Mr Nardi Utomo is graduating with NTU EEE’s Class of 2017, achieving a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) with first class honours, with a Minor in Business. He is a multiple award winner for the upcoming NTU Convocation for the following: Panasonic Gold Medal; Thomson Asia Pacific Holdings Gold Medal; and Motorola Book Prize.
What are some of your favourite university activities?
They are: the NTU Fest, NTU EEE Mentor Meet Mentee, and Celebrate NTU.
What are some experiences you had as a NTU EEE student?
In my third year of undergraduate study, there is an EEE module called Design and Innovation Project (DIP). There are a lot of interesting project thematics that can be chosen for this module! I chose the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) thematic. The project’s objective was to assemble a UAV and implement some cool features as a team of 10. The project itself was fun, yet very challenging. At the end, we learned a lot of cool things like how to assemble a UAV, fly it, etc., and definitely made a lot of good friends; as well as learning valuable teamwork. Therefore, my DIP experience was immensely satisfying.
What do you like about NTU EEE?
- The community: the students, staffs, and the faculties, are overall friendly and approachable!
- The chance to interact and learn from remarkable professors in their respective fields.
- The comprehensive and challenging curriculum.
- The activities organised by the NTU EEE student club and the EEE Pastoral Care & Career Advisory Office.
What are some of your achievements while being a NTU EEE undergraduate?
I have been on the Dean’s List thrice, for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, and 2015/16
What are your plans after graduating?
I’m actually going to continue my studies in NTU EEE, by pursuing my PhD! I was offered admission to a research programme with the Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship (NPGS), and I have accepted the offer.
What do you have to say to current and future undergrads?
I am very grateful to be a part of the NTU EEE family. As an undergrad here, I have made plenty of good friends, the chance to learn from several remarkable professors, internship experience with a huge multinational company, a good amount of research experience, and even the chance to write a paper for a peer-reviewed conference! Yet, I still feel that there are a lot more experiences I could have attained. So, while you’re still in NTU EEE, make use of your time to the fullest and try to grasp all the finest opportunities!
Published on: 21-July-2017