Growing up watching his father work tirelessly to earn a living for his family as an electrical technician and then being promoted to the level of an electrical engineer after many years of dedicated service, Justin found a strong role model in his father when he decided to join SP’s Diploma in Bioengineering (DBEN).
Having a deep interest in mathematics and science when young, a passion for studying biology stood out as he has always thought of having a career that would be meaningful in allowing him to contribute to society by helping people. By joining the DBEN course, he will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to be valuable to the healthcare industry. His vision is to design, operate, and maintain medical devices such as prostheses to improve the quality of life of the disabled and the elderly.
Justin found his Final Year Project to be most memorable during this time in SP because he found satisfaction in being given trust and patience to perform by his project supervisor, Dr Win Tun Latt. As a result of this synergy between student and staff, Justin won the Gold and Merit award for his Final Year Project when it took part in the Assistive & Rehabilitation Technologies Student Innovation Challenge (ARTSIC) and The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) competitions respectively, this year. On record, Justin would like to thank SP, Dr Win, and the Research Engineers at the Bioengineering Lab for giving him the opportunity to learn and experience the field of engineering, as well as to holistically develop as a person.
Why choose engineering? Or why not? Justin has this to say: “Never tell yourself that you chose engineering because you don’t have a choice. But instead, tell yourself, you have the choice of choosing engineering… use this opportunity to learn and experience from the course of study and cultivate your character and mind set.”