on January 10th, 2024

Based in Perth, Western Australia, Vimlesh Singh is fully immersed in EIT’s Doctor of Engineering (DEng) program, navigating a curriculum that seamlessly blends hardware and software components. EIT’s Doctorate is a Professional Doctor of Engineering and combines coursework and research. 

As part of his DEng program, Vimlesh has decided to embark on a thesis that revolves around ambient air quality monitoring, emphasizing a comprehensive understanding of monitoring systems.  

From navigating environmental monitoring instruments to software development and network design, Vimlesh discusses the ins and outs of his thesis and his experience with EIT. 

Dialogue with an EIT Scholar: Vimlesh Singh

EIT student, Vimlesh Singh in work attire
Vimlesh Singh

What program are you currently studying with EIT? 

I’m fully engaged in EIT’s Doctor of Engineering degree right now.  

Within the DEng program, I chose to focus my thesis on both hardware and software components, this curriculum has been an amazing voyage into the complex world of ambient air quality monitoring. The program provides students with a comprehensive grasp of monitoring systems, from understanding the intricacies of environmental monitoring instruments to delving into software development and network design.  

My ability to apply academic principles in a real-world situation has been made possible by especially eye-opening practical initiatives. It’s about problem-solving and critical thinking, which are abilities that I think are essential in the fast-paced world of technology. 

How do you balance the demands of your role as a lead field service engineer with the academic requirements of your DEng program? 

I handle field operations and troubleshoot technological difficulties in my professional capacity, developing leadership skills that help with effective time management.  

To successfully manage the demanding academic requirements, which sometimes call for late hours and weekends devoted to research and proposal writing, meticulous planning is crucial. My engineering profession provides real-world perspectives and practical experiences that enhance academic endeavors.  

Resilience and adaptation are necessary for this delicate equilibrium, but the synergy between professional and academic activities strengthens the practical significance of my research and improves my talents as a DEng candidate and field service engineer. 

Can you elaborate on how receiving the EIT Dean’s Scholarship aligns with your academic and career goals, and how it will positively impact your pursuit of higher education? 

A significant step in achieving my academic and professional goals is getting this grant.  

Financial assistance is crucial for academic pursuits since it frees me up to concentrate entirely on my academics without hindrance. I can now devote more attention to my studies, courses, and extracurricular activities.  

In addition, receiving this scholarship affirms not just my dedication to academic success but also gives me confidence that my ambitions are worthwhile. It creates a link between academics and the working world and offers chances for networking and mentorship in terms of career. 

How did you feel about EIT accepting you into their scholarship program and how will this benefit your career in the future? 

It is both very satisfying and humbling to be accepted into EIT’s scholarship program. It validates my commitment to my career and academic endeavors in addition to providing financial assistance.  

It gives me a sense of emotional certainty that my efforts are appreciated and acknowledged. Beyond only providing short-term financial assistance, this scholarship paves the way for my professional success in the future.  

My professional reputation is increased by the EIT recognition, which opens possibilities for networking and mentorship. This help not only makes my academic path easier but also sets me up for future success and puts me in a position to make more contributions and development in my profession. 

Can you share an example of how a specific project or challenge in your professional role has intersected with your academic studies in the DEng program? 

A difficult project involving the performance improvement of air quality monitoring stations created a special junction with my academic goals in the DEng program while working as lead field service engineer.  

The project matched my continuing study on eco-friendly infrastructure solutions for the DEng program, requiring a comprehensive grasp of cutting-edge sustainable design concepts. My decision-making during the project was directly influenced by the academic insights I obtained, which enabled me to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world issues.  

This real-world application improved the project’s outcome and demonstrated the concrete influence of my academic work on resolving challenging engineering issues in the workplace. 

Have there been any instances where the theoretical concepts from your DEng studies directly applied to a real-world situation in your role as a lead field service engineer? 

During a challenging system upgrade project, for example, I was able to use the theoretical ideas I had learned in my DEng studies in a practical way to my job as lead field service engineer.  

My program’s advanced systems engineering concepts, which emphasized integration and optimization were very important. I was able to comprehend the entire process, foresee any obstacles, and create a thorough execution strategy with the aid of the theoretical frameworks.  

This simplified the update process and demonstrated how my academic knowledge can be immediately applied to manage complex problems in the ever-changing field of environmental field service engineering. 

Why did you choose EIT? 

When I was a student, I was looking for a school that could combine academic theory with practical application, and EIT was unique in that regard.  

My learning style was suited to the faculty’s expertise, real-world projects, and emphasis on industry-relevant skills. Furthermore, my goals and EIT’s dedication to promoting innovation and cutting-edge technology matched.  

The idea of receiving instruction from professionals in the field who have successfully overcome the same obstacles that I face, rather than merely learning from textbooks, seemed enticing. EIT’s strategy is in line with my view that gaining relevant, hands-on experience is crucial to launching a lucrative career in the industry. 

Would you recommend EIT’s programs to any other colleagues, if yes, why? 

I would strongly advise my colleagues to enrol in EIT’s programs. From the standpoint of students, EIT stands out for its smooth integration of academic instruction with real-world application.  

The programs aim to provide students with practical skills that are essential for success in our respective industries, in addition to textbook knowledge. The faculty, which is made up of seasoned professionals, offers insights into the classroom that go beyond conventional academic lectures because of their extensive industrial experience. Because of EIT’s dedication to being on the cutting edge of technological development, students are well-prepared for the constantly changing problems in our professions. 

In what ways will the completion of your DEng propel your career? 

Getting my DEng completed will advance my career in several significant ways. First off, diving deep into cutting-edge engineering ideas and research techniques has improved my ability to analyze and solve problems.  

In addition to making me a more skilled engineer, this expanded skill set will help me stand out in the cutthroat competitive world of the workplace.  

Moreover, the DEng’s research component has helped me become a thought leader in my area by enabling me to offer novel insights into the field. Together with the program’s academic rigor, this prominence puts me in a position to lead and creates avenues for innovation and career progress in my field. 

What is your favorite engineering joke? 

“Why did the engineer bring a ladder to the bar?” is one of my favorite jokes about engineering from my days as a student.  

Due to the rumour that the beverages were complimentary.” It’s a playful wordplay that lifts the mood from the sometimes serious and demanding environment of engineering study.  

By fusing a witty touch with a practical approach, it perfectly encapsulates the essence of engineering comedy, offering a lighthearted interlude amidst complicated technical issues. 

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