notin a position to finance my studies, I am pleased to know about theannouncement of your scholarship programme. Thus, armed with the much-valuedconsent of my professors, guidance of my seniors and careful perusal of the webpage of your programme, I am convinced that my academic career will receive themuch-required exposure and enhancement enabling me to pursue extensive researchand excel at it through your programme. Not only does the Universitydistinguished faculty, excellent laboratory with full facilities and highreputation attract me but also does the on-going researches by eminent faculty.My choice of this specialization is motivated by its multidisciplinary nature,which will broaden my horizons and give me flexibility in professionalpractice.