A. Meryamka - Studying to pursue my dreams
What school are you from and how did you get to know SUPSI?
My journey with my studies is a long one, which began in Aleppo as a mechanical engineer. After only a year, the war interrupted my journey, but it could not stop it. After arriving in Switzerland, in 2017 I started my apprenticeship as a mechanical designer at Schindler and attended the Scuola Arti e Mestieri in Bellinzona (SAMB). The meeting with SUPSI came about because I wanted to expand my knowledge in the field of mechanics.
How would you describe your course?
I would describe it as multidisciplinary, because I have studied and gained knowledge on a wide range of topics from pure mechanics to programming; creative, because designing mechanical systems also requires a good deal of imagination to find innovative solutions to the specific problems and requirements of their designs; I would also say reflective, because mechanical engineering is a discipline that deals with the application of physics and mathematics to design and build machines, systems and devices that meet certain requirements and objectives.
An advantage of your course?
Hands-on learning allows you to practically apply the content learnt and expand your skills.
What are your goals for the future?
I am very interested in the energy sector. My goals are therefore related to the design, development and product optimisation of energy systems.
Is there a particularly significant experience that you would like to tell us about?
During the third semester, I worked on a project in which a manipulator had to be created. During the design process, my team and I faced several challenges and obstacles, but we managed to develop a working prototype. It was very interesting to be able to put into practice what I learnt in the first three semesters.