UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


CEGE Graduation Spotlight on… Amarpreet Singh, Engineering (Civil) MEng 2019

3 September 2019

As the 2019 cohort of civil engineering BEng and MEng students prepares to graduate, one of their number, Amarpreet Singh, reflects on his time at UCL, graduation day itself, and what’s next in his nascent career.

A picture of student Amarpreet next to the University of British Columbia's Civil Engineering Department sign

I’ve just completed a MEng in civil engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), at the one and only UCL. I think starting university is your first step to joining the real world. For me it was quite a daunting experience networking, liaising and trying to build professional relationships. One thing that made my experience at UCL more comfortable was having my CEGE family around me. From first year right through to fourth year, I was always able to discuss challenging experiences I was going through with other students, or pick up valuable advice through informal chats with staff members – who really do give genuine information and have your best interests at heart. This support network really allowed me to achieve my potential at UCL.

One thing that is fantastic about UCL is the plethora of opportunities you are given. I was lucky enough to go to the University of British Columbia as an exchange student and live in Vancouver for a year! They have a world-renowned structures department, so I really got the chance to hone my technical skills. However, I was also able to try out snowboarding, hiking and mountain climbing; all things I never really saw myself doing, yet I have gone on two snowboarding trips since being back!

Now I’m finally graduating and really can’t wait. I haven’t seen my course mates since our last exam, so the day itself will be a nice reunion. After I graduate, I will be starting work as a Technology Consultant at Deloitte, and I’m really looking forward to beginning a new chapter in my life. I think studying civil engineering at UCL has given me the skills - in critical thinking, teamwork, and how to thrive under pressure - to succeed in any direction I choose to go.

Amarpreet Singh, September 2019



  • Caption: Amar on his study abroad year at the University of British Columbia.