Yng Yng Koay

Chemical engineering student, Yng Yng Koay discovered just how much you can learn from the real-world when she completed a 3 month internship in Malaysia as part of her degree.

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Yng Yng Koay - Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) graduate Yng Yng Koay - Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) graduate

"I've had the opportunity to complete a 12 week internship at a petrochemical plant in Malaysia. The experience opened my eyes and taught me that there is so much you can learn from the real world."

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Chemical engineering appealed to me because it’s an interesting blend of the sciences.

Despite being a highly technical field, engineers are able to use their knowledge to give back to society in many different ways. I find it enjoyable and intriguing to see how the principles and concepts we learn at university are applied in everyday life.

I’ve had the opportunity to complete a 12 week internship at a petrochemical plant (PETRONAS) in Malaysia. I was involved in a furnace improvement project and was lucky enough to be on the actual plant site.

As well as doing work such as taking measurements, I also handled technical and economical evaluations and participated in a risk assessment in the form of a HAZOP session. The experience opened my eyes and taught me that there is so much you can learn from the real world.

I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to work in a group and carry out a specialised research project as part of my degree. The project focused on corrosion, and I had an amazing supervisor and a great partner. It required a lot of hard work and discipline but it was worth it in the end.

I’m looking forward to graduating, I'm really interested in pursuing a career in the oil, gas or food industries.

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