I’m a graduate of CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India, where I earned a master’s degree in geomatics. After graduating, I spent a year working as a GIS analyst in Ahmedabad. My job involved using satellite images to estimate crop areas and their health and digitizing the mineral area for the state of Gujarat.
In 2019, I moved to Dublin to study and gained an MSc in Transport Engineering, Policy, and Planning from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). It was at a careers event in TCD that I first heard about ROD’s graduate programme. It appealed to me because I wanted to gain practical knowledge across different fields of civil and transportation engineering before specialising.
Over the past two years, I’ve worked on a broad range of transportation projects, including the enhancing Motorway Operation Services (eMOS) programme, the R263 Fintra Bridge Road Realignment scheme in Donegal and the Kilmashogue Masterplan. Working on the eMOS programme gave me a deeper understanding of how intelligent transport systems (ITS) technology is transforming highway and traffic engineering in Ireland. The R263 Fintra Bridge project provided an opportunity for me to learn about the design of road pavements, traffic signs and safety barriers and how to compile a bill of quantities. The Kilmashogue Masterplan project enhanced my knowledge of traffic planning, including how to design and modify junctions so they have the capacity to handle increased traffic levels in the future.
I've had great support from senior engineers, mentors and graduate coordinators throughout the graduate programme. I've also had the opportunity to attend several CPD courses and workshops. As I move forward into the next phase of my career, I'm grateful for the solid grounding in civil engineering the programme has given me.