Studying engineering at Bristol was a life-changing experience
Mohammed Faies, from Mangalore in India, is an Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate who works in the Bristol electronics industry.
Before coming to Bristol, Mohammed studied at the National Institution of Technology in Karnataka and worked in Mumbai. A desire to undertake research in the UK and gain experience in the video processing industry led him to take up a place on the MSc in Communications Systems and Signal Processing course at Bristol University.
'When I was considering my options, Bristol seemed to be a peaceful place and there were many electronics companies in the city and wider south-west area,' he says. 'Both of these things suited me well.' Mohammed’s wife secured a job as a software engineer while he was studying for his Master's degree and Mohammed himself found employment almost immediately after he graduated (with a distinction).
'The week after I finished the course, I got a job at XAD Communication Ltd, a research-based audio and video processing company set up by former Bristol PhD students. The clients are government departments and major companies. There is a big market for this in India in the future.'
Mohammed eventually plans to return to India to contribute to his country’s development, but for the time being is settled in the UK. 'My wife and I are very happy here,' he says, 'and studying engineering at Bristol was a life-changing experience.'