RespectedSir/Madam,I am very glad to applyfor Master’s study in Civil Engineering. I am from Pakistan and I 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 an Assistant Structure Engineer in a privatesector for one and half year, later I joined Nicon Group of Colleges one of thewell-known colleges of Pakistan in Science and Technology where I’m working asa lecturer for BTEC Higher National in Construction and Built Environment,Design of Structure with Autodesk Revit and Project Management. 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? Afterthat, when I saw the structures like EmpireState Building and Golden Gate Bridgethose also captured my attentions.
Thus as far as my career was concern Ihad already decided to opt civil engineering for its versatility ininfrastructures. During graduation the field which inspired methe most was structural engineering as, it was facilitating me with the answersfor my curiosity about mega structures and this inspiration triggered me toachieve high grades in all structure core subjects. Especially the topicsregarding Steel Structures, Prestressed Concrete Structures and Geotechnical & Foundation Engineering with their extremeresearch potential was at the top of my list as all high rise buildings need astrong structural design along with a strong foundation design to safelysupport the loads and to transfer them to the soil underneath. In Pakistan,where there is several kind of conditions like high temperatures, freezingconditions, humidity, low bearing capacity of soil, maximum chances of erosionand low wealth; structural engineering is one of those rapidly evolving fieldwhich best suits the requirements for country infrastructure development. Myinterest in structural engineering and the practical implementation of thisfield forced me to work as an intern at some mega projects currently running inPakistan like “China–Pakistan EconomicCorridor” which exposed me to visualize modern design methods andcontemporary construction techniques 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 due to my financial position, I was unable topursuemy studies in my country or abroad.
Since, I heard about the announcement ofyour scholarship programme and with careful perusal of the web page, I amconvinced that my academic career can receive the much-required exposure andenhancement enabling me to pursue extensive research and excel at it throughyour programme.As of my high interestin structures I want to study at BudapestUniversity of Technology and Economics in MSc Structural Engineering, at University of Pécs in Structural Engineering or at Széchenyi István University in MSc Infrastructural Engineering. Notonly Universities High ranking but also distinguished faculty, fully equipped laboratories with full facilitiesand high reputation attract me but also does the on-going researches by eminentfaculty. They will provide me understandable platform. I am wishing to getexpertise in these fields.
I will take part in field work and laboratoryactivities that provide me with hands-on skills on analyzing complicatedstructures and solving their problems using suitable techniques. I will do mylevel best to excel in this department. My utmost goal is to become a valuableand renowned researcher in the field of Structural EngineeringI look forward to yourpositive response. Thanking you in anticipation.Yours sincerely,Muhammad Imran Waris